Teeth whitening is a process of changing the shades of the teeth, making them appear whiter and brighter. It is a non-invasive, and relatively simple treatment.
It is a simple way to spruce up one’s smile and many cases may show up to 8-10 shades difference. Some patients may experience some sensitivity during the course of the treatment but this will not be permanent.
What are the side effects?
The process is relatively simple but the main complaint is of mild to moderate sensitivity during the treatment. This is not permanent and disappears with the completion of the treatment. There are desensitising gels that you can purchase from us should you require it. Sometimes simple painkillers may be needed to help relieve the discomfort.
The process does not weaken your teeth or your fillings. However, the whitening does not change the colour of your existing fililngs or crowns and these may need to be changed to match the new shade.
I am pregnant or nursing. Is it safe?
Whitening is generally safe. The gel that we use is hydrogen peroxide, which converts to water upon activation. There are no studies that show any issues with a developing foetus during whitening. However, as the first trimester is usually a crucial period during pregnancy, we do advise caution during this time.
There is no issue with doing whitening while nursing.
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