Teeth whitening or dental bleaching is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth and improving their colour through a bleaching process to make them look “whiter”. There are different types of teeth whitening systems available out there. Here at City Quay Dental Clinic & Implant Centre, we use a bespoke teeth whitening system that is designed to reduce sensitivity and provide a fast and convenient whiter smile.
There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older.
Your teeth can also be stained on the surface through food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can also stain teeth.
Calculus or tartar can also affect the colour of teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.
Before you get your teeth whitened you will need to see one of our Dental hygienists to get any calculus or tartar removed from your teeth. This will ensure that the teeth whitening treatment will work more efficiently.