Teeth whitening is a very popular, safe and effective procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
With teeth whitening, you can lighten the internal colour of the teeth which may have discoloured due to ageing and food and drinks such as coffee, tea or red wine.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
All professional whitening systems utilise the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide, which has been safely used for many years in the treatment of gums and other oral soft tissues.
As the hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentine, bleaching coloured substances within the tooth, while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
Tooth whitening is a very safe and effective procedure, but it is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity during treatment. A fluoride gel tooth mousse or toothpaste for sensitive teeth can be used to relieve this symptom.