Teeth whitening or bleaching is a popular choice to brighten your smile and which should be done by a dental professional . Tooth whitening utilizes a variety of chemicals which when applied correctly results in the reorganisation on the proteins within your dentine layer to obtain a longer lasting whitening effect. The large variety of over the counter whitening agents available at pharmacies and supermarkets work primarily on the enamel layer of the tooth and reverts to the previous colour within a short time.
At Kohimarama Dental we can advise you if your teeth and gums are healthy enough to go through the procedure. We prefer “take-home kits” with “in chair procedures” limited to 1 hour to “Kick Start” the whitening process.. The results can vary greatly but generally you will see a change within a short time.