It’s true that you can quickly and easily reverse many of the discolorations in your teeth, home whitening is an easy way to get a beautiful white smile.

At Trigger Dental we use the Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening System.

What causes my teeth to discolour?

There are many causes of tooth discolouration. Some of the most common include consumption of highly coloured foods (beetroot, candy) and drinks (coffee, tea, red wine). Antibiotics at a young age, ageing, smoking and trauma can also result in discolorations.

Is it safe?

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that bleaching with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dentist is safe for teeth and gums.

What if I have restorations in my tooth will this change colour?

No. I f there are any fillings in the smile region of the mouth then they will need to be replaced to match the colour of your whitened teeth 2-4 weeks later.

How does it work?

Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth from which individually made plastic trays (like thin mouthguards) of your mouth will be made. The whitening gel is placed in these well fitting trays which you place over your teeth for a period of 3 hrs per day for 12-14 days.

The whitening gel (either carbamide or hydrogen peroxide) is broken down and oxygen enters the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth where stains are dissolved.

There may be some tooth sensitivity during the tooth bleaching process. You may need to stop treatment for a few days, then recommence.

It is important to note that not everyone is a suitable candidate for teeth whitening.

See your dentist at Trigger Dental today for a quick assessment to see if your teeth are suitable for the Pola advanced tooth whitening system.