Teeth whitening is a highly successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen.
At Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic we can offer our patients a bespoke home whitening kits.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula.
In autumn 2011, the council of the European Union amended regulations concerning teeth whitening products available for sale in Ireland and the rest of Europe.
The change in regulation ensures that teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can ONLY be supplied by your dental team AFTER a professional clinical examination. Boyne Dental welcomed this decision by the EU as it enhanced patient safety by ensuring that such treatment is now a dental procedure only.
What was often considered to be a cosmetic procedure in the past, carried out in beauty salons or whitening suites is now limited to being provided by your dental team only. Therefore your whitening treatment is monitored regularly by your dentist and his team.
It is still possible to purchase other whitening products however, the contain non hydrogen peroxide. While they are offered as an alternative to the patient they cannot offer the same whitening results.
Home Whitening Kits
This is the simplest and least expensive method of whitening your teeth once they have been cleaned. With this treatment, we take accurate impressions of your teeth and a thin, customised bleach trays is developed.
These trays fit your teeth intimately and are far superior to what you can buy in a chemist, giving you superior results. The gels we provide are also of a higher concentration than you can get in the chemist and this makes for whiter teeth.
We then provide you with advanced whitening gels for home use.
This treatment typically it will take 1-2 weeks to see significant changes in the colour of your teeth. The level of whitening of your teeth will depend on your own teeth and starting shade. Some people will get better results than others. Proper tray whitening will get your teeth as white as they can naturally be without veneers.
Some, but not all, patients will experience sensitivity while whitening. With tray whitening you can stop the whitening at any time if you have increased sensitivity. Typically this will only start once the teeth have whitened significantly. Sensodyne® toothpaste used in conjunction with your home whitening kit will in most cases reduces or eliminates any sensitivity.
Why not download our Take Home Teeth Whitening Kit Instructions.