How to Have a Brighter, Healthy Smile
It’s a great feeling to have a smile you’re happy with. A bright, healthy smile can give you the confidence and self-esteem needed to be your best and to be well.
So much of our everyday lives involve using our mouth – eating, talking, smiling or laughing. Your smile is an essential part of who you are.
First Steps to Whiter Teeth
Tooth whitening is a simple, safe and cost-effective cosmetic dental approach to improving your smile, giving the teeth a clean, white and youthful appearance. Tooth whitening is a non-invasive and low-risk process.
Whitening is a suitable option for most patients. We do recommend you first ensure any significant dental issues (e.g., periodontal disease, decay) are treated before proceeding. It is important to speak to your dentist or hygienist before conducting any type of whitening.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Yes, research shows teeth whitening is quite safe when supervised by a dentist or an oral health therapist. Some patients may experience sensitivity while whitening. Tooth whitening is not recommended for children under 15 years of age or for pregnant and lactating women. We also do not recommend whitening systems that require the use of whitening gels overnight.
Is professional tooth whitening better than over-the-counter? Yes. Consulting your dentist or hygienist is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpaste can take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades and may damage tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening also provides the quickest and safest procedure.
Further, custom-made whitening trays are essential to achieving the optimal result. Well-fitting dental trays are designed in-house by our professional team, precisely to fit your teeth and be comfortable to wear. They can be used for years to come if well-maintained.