Teeth discoloration may be due to intrinsic or extrinsic staining.
Coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks and certain foods will significantly stain your teeth extrinsically.
Trauma, chronic illness, and long-term medication influence the colour your teeth intrinsically.
Both categories of discoloration will benefit from dental whitening, however, the outcome varies for every individual. All whitening candidates will need to be assessed and treated according to their needs and goals.
Candidates For whitening
While most people are candidates, some exceptions do apply,
- Healthy gums are essential prior to whitening.
- Decay and structural damage of any teeth need to be treated.
- Dental whitening is not recommended during pregnancy.
We offer an in-chair whitening procedure and a take-home whitening kit. It is recommended that an in-chair procedure provides the most immediate results for most candidates. Due to variations in tooth composition of everyone undertaking whitening treatment, results will vary widely between individuals.