Teeth whitening is a procedure using a dental bleaching solution that has been especially selected to accommodate your unique oral chemistry and enamel. Depending on the technique selected, whiter teeth can be yours in as little as 60 minutes, or up to 14 days! Dr Wells will prescribe the method best suited to your individual wants and needs.
We believe that everyone can achieve a beautiful smile with bright, white teeth. Next to relief from pain, teeth whitening is our number one service that results in total patient satisfaction.
Dr Wells will often recommend some form of whitening before working on an individual tooth or several teeth as part of a smile makeover. This is because the overall smile can first be brightened, and then the cosmetic procedures can be matched to the new brightened smile. The following case is just such an example:
The case below highlights the prior use of teeth whitening combined with bonding and contouring procedures. Overall, a stunning result for a very simple Smile Makeover.
Case 1 - Before
Case 1 - After
Laser Teeth Whitening
Some teeth whitening procedures can be done in-office, using laser system whitening, which can give a brilliant result. Whiter teeth can be yours in just 60 minutes! This will be supplemented with a home tooth whitening system to help you maintain that new smile at your convenience. Laser whitening is a terrific alternative for those individuals who can't tolerate wearing trays over a period of days or who are looking for a more instant result. The shade of your enamel will be carefully documented so that we can track the bleaching process.
The equipment we use for teeth whiteing in-house is called the MeToo Whitening Lamp. It is an innovative whitening lamp that uses a unique dual photo-activation technology combining cold blue light (450-480nm) and thermal activation through infra-red light (835-865nm). Both wavelengths of light will activate the higher strength hydrogen peroxide gel that only dentists can use.
Depending on your sensitivity, we have 3 modes that can be used, using either a combination of the cold blue and infra-red light (for full power or medium power). For those with high sensitivity, we use only blue cold light. Medium sensitivity can have a reduced infra-red combination with the cold blue light.
Home Teeth Whitening
At Simply Beautiful Smiles, we use Whiter Image products as they use advanced teeth whitening technology with improved predictability, less sensitivity and ease of use with the added benefit of being more cost effective when compared to other well-known whitening systems.
If you choose to use home teeth whitening, we will make custom trays to fit your teeth perfectly ensuring comfort and ease during the process. The bleaching takes place usually at night while you sleep, or a few hours each day in the privacy of your home. Your transformation to a new smile is complete in just a few days or up to two weeks.
Many people find teeth whitening to be easy and convenient because most of the treatment can be done at home. Naturally, we will closely monitor the results and work with you along the way for ideal results.
Tooth Sensitivity Following Whitening?
Should sensitivity be an issue following treatment, we have special products called Tooth Mousse that are available to quickly and easily treat this. Just place the mixture in the previously provided trays at your convenience for a few minutes. Short term sensitivity is common and easily treated in this way.
Why Do Teeth Discolour?
There are many factors which contribute to tooth discolouration. It may be extrinsic (surface) staining caused by the elements of our lifestyle, for example, drinking tea, coffee and wine, and smoking tobacco. This staining can be reduced by using a whitening toothpaste.
The other type of discolouration is intrinsic. It's a result of natural defects, tooth trauma, or can possibly be caused by medicines. Intrinsic discolouration can only be removed by using a professional tooth whitening treatment, which is only available from your dental professional.
To help maintain your smile between treatments, we also have whitening pens available for your cosmetic bag or purse. Our "Chic Flic" pen is a double-ended lipstick-style pen with a paint-on whitening gel at one end and an incredible lip plumper on the other. This is an absolute favourite with our female patients!
Research has shown that all the methods we offer provide a safe, easy to use and extremely effective way to whiten your teeth.