Teeth can lose their natural white colour for many reasons, including aging, tobacco use, and diet. Teeth whitening procedures offer a way to remove discolouration and restore your smile’s dazzling gleam of white teeth. At EDentist Canterbury, we want to help you feel confident in your smile. That’s why we offer in-office whitening and custom take-home whitening trays.
The knowledgeable staff at EDentist offers affordable and convenient teeth whitening in Canterbury. Contact us today for more information!
The most common method of teeth whitening involves applying a small amount of cleaner to remove stains on discoloured teeth, returning them to their original white colour. Tooth bleaching agents consist of an oxidiser, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, that breaks up stains and reduces their visibility. Tooth-bleaching agents penetrate the top layer of enamel and oxidize discoloured molecules.
Results from our teeth whitening procedure usually last between one to three years. You can extend the whitening effect by maintaining good oral health and avoiding foods that cause tooth decay.
Teeth whitening is a straightforward procedure and typically takes between one to two hours, depending on the extent of the work. Your dentist will first cover your gums around the treatment area to protect them from the bleaching agent. Next, we will apply the bleaching gel using a special applicator and use a laser LED light to activate the bleaching agent and speed the whitening process.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure and requires relatively little aftercare. You may notice some tooth sensitivity for a few days, and you should avoid acidic foods and drinks like soda or coffee.
We can perform teeth whitening in Canterbury right here at the EDentist clinic. We provide professional whitening services that will not damage the enamel and won’t cause oral complications. We can schedule a Zoom-In-Office whitening appointment or send you home with a custom whitening tray kit for DIY application at home. Periodic professional teeth whitening will not harm the structural integrity of your teeth. Improper use of products like over-the-counter whitening gel can weaken teeth and damage the enamel and dentin.
Below are just a handful of benefits of scheduling professional in-office or take-home teeth whitening with our EDentist team.
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