Having pale or yellowish teeth is not a good sight when someone smiles. There can be many reasons for discolouration of teeth and some of the reasons can be your brushing habits, eating habits, smoking , age etc.

Often white sparkling smile is associated with health and youthfulness, but lifestyle factors such as smoking and consuming highly coloured foods and drinks can all take its toll on the colour of your teeth.

Whitening of teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Teeth whitening can be performed to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth.

Can Whitening Damage My Teeth?

Done by a properly qualified dentist whitening is very safe and effective, however....

Done incorrectly it can, there has been some concern recently about some beauty therapists and others who are untrained using high concentrations of bleaching agents and bright UV lights to try whiten teeth. The Australian Dental Association has launched a website (toothwhiteningfacts.com.au) to educate the public on these dangers such as chemical burns or permanent damage to the teeth.

Additionally without a proper assessment of the teeth to be bleached you can end up with an uneven colour change or other problems.

What Are Some Side Effects?

Apart from whiter teeth, some patients can experience some sensitivity (such as to cold) while they are whitening their teeth, this usually resolves quickly once the whitening is done. Sensitivity isn't a sign of damage to the teeth it’s just If it becomes too sensitive during whitening it can usually be managed by leaving a few days between application of the whitening gel.

Additionally you can use de-sensitising toothpaste or tooth mousse etc to reduce sensitivity and fluoride to strengthen your teeth.

We offer fully customised take-home teeth whitening kits. Hence you can control how much whitening you desire to your needs and touch-ups as necessary.