On your special day, your smile must be perfect, and if your teeth are beautifully white, you will also have so much more self-confidence. There is fortunately a simple, fast way to ensure that your smile will be bright and white on your big day. In the flourishing beauty industry, bleaching teeth is nowadays one of the most popular treatments. Professional cosmetic bleaching is the most common route to go if you want whiter teeth. However, some people want to know more about the process before they decide to have it done. The following are frequently asked questions:
Can the bleaching process harm my teeth?
Bleaching teeth is quite safe, fast and affordable.
What does bleaching teeth entail?
When teeth are bleached, their colour becomes lighter and stains and discolouration are removed. The techniques used have been designed to make stains on teeth less conspicuous and there are no indications that the peroxide products used are in any way dangerous.
You are advised to use a professional service. We apply the product to the teeth with great care and then use a specially developed light to activate it. The procedure takes a little longer than an hour and you will immediately see a significant difference. However, the results differ from person to person. Your teeth can be made up to 12 shades lighter.You will not feel anything – it is quite painless. It is not recommended for children under 12 years or for pregnant or breastfeeding women. How long your teeth will retain their new colour will depend on what you eat and drink and how you brush your teeth.
How long does the treatment last?
The bleaching session lasts an hour to an hour and a half.
What causes staining or discolouration of teeth?
Stained teeth are often caused by smoking, coffee, tea or red wine, or poor dental hygiene. Age and lifestyle can also cause staining. Discoloured teeth are the most common cause of an unattractive smile, but it can be alleviated by means of a bleaching treatment.
How successful is the procedure?
The bleaching procedure is a very easy and successful way to remove most stains on the surface of teeth – and some stains that emanate from the teeth themselves – without causing damage. In most cases, a single treatment should be enough.
When can I have it done?
If your teeth are discoloured, yellowish, have black spots or just are not as white as you would like them, it can be done. There are also numerous treatment options that will help you care for your teeth at home and keep them attractively white.