What are the side effects?
The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth and gum sensitivity. Our highly trained staff will ensure all measures are taken to reduce the likelihood of any such side-effects. At Adelaide Dental Solutions we routinely advise a topical desensitizing routine for at least 1 week pre whitening.
What’s the difference Professional in office teeth whitening and whitening products in the supermarket?
Supermarket whitening products are not as effective as they do not contain the required concentrations of bleaching agents to achieve successful tooth whitening. Furthermore Professional in office teeth whitening is applied evenly over the teeth, initially by the dental professional and later via the custom made trays. This means each tooth receives an appropriate and consistent amount of bleaching leading to a uniform and beautiful result.
How long will my teeth whitening results last?
Teeth whitening results will vary in their success and duration. Teeth will restain if exposed to high stain behaviours ie smoking and drinking coffee/wine. At Adelaide Health Solutions as a part of our Professional in office whitening you are given a take home maintenance kit to maintain your whitening results long after your appointment.
What causes teeth to discolor?
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. Tooth discoloration can be intrinsic (internal) or extrinsic (external). Common causes of tooth discoloration include high colour food & drink ie coffee/wine, smoking, ageing and some forms of medications.
How long does it take?
With professional in-office teeth whitening, your teeth will be visibly whiter at the end of your appointment. The professional in-office teeth whitening appointment is approximately 1.5 hours. Combined with your take home whitening kit you will continue to see improvement for 1-2 weeks.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, teeth whitening with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.