Teeth whitening has become one of the “must have” cosmetic surgery treatments of the past decade. It is easy, quick, painfree, easily accessable and affordable.

As we get older our teeth darken due to the thickenning of the yellow dentine beneath our white enamel. Applying a whitening product such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide effectively bleaches the teeth without damaging them. The tell-tale signs of ageing can disappear within an hour or within a week depending on the treatment used.



Trays are typically made of a flexible material that molds to your teeth. The material fits around your teeth gently and allows for whitening on the surface and in between your teeth. Dental professionals can also dispense custom-made molds that have been created just for you and therefore fit in your mouth and directly over your teeth perfectly.


There is now laser whitening or ‘power whitening’. During this procedure a rubber dam is put over your teeth to protect the gums, and a bleaching product is painted onto your teeth.
The total treatment can usually be done within three to four weeks.

First, you will need two or three visits to the dentist. Your dental team will need to make a mouthguard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment.

Once your dental team has started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, for 30 minutes to one hour at a time.

However, there are now some new products which can be applied for up to eight hours at a time. This means you can get a satisfactory result in as little as one week.
Your dentist will advise you as to which treatment is more suited to your need and pocket !!

Phone us now at Zen Smile Dental Clinic to book a whitening appointment.

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