There is one thing that stands out more that beautiful white
teeth. That's discoloured yellow teeth or teeth with unsightly
Professional tooth whitening systems can offer you a safe
way of improving your smile and giving your teeth a breath
of fresh air.
After a course of tooth whitening treatment results can
be amazing. With dentist supervision, we can improve your
smile with a subtle change or a dramatic improvement - whatever
What causes tooth discolouration?
Many things can contribute to tooth discolouration. Generally
staining causes this problem, but other things can discolour
teeth. For example:
foods such as sauces& spices, drinks such as coffee
or red wine.
or tartar build up,
or old fillings which have changed colour,
taken as a child (when your teeth were developing).
types of discolouration can be classified into 2 categories:
External (extrinsic) staining
- which is caused by elements
of normal lifestyle - for example, food and drink such as
coffee or tea. Particularly acidic or sweet foods can stain
teeth faster. Smoking is a heavy source of tooth discolouration.
It can have multiple effects, not only discolouring the
teeth directly, but also allowing more food to attach to
the tooth surface and decreasing saliva flow to wash the
Intrinsic (internal) staining
- is another type of tooth discolouration. This
includes natural defects such as that caused by trauma,
genetic anomalies or discolourations caused by medications.
Although harder to whiten, these teeth can be made more
aesthetically pleasing, the treatment depending on the severity
of the problem.
tooth whitening is often used before any comprehensive
cosmetic treatment is done.
Professional Tooth Whitening Systems.
At the Dental Practice we use the best tooth whitening systems
that are available. Two types of tooth whitening procedures
One Hour ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
This is the exact same tooth whitening
system that is used on the TV show "Extreme Makeover".
You come in, and we us the special Zoom Light to whiten
We are one of New Zealand's first dental practices to offer
the ZOOM! whitening system.
Take Home whitening
This system allows you to do your
whitening at home. We take impressions of your teeth and
construct a custom formed tray to fit your mouth. The whitening
trays are worn for two hours per day for a period of 7-10
Does it work?
The most common question is "So does this really work?"
The answer is "yes, it works great!"
Obviously the degree of whitening varies from person to
person, so depending on your circumstances this may dictate
the type of whitening procedure which is appropriate for
Is it Safe?
The answer is yes. Extensive research and clinical studies
indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a
dentist is perfectly safe. There are no permanent effects
of tooth enamel or tooth structure.
In fact, tooth whitening is one of the safest cosmetic dental
procedures available, and in fact, Many of our staff (and
family) have used these tooth whitening products on themselves.
Is Tooth Whitening for everyone?
No. Tooth whitening is not suitable for everyone because
everyone has different teeth with different conditions.
Therefore it is important that you get your teeth assessed
by a dentist before starting any tooth whitening procedure
Also, tooth whitening is not recommended for women who are
pregnant or breast feeding.