A brighter whiter smile...
When you decide to have your teeth whitened, usually it is a better option to have your dentist carry it out and only dentists have access to professional strength teeth whitening treatments which can safely and effectively give you the brighter smile you are looking for.
St Andrews Dental Care have years of experience in using a wide range of whitening systems and can advise you in making the best choice for your individual situation.
Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening available. Your dentist will apply the tooth whitening product to your teeth, using a custom-made tray which fits into your mouth like a gum shield.
How does Teeth Whitening Work?
The active ingredient in the teeth whitening product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour becomes lighter.
There is also laser teeth whitening or power whitening. During this type of treatment a light, or laser, is shone on the teeth to activate the chemical. The light speeds up the chemical reaction of the tooth whitening product, and the colour change can be achieved more quickly. Laser whitening can make teeth up to five or six shades lighter. This procedure usually takes about one hour. More details on the systems available can be found below…
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