Teeth whitening is a bleaching process that lightens the colour of the enamel and dentine of your teeth. At City Dentists we use a customised tray bleaching system, which can be worn either overnight or for a few hours during the day. This system is more effective than ‘do it yourself’ kits available in some pharmacies. Most teeth respond very well to bleaching treatment with noticeable lightening happening in the first few days of treatment. Some types of staining especially those caused by certain antibiotics taken during tooth formation will not whiten well. Sometimes teeth whitening can make your teeth and gums more sensitive but this usually stops shortly after the end of the treatment. It is important to be aware that old fillings and crowns won’t change colour with tray bleaching systems and can therefore look darker than the newly lightened teeth surrounding them.
If you’d like to discuss teeth whitening with one of our team schedule a consultation by calling (04) 978 4964 or email us.