Our Tooth whitening is a non-invasive procedure that is designed to lighten the colour of your teeth.

The active ingredient used in the teeth whitening is Sodium Perobate. Significant lightening can be achieved in the vast majority of cases. It is safe, effective and results are stable. In general yellow or brown teeth are easier to whiten but grey or bluish teeth and striated or mottled teeth are more difficult to whiten. Factors such as the type of discoloration and overall condition of your teeth have a direct bearing on the level of whitening which can be achieved. However, bleaching can only be done in a healthy mouth; people with significant periodontal disease (gum disease) or with fillings with cavities in their teeth, pregnant women as well as heavy smokers are not candidates.

 

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT

 

You can consider alternative treatment such as crowns or veneers but these are more invasive than whitening and require the irreversible removal of tooth substance.

 

TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING

 

IN SURGERY WHITENING - This process can be done in one visit or may require

multiple visits depending on how your teeth respond to the whitening gel. Each appointment takes approximately one hour.

 

HOME WHITENING - Home after care kits are available to prolong the whiteness of your teeth, both our Cougar Tooth Gloss & Cougar Dual Foam Whitening System.

 

CANDIDATES FOR TEETH WHITENING

 

Bleaching can only be done in a healthy mouth; people with significant periodontal disease

(Gum disease) or with fillings with cavities in their teeth, pregnant women as well as heavy smokers are not candidates.

 

RISKS

 

As with any treatment there are benefits and risks. These are seldom serious enough to

Discourage you from having your teeth whitened, but should be considered when making a decision to have the treatment.

Tooth sensitivity: solutions have been available for many years as an antiseptic in the mouth

And it is widely used for its effect on teeth whitening. Some patients experience mild sensitivity during the first 24 hours. If tooth sensitivity develops, fluoride home care gels may be used to

reduce sensitivity and frequent gargling/rinsing mouth with lukewarm water will ease sensitivity. Cases of permanent sensitivity are extremely rare.

Effect on existing fillings: the whitening procedure, can be very effective at whitening the teeth, but will not change the colour of the fillings or crowns already in your teeth.

Acceptance of treatment means acceptance of the risks.