How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Tooth stains can develop when you eat highly coloured foods including coffee and tea or if you smoke because this allows the staining agents in these items to penetrate your tooth enamel. Although your tooth enamel is extremely tough, it’s made from hydroxyapatite crystals, which are formed into tiny hexagonal rods, which creates a slightly porous surface. While brushing your teeth and having your teeth professionally cleaned will remove some of the surface stains, deep stains will remain. This is when a professional teeth-whitening treatment can be very useful.

After first checking your teeth and gums to make sure teeth whitening is safe and appropriate for you, our dentist will protect your lips and gums before painting your teeth with professional strength hydrogen peroxide. This hydrogen peroxide gel is activated with a high intensity blue light, which begins a chemical reaction called oxidation that breaks down the staining compounds in your tooth enamel. Once complete, the hydrogen peroxide is wiped off your teeth and may be reapplied several times during your treatment.

Here at Smilexcellence, we use Philips Zoom Whitening, which is one of the safest and best-known whitening systems in the world.

In as little as an hour, your smile could look considerably whiter and right now this treatment is on special offer at only $399.

Contact us to book your appointment!