What is Take-Home Teeth Whitening?
Take-home teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental treatment that lifts stains from the pores of teeth and lightens the colour of natural tooth enamel, leading to the appearance of whiter, brighter teeth.
It involves the creation of a customised mouth tray to which whitening product is added. The mouth tray is taken home with the whitening product and worn on the teeth at specific intervals over a period of up to fourteen days.
When is Take-Home Teeth Whitening used?
It is a cost-effective solution for people wanting whiter, brighter teeth. It can assist people with wear to the outer tooth layer (enamel) or extrinsic stains on the teeth of a yellow, brown appearance, typically caused by smoking or the consumption of coffee, wine and cola and some foods.
What are the benefits of Take-Home Teeth Whitening?
Please see advantages below:
- Custom-fitted mouth trays, made from impressions taken by the dentist, ensure maximum contact between the whitening product, which is applied to the mouth tray, and the teeth.
- Custom-fitted mouth trays minimise contact of the whitening gel with the gum tissue.
- The whitening product is milder than products used within dental surgeries, leading to less tooth sensitivity and control over the shade of white that is achieved.
- Take-home teeth whitening is more affordable than in-chair teeth whitening performed within dental surgeries.
Positive results from take-home teeth whitening rely on compliance with the at-home portion of the treatment protocol.
It is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women.
It is not permanent and the degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth and the type of whitening system used.
It will only work on natural teeth and extrinsic stains.
The initial appointment with our dentist here at Great White Smiles will confirm your suitability for this treatment.