How fast it takes
With teeth whitening, it’s important to understand the process is not immediate, although you can expect a difference after each session. Stains on teeth cannot be removed overnight, and there’s no product on the market, professional or over-the-counter, which can whiten teeth in a few minutes or a day.
It is chemically impossible for any whitening agent to penetrate deep enough into the teeth safely to work this way. Truthfully, the whitening process can take as much as four days, weeks or even months to be effective.
Patients with severe stains must be patient throughout the process and understand that with each session, they’ll get one step closer to a white and brighter smile.
How it works
The process of whitening teeth uses active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide to temporarily open pores in your teeth and lift stains.
Food and beverages like wine, coffee and berries cause stains that are absorbed through pores in your teeth. To get rid of these stains, we follow the same principle by using a whitening formula that’s absorbed by the teeth, which instead pushes out the stains.
Following each whitening session, teeth will naturally remineralise and rehydrate.
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What patients must consider and be aware of when using professional tooth whitening kits.
- Contains hydrogen peroxide
- Harmful when swallowed
- Avoid exposure to hypersensitive teeth
- If irritation occurs, discontinue use
- Consult with a dentist first
- Avoid exposure of the product to sunlight or heat
Always consult with a dental professional before whitening your teeth – that’s why prior consultations are essential to avoid complications with tooth sensitivity. We’ll work with you to find the system that minimises sensitive reactions and ensure your dental condition is healthy enough to withstand tooth whitening.
Tooth sensitivity is nothing to be concerned about
Tooth sensitivity is hugely common, and it’s caused by genetics, thin enamel or cracked and damaged teeth. When whitening teeth, some patients experience no sensitivity, whereas others will – and it’s completely normal.
The teeth become temporarily dehydrated during the process, reducing their ability to insulate the nerve from any temperature changes.
The effects of tooth sensitivity should disappear within 12-36 hours after whitening, and our dentists will provide post-whitening fluoride treatments to nourish the teeth and promote faster rehydration.
Is teeth whitening procedure painful?
Rest assured, knowing that the teeth whitening procedure does not hurt. The newest professional treatments feature desensitizing agents and neutral-pH bleach, which helps reduce sensitivity and minimises “zingers.”
If you suffer from sensitive teeth, there are ways we can gradually lighten your teeth using less hydrogen peroxide per treatment that improves your reaction and whitens your teeth without pain.
The moment I stepped into the clinic, the friendly receptionist – Michael, greeted me with a warm smile and efficiently took care of the check-in process. The waiting area was clean, comfortable, and featured modern decor that helped create a relaxing atmosphere. It was clear that the staff at at CapCityDental value professionalism and patient comfort.
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In conclusion, my dental cleaning experience at CapCityDental was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt valued as a patient and confident in the care I received. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for patient well-being were evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking exceptional dental care in a welcoming and modern environment.
I’m already looking forward to my next visit!
Thanks to George I only require routine checkups and the odd piece of work now. Seeing George has made going to the dentist a breeze and a very happy social occasion!
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