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Teeth Whitening Technology

What is tooth whitening?

It is a simple noninvasive way of using various materials to enhance the color of your natural teeth enamel and it is the ideal way to transform your smile. Having whiter teeth is the number 1 priority in most patients’ recent studies show; there are a number of ways in which to whiten your teeth. We offer professional teeth whitening services in South Africa.

We categorize teeth whitening treatment in 2 ways:

  1. At-home systems; this is the most popular system worldwide. A whitening kit is used to whiten your teeth at home while you work and sleep using trays specifically made for you at your dentist. This system involves a tremendous amount of self-discipline but is generally cheaper than the in-office system.
  2. In-Office systems; at our practice we use the ZOOM whitening system which is proven to have great results and the least post-op sensitivity. This system involves 3x 15 min sessions in the chair with great results up to 8 shades on average whiter. We utilize modern light-activating whitening agents to get the desired results, with no sensitivity. After whitening a take-home kit is also given to do touch-ups when needed, especially with coffee, wine, and smoking habits.

Reasons to do tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis is caused by excessive fluoride intake during the development of the teeth.
  • Normal wear of tooth enamel.
  • When teeth are stained by various medications or habits.
  • Yellow discolored teeth.
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important aspect to remember

An important aspect to remember is that restorations e.g. Crowns, fillings, veneers, etc. cannot be whitened, so it is very important that this be addressed before whitening commence. If the desired color of the teeth has been established by the whitening process, the restorations can then be altered to match the new white color of the natural teeth.

So, to answer the question, there is definitely a wrong and right, with the right system in the right-hand great results can be achieved but the wrong system and incapable hands will have dramatic effects including post-op sensitivity, burning lesions on gums, and even sunburn from the extremely sharp UV light.

Our extensive range of expertise include DSD, orthodontics, dental implants and frenectomy treatment.


Teeth Whitening Service in South Africa

By 2024, the worldwide market for teeth whitening products is expected to soar to more than $7.4 billion.

With such a high percentage, it’s clear that people all across the world are recognising the importance of maintaining a bright, white smile. Researchers have found that a pleasant smile is one of the most effective ways to make a good first impression and keep that impression long after you’ve met someone.

Each patient’s mouth is unique, and special care must be taken to tailor procedures to meet their specific requirements. Unfortunately, there is no custom answer to teeth discolouration when it comes to OTC drugs. Participating in these whitening practises can be detrimental.

Having a dental professional whiten your teeth is completely risk-free for your mouth. Each stage of the process will be closely watched to make sure that you have a positive experience and are satisfied with the investment you made.


When To Consider Teeth Whitening Treatment

Causes of discolouration of teeth include:

  • Lifestyle choices such as drinking coffee or soda and smoking,
  • Certain drugs like tetracycline,
  • Genetic tendency,
  • Natural ageing.

Teeth whitening procedures are an option for those who wish to improve their confidence in public but are self-conscious about their smile due to discolouration of the teeth. However, in the end, this is a matter of preference rather than necessity. In some cases, financial constraints may limit your access to teeth whitening services. 

Dental veneers and implants rule out teeth whitening as a treatment option. Only real teeth can benefit from teeth whitening treatments. Nowadays, many younger individuals try to get veneers to get a whiter smile, but doing so might be harmful to your teeth in the long run.

To find out what teeth whitening method might work best for you, talk to your dentist.

One of the greatest ways to eliminate long-lasting stains and restore your smile is to get professional teeth whitening done. Your teeth and gums will be healthier, and you’ll feel better about showing off your gleaming smile.  Teeth whitening performed by a professional is not only safe and painless, but also yields long-lasting results.


Teeth Whitening Can Be Done Quickly And On Budget

It’s possible to get a professional whiter smile for less than you might think. When compared to other forms of cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening stands out as the clear winner. Porcelain veneers, for instance, can be comparatively expensive and time-consuming in terms of the application process. Whereas Teeth whitening can happen within just one hour. 

Get in touch with our team for our teeth whitening prices.


Teeth Whitening By a Professional Is Risk-Free

Avoid teeth whitening kits sold over the counter. The gums and enamel around your teeth can be severely damaged by several treatments.

If you go to a dentist, you can rest assured that both your comfort and your oral health will be prioritised during the teeth-whitening process. The dentist will also give you tips on how to maintain your beautiful new smile.


Teeth Whitening Has Long-Term Effects

With proper maintenance, the results of a professional teeth whitening procedure can persist for years, whereas those of an at-home kit may only last a few months. This is because the bleaching compounds used by professionals are more potent than those found in at-home kits. Tooth sensitivity is also less likely to occur after professional teeth whitening as opposed to DIY methods.


Whiter Teeth Creates Confidence

You can light up the room with only a smile.

Whitening your teeth is a simple and quick approach to make yourself look younger. If your smile is lacklustre or yellowed, you could look older than you are. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that having whiter teeth can make a person look anywhere from five to 10 years younger. Tooth discolouration and staining are natural consequences of ageing, thus it stands to reason that we equate youth with pearly whites. While many of us worry about fine lines and wrinkles as we get older, it may be more effective to focus on whitening our teeth.

It’s hardly a secret that a dose of youth and beauty may do wonders for one’s self-esteem. Having a whiter, brighter smile can naturally boost confidence. Self-consciousness and changes in social behaviour stemming from dental image concerns are common. Having a beautiful smile can do wonders for your self-esteem, whether in your personal or professional life.


Proper Care Is Always Crucial

Within the first 24 to 48 hours after completing your whitening procedure, a minor degree of recurrence is usual. A progressive shade relapse is also possible due to the usual staining that occurs with regular eating and drinking. Coffee, red wine, tobacco, and other foods and drinks can leave stains, so how often you consume them can affect the outcome. In most cases, a house maintenance programme will suffice to deal with this issue. Using whitening gels or whitening toothpaste on a regular basis while also using your custom trays may be necessary.


Teeth Whitening Is Not New

The ancient Egyptians used a paste made of powdered pumice stone, wine vinegar, and ox hoof powder to get an attractive white smile. Even back then people placed a premium on how they looked, and a healthy smile was seen as a sign of virility, affluence, and sexual allure. Researchers have shown that ancient Romans cared deeply about the condition of their teeth and smiles. In fact, historical records reveal that they relied on their own urine to maintain their pearly whites. Sounds incredible, however, their justification was that ammonia found in urine acts as a mild bleaching detergent.

Since the 12th century people have used remedies ranging from pastes, powders, and filed down teeth covered in nitric acid to hydrogen peroxide and and fluoride to brighten their smiles.

In the 1980s, a whitening gel called opalescence carbamide peroxide was invented. It is still extensively used nowadays to whiten teeth. As a result of increased investment in R&D, a plethora of new bleaching-related products have recently entered the market. Toothpaste, strips, and even mouthwash can now be used to achieve a whiter smile. It goes without saying that you should exercise caution and talk to your dentist before buying anything over-the-counter.