At iSmile dental practice, we use the most up to date home bleaching technique, using Colgate Maxwhite Professional bleaching syringes. These contain Hydrogen peroxide which breaks down into water and oxygen. The oxygen that is released whitens teeth by breaking down the stains.
Why do teeth become stained? - Over time, and even with the best cleaning technique our teeth can become stained. Tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine and even some medicines can all contribute to the enamel, or surface of our teeth becoming darker.
What does tooth whitening involve? - Whitening products are most frequently applied to the teeth via the use of a mouth tray. The whitening product (usually a gel) is placed in the mouth tray before it is placed over the teeth. The mouth tray has to stay in place for a fixed period of time.
Different tooth whitening products can contain different active ingredients. However, the two most frequently used whitening ingredients are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.
The length of time and number of applications required depends on a number of factors including the strength of the tooth whitening ingredient and how discoloured the teeth are.
How popular is teeth whitening? - In the past few years, the number of teeth whitening procedures carried out in the UK has risen dramatically. It is estimated that one in ten adults have undergone teeth whitening.
Why do people have their teeth whitened? - There are many different reasons why people have their teeth whitened. These include preparation for a special event, such as a wedding or to fix darkening associated with age or smoking.
Whatever the reason for deciding to undergo teeth whitening, research has shown that the results are very positive - a brighter smile can make people feel better about their appearance and can help to improve self-confidence.
Why should I consider Colgate Maxwhite Professional? - Colgate Maxwhite Professional is a tooth whitening product from Colgate - the company with than 130 years of dedication to oral health. It is only available from your dentist. This is because dental procedures, such as teeth whitening, are always safest and most effective when carried out under the expert supervision of a trained dental professional.
Please feel free to contact us, to arrange a free consultation to discuss Colgate teeth bleaching.