TEETH WHITENING

Smileez Teeth whitening will allow you to once again smile with confidence.

Teeth become less white over time as the mineral structure of your teeth changes and as your enamel becomes more porous. Teeth can also become discoloured by smoking, coffee, red wine and even fluoride from tap water. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your teeth,  your hygienist can offer you a whitening.

A very simple process is used.

Firstly a good cleaning is needed to remove any plaque and tartar build up.  If not removed you will not have the desired effect.
A whitening home-kit will be given to you to use for 2 weeks, this is called conditioning of the teeth to achieve a good result.

After  the 2 weeks an in-office  Whitening is done to ensure we get the desired tooth colour. This system is very effective and gives the best results.

Teeth whitening special.

ONLY R2000 including a free cleaning and fluoride treatment to the value of R400.

 

Why Whitening?

Whitening is non-invasive way to improve your appearance.

We all want to have a great smile, it gives you confidence and reason to smile.

Do not delay get your perfect smile today.

 

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

Charles Chaplin

 

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening lightens and removes stains and discolorations.  Whitening is  the most popular cosmetic dental procedures.  It can greatly improve your self-confidence and aesthetics  of your smile.

Reasons for stains and discolorations

Smoking
Tea and Coffee
Red Wine
Curries
Ageing

Some patients might have stains caused by anti-biotic, fluorosis and demineralization.

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What is Whitening?

Enamel is a microscopic crystalline rods that covers the dentine, core of a tooth.

Because of the  colorants of tea, coffee and smoking  can lie in-between these rods. Teeth appear more yellowish and darker.

That is where whitening comes in. The carbamide peroxide removes these colorants. Teeth are whiter after exposure.  Whitening is very safe and effective.

Procedure

For the very best result a thorough examination will be done by the Oral hygienist. She will establish if you are a suitable candidate for Whitening.  A colour will be determined where your teeth are now and where we would like to be after the procedure.

A very good cleaning of teeth are necessary to ensure that the enamel is clean to absorb the active agent.

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Impressions will be taken to make trays, you will receive the whitening gel with your custom made trays this will be your home-kit.  The home-kit forms a crucial part of the whitening . This process is where we are conditioning  the teeth.  With a low dosage exposure to the discoloured teeth the teeth slowly get cleaned and the dentine also becomes whiter.    Without this conditioning  the result is not as effective.  A two week application is necessary for the best result.  Some patient may require an extra week depending on how severe the discolouration is.  After the home-kit,  an in-office whitening session will ensure the best results are achieved.

During an in-office whitening your hygienist will apply a stronger Whitening gel. It normally takes about an hour from start to finish.

At the end of your appointment a new colour shade will be taken.  The hygienist will compare the difference between the two.

There you have a bright new smile!!

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On an annually basis a “touch-up” procedure is needed to bring your colour back. This you do at home with your trays. You can buy a new syringe of whitening gel and use it for 1 or 2 nights. Keep your syringe in the fridge for next year’s “touch up”.

This system gives you the best results and you can maintain your smile.

 

Teeth Whitening Complications

Whitening is completely safe with little side effects.

Some of the following you might experience:

Tooth sensitivity

A specialized gel  helps with sensitivity. Some patients do not experience any sensitivity.

Gum irritation

If your gums get irritated you are dispensing  too much whitening gel into your tray. Use less and make sure you wipe your gums with an ear bud after application.

Fillings and crowns

Whitening only works on tooth structure. Therefor crowns and fillings will not change colour.     You can still do whitening. After the whitening the  fillings and crowns can be replaced to match your new whiter colour. If you plan to have fillings or crowns done, remember to Whiten your teeth first before these procedures.