Dental Reflections provides a high level of cosmetic dental treatments. With time teeth can yellow, through natural ageing process or through staining from drinking tea, coffee or wine and through smoking. Teeth whitening treatments are ideal if you are looking for immediate results. They can transform the appearance of your teeth and give you a glossy, healthy looking smile in a matter of hours!
Safe and effective, it should only be performed by a dental professional to obtain optimum longevity. For best results, it is crucial that teeth are free of any plaque and calculus so the teeth whitening gel can penetrate to whiten your teeth evenly. Your oral health is our first priority! By providing you with a routine checkup, we address all your concerns and make sure it is safe for you to receive the teeth whitening treatment.
Most people have heard about whitening treatments but choosing a treatment may be confusing. Our friendly team is more than happy to discuss the different treatment options with you and explain which would be best for you. We have carefully selected the best range of treatments and are proud to offer these whitening methods to our patients.
There are two teeth whitening methods to improve the appearance of your teeth.
In-house tooth whitening systems dramatically improve the appearance of the teeth in less than two hours.
Home whitening kits are just as effective, however may take up to two weeks to achieve the same results. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. A custom-made tray will then keep the whitening gel close to your teeth. This teeth whitening procedure is convenient, gradual and effective.
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. We supervise your treatment at all times. As long as we catch sensitivity early there should not be much discomfort afterwards.
By following the instructions we provide you, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We suggest to do touch-ups every few months either with custom made touch-up trays.
At Dental Reflections all teeth whitening cases are examined and assessed by our experienced dental professionals, Dr Fernando Afonso or Dr Sean Archibald.
Brighten your smile with teeth whitening!
Teeth Whitening Overview Video Explanation
A sparkling white smile appeals to all those who see it, having attractive teeth can also give your self-confidence a boost. But our teeth don’t always look as white as we’d like them to. Sometimes, the foods and drinks we like causes staining, smoking is another culprit and simply aging can cause your teeth to yellow. It happens to almost everyone eventually, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.
Did you know that teeth whitening is a relatively inexpensive way to enhance a faded smile? You’ve probably seen many over-the-counter products that claim to whiten teeth to varying degrees.
But the strongest and fastest-acting solutions are only available in your dentist’s office through a process known as power bleaching. This process can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour and can last from six months to two years. First, your dentist will protect your gums and if necessary, the roots of your teeth to ensure your safety then a professional-strength bleaching solution is applied. Often a special light or laser will be used to make the bleach work faster.
Another way to whiten your teeth is with a take-home kit prescribed by your dentist. First your dentist makes moulds of your teeth then thin plastic mouth trays are created to fit your teeth exactly allowing you to apply the bleaching gel. In order to see that desired results, you’ll need to stick to your dentist’s prescribed course of treatment. While this process takes longer, it can also be very effective and less expensive.
There are a few things you need to know before whitening your teeth. Potential side effects include tooth sensitivity or gum irritation, which are usually minor and clear up in a short time. Your dentist can tell you if you’re likely to develop sensitivity based on the condition of your teeth and gums. Be aware that tooth sensitivity or gum irritation can become more serious if you use over-the-counter ill-fitting trays or if the bleach is applied by untrained professional. Keep in mind that teeth whitening will not affect existing crowns, veneers or fillings.
Whitening is not permanent but it is possible to slow the fading process by avoiding foods and habits that cause staining, and by doing a minor touch up every so often. Most importantly, studies have found teeth whitening to be safe when used as directed. Teeth whitening is the most popular and cost effective way to dramatically enhance your smile.
If you’re considering teeth whitening, talk to your dentist. Together, you can come up with the best plan to return your smile to its better, brighter days.