Teeth whitening is a common procedure to improve your smile for little effort or cost. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure which effectively brightens stained teeth. Tooth whitening options include:
Light-activated teeth whitening
Light-activated teeth whitening has the advantage of being effective and quick. The latest available systems use a plasma arc or xenon-halogen light source to activate the whitening agent which is applied to the teeth. At Smilefocus we use the ZOOM technology. This method takes two hours or less and has been clinically proven to lighten teeth an average of 8 shades whiter in one visit. Tooth whitening treatment is completely safe and the benefits can be seen for years.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our dentist-supervised at-home teeth whitening is another convenient way to whiten teeth. A whitening gel is applied to a customised mouthguard which is then worn regularly for a few hours or overnight. This will result in an improved colour in just a few days.
While whitening toothpastes are popular, they do not alter the intrinsic colour of your teeth, merely enhance the effectiveness of stain removal, and they may be abrasive so be careful not to use them frequently.