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Tooth whitening is the process of using a professional bleach to make teeth whiter. The ‘active ingredient’ in the 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 is made lighter.
There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older. We have two whitening systems that we use here at Carillon.
Read our blog about Teeth Whitening Systems and prices.
PolaDay is our traditional whitening kit, providing you with whiter teeth with our at home kit.
This lady carried out PolaDay whitening and went on to have Icon treatment with Dr Charadva.
Enlighten is our deluxe whitening kit, Enlighten promises to guarantee you a B1 shade, which is the whitest shade your teeth can naturally go. This system really helps to control any sensitivity, if you suffer more with this. They provide you with sensitivity products in your kit to prevent this.
Only product in the world to guarantee shade B1 with near zero sensitivity.
Enlighten & Composite Bonding completed the perfect smile for this patient.
Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages – coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce are all foods that can cause tooth discoloration. Use a straw – when drinking beverages, use a straw to keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth.
The treatment itself takes around 2-3 weeks, when you visit us for a consultation if you are considering teeth whitening, we will make sure we have covered every detail with you.
You may feel sensitivity; this depends on if you have sensitivity prior to having whitening. We will provide you with sensitive toothpaste samples and if you opt for Enlighten, the kit has tooth serums and cotton swabs to help with this.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade, this all depends on your lifestyle. However, on average it would last around 1-2 years.