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Tooth Whitening

Teeth can lose their natural whiteness for a number of reasons including diet, ageing, certain medications, smoking and trauma, but a noticeably brighter smile can be achieved with teeth whitening – a safe, chemical process that eliminates discolouration.

Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth and will not be effective on restorations such as crowns, veneers or dentures. However, these can be replaced to match newly whitened teeth.

We recommend you use our home whitening kits as they are more effective and also allow us to keep a close eye on your teeth, which can help avoid side effects such as gum irritation and tooth sensitivity.

Can a single tooth be whitened which has been root filled?
It is very common for dead or root filled teeth to discolour. Part of the root filling can be removed and the bleach is placed inside the tooth for 1-2 weeks. Once the desired shade is achieved, the gel is washed out and the space is filled with tooth coloured filling material.

Case 1: Home Whitening

Case 2: Internal Whitening