Teeth colour naturally darkens with age. Coffee, red wine, smoking and oral hygiene issues can also discolour teeth.
For important events, special occasions or simply to look your best, teeth-whitening is straight forward and popular way to enhance your smile. Teeth-whitening can remove discolouration, lighten the natural colour of your teeth and brighten your smile.
Your dentist will advise you on teeth-whitening treatments and help you decide on the option that is right for you. There are different teeth-whitening treatments available, both at home and in practice.
Home whitening – a whitening product is placed inside custom made trays that are worn over your teeth for a few hours a day or sometimes overnight. Home-based teeth-whitening treatments generally last for 2 weeks and you can expect a whiter, more luminous smile.
The effects of teeth-whitening treatments can last several months. The duration of the results depends on your individual teeth as well as your consumption of tea, coffee, coloured food and tobacco.
Teeth-whitening should only be prescribed and carried out by your dentist. You must be over 18 and have healthy teeth and gums to benefit from whitening treatment. Your dentist can discuss this with you at your examination or you can book a separate appointment.