What is tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is the process of removing stains from your teeth and enhancing the natural white colour of your teeth. There are a number of dental whitening and dental cleaning procedures that can remove brown or yellow stains (from caffeine, age, smoking, red wine and certain foods such as curries) and give your teeth a healthier, white appearance.
Some of the teeth whitening options available include:

  • At-home teeth whitening kits: Some of these at-home bleaching kits are effective (usually if they are used in conjunction with professional teeth-whitening). There are a few over the counter teeth-whitening kits that can be purchased at your local pharmacy, but the most effective kits are those that are purchased from a professional dentist. When you consult a dentist for your at-home teeth whitening kit, the dentist will make a customised mouth guard to fit the contours of your teeth and gums. The dentist will also give you a whitening solution (which usually consists of peroxide) that you will pour into the mouth guard.
  • Tooth whitening toothpaste: Although a number of leading toothpaste brands claim that their product has “whitening agents” or “whitening ingredients”, this option will rarely produce dramatic results. If you are considering tooth whitening toothpaste, consult your dentist to make sure that the toothpaste is not abrasive or else it may remove the natural enamel of your teeth.
  • In-office teeth whitening: The best results can be achieved by in-office teeth whitening when done by a professional dentist. Dr. Cerny is a dentist in Sandton, Gauteng, who can guarantee that your teeth are whitened by several shades. Experience dramatic results with professional teeth whitening!

How long will your teeth stay white?

The better you look after your teeth, the longer they will stay white after your teeth whitening procedure. Avoiding food and drinks that stain your teeth and paying attention to your oral hygiene will help you maintain your bright smile for longer.

How Dr Cerny can help you

When you book an appointment with Dr. Cerny, she will use tooth shade charts to establish what your teeth whitening goals are and how they can achieved.