When is take-home teeth whitening used?
Take-home teeth whitening is a cost-effective solution for people wanting whiter, brighter teeth. It can assist people with wear to the outer tooth layer (enamel) or extrinsic stains on the teeth of a yellow, brown appearance, typically caused by smoking or the consumption of coffee, wine, and cola and some foods.
What are the benefits of take-home teeth whitening?
There are several advantages associated with take-home teeth whitening:
- Custom-fitted mouth trays (made from impressions taken by the dentist) ensure maximum contact between the whitening product, which is applied to the mouth tray, and the teeth.
- Custom-fitted mouth trays minimise contact of the whitening gel with the gum tissue.
- The whitening product is milder than products used within dental surgeries, leading to less tooth sensitivity and control over the shade of white that is achieved.
- Take-home teeth whitening is more affordable than in-chair teeth whitening performed within dental surgeries.
Positive results from take-home teeth whitening rely on compliance with the at-home portion of the treatment protocol.
Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth and extrinsic stains. It is also temporary and the degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth and the type of whitening system used. Teeth whitening is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
We take a “no surprises” approach, with clear explanations about your options to help you make informed decisions on how to achieve the dental health and smile you want. Your initial appointment with our professional team will confirm your suitability for take-home teeth whitening.