Announcing our custom whitening kits


Gentle Dental Tooth Whitening

We use Opalecsence 16% carbamide peroxide with added potassium nitrate and fluoride to strengthen and protect your teeth. We give each patient 8 x 1.2ml of whitening agent.

What is the procedure?

1. We check that you are suitable for treatment. If so, we take impressions of your teeth.

2. Our in-house laboratory constructs your custom fitted trays, and allows us to complete your trays within one day.

3. We fit the trays at a second visit and you are given personalised instructions for using them.

4. Use your kit as instructed for 1-2 weeks, wearing the trays overnight or daily (4-6hrs).

How does whitening work? Is it safe?

When used with this method, it is safe and does not damage teeth [1-5]

How Whitening Works 1

1. The whitening agent enters the enamel to reach the stained molecules inside the tooth.

How Whitening Works 2

2. Oxygen molucules are released and flush out the stain within the teeth.

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3. See the results.

How long does whitening last?

Whitening will last anywhere from 2-4 years. Naturally, this will vary based on the stain your teeth encounter from food, drink, and smoking. Our treatment includes 8 x 1.2ml syringes which is enough to whiten teeth, and enough leftover for top-ups in the future.

Dr John Bresnan

References

1. Basting RT, Rodrigues AL Jr, Serra MC. The effects of seven carbamide peroxide bleaching agents on enamel microhardness over time. J Am Dent Assoc. 2003;134(10):1335-42.

2. Al-Qunaian TA. The effect of whitening agents on caries susceptibility of human enamel. Oper Dent. 2005;30(2):265-70.

3. Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB, Amaechi BT. Influence of fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel on enamel demineralization. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A):0497, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).

4. Amaechi BT, Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB. Enamel fluoride uptake from fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A):0498, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).

5. Browning WD, Myers M, Downey M, Pohjola RM, Brackett WW. Report on low sensitivity whiteners. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A):1650, 2006

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