Noticed that your teeth have been gradually darkening over the years?
Our teeth naturally lose their brightness due to a combination of factors, but mostly it’s due to the food and drink we consume. Although most staining can be removed with regular hygiene visits, achieving a noticeably brighter smile usually requires tooth whitening.
We offer Enlighten® home whitening – a convenient, comfortable and effective treatment for a whiter, youthful smile. Home whitening uses custom-made mouth trays which are filled with a whitening gel. These trays are worn at home (usually during the night) for about two weeks. It’s a completely safe treatment and Enlighten is renowned for having very low sensitivity, making it a patient favourite.
Why home whitening?
An even and bright finish
With Enlighten®, we’re able to brighten your smile to a much lighter shade than shop-bought whitening systems. As the mouth tray is tailor-made from impressions of your upper and lower arches, the whitening agent is spread cleanly and evenly across all visible surfaces of your teeth. The precisely fitting trays allow the gel to be in close contact with your teeth and to stay there!
Home whitening is known to cause less sensitivity issues than “in office” whitening. Even if you experience a degree of sensitivity during the treatment, the beauty of home whitening is that you can just stop when you want. You can wait a few days and continue at your own pace.
What does the treatment involve?
Dr Friedmann is a registered Enlighten® cosmetic dentist. He will first take impressions of your upper and lower jaws; these are sent to a special laboratory which will create your bespoke whitening trays.
Once we have received the trays, Dr Friedmann will see you to make sure they fit perfectly and to demonstrate how to apply the whitening gel in order to get the best out of your treatment.
Once you have completed your treatment, you will be asked to come back to make sure you have achieved the desired result.
A word of caution: tooth whitening only works on natural teeth and will not be effective on restorations such as crowns, veneers or fillings.
Tooth whitening does not provide permanent results. However the good news is that you can reuse your whitening trays and purchase more gel as and when a top-up is required.