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.
Ultimate Whitening Kit: Take-Home
Ultimate Whitening is a highly concentrated whitening gel that can only be prescribed by a registered dentist. Patients are given a kit to take home with them and are in full control as to how white their teeth go. Custom trays are made to ensure full coverage of their teeth for the best results. The Ultimate Whitening kit has a supply of whitening gel that allows patients to reapply the gel when they feel it’s time for a touch-up. Avant Garde Dental stocks whitening gel refills for our patients to purchase as the need arises.
Patients will whiten at home for 30 minutes for 5-7 days to achieve the best results. If sensitivity occurs patients can stop whitening and complete the program when they are ready. Our Ultimate Whitening Kit achieves great long-lasting results and is a great option for maintaining long-lasting, whiter teeth.
How do I optimise teeth whitening results?
The main factors that will determine the success of your whitening are diet, age and existing condition of the teeth. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning will optimize long-term results. It’s recommended that patients align their whitening regime to when they have their dental teeth cleaned.
Will my teeth be sensitive?
Tooth whitening can increase sensitivity in some cases, generally, it is mild and will resolve once the whitening is completed. If teeth are sensitive, we recommend using desensitising toothpaste during and after whitening to help reduce the discomfort. If sensitivity becomes extreme or prolonged, please contact the surgery (02) 9699 5199.
Will this damage my teeth?
Whitening will not damage teeth when the directions given by the dentist are followed. It temporarily dehydrates teeth as it draws out discolouration, this is why they become sensitive. If patients frequently whiten their teeth, they will experience more sensitivity. Desensitising toothpaste will assist in relieving sensitivity. Whitening does not increase the likelihood of tooth decay, patients should always maintain regular check-ups.