Pre Requisites before Whitening

It is important to have a good scale, clean and fluoride treatment and your teeth also need to be free of cavities prior to teeth whitening to help reduce sensitivity and to assist in achieving better results.

It is also a good idea to start Tooth Mousse 2 weeks prior to teeth whitening treatment.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the colour of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Why should I have Teeth Whitening done?

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are several ways do to teeth whitening.

Is Teeth Whitening suitable for everyone?

Teeth Whitening is suitable for most people and is particularly successful in removing unsightly stains left by smoking, coffee, and certain foods.

Teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed from time to time, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or red wine and eats food which have turmeric or food colour.

  • Prior to the actual procedure, we will carry out a dental check-up to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. You will be advised of any condition that may prevent us from carrying out the teeth whitening treatment. It is recommended to have a clean at this stage to achieve the best results with your whitening.
  • At your whitening appointment your gums and lips will be protected from the bleaching agent to reduce the risk of sensitivity following the procedure. Any sensitivity that does occur usually disappears within 48 hours.
  • The results will vary for each individual depending on the natural shading of your teeth and the level of discolouration and staining present prior to the procedure.
  • We recommend starting the use of sensitive toothpaste or Tooth Mousse at least two weeks prior to your whitening appointment to help with any sensitivity. We also recommend having 2 Nurofen Plus one hour prior to your appointment to help with any sensitivity during your treatment.

  • We also offer professional home teeth whitening bleaching kits.
  • We fabricate custom tooth whitening trays to fit over your teeth and then supply you with a professional grade tooth whitening solution to carry out the teeth whitening procedure in the comfort of your own home.
  • Although the home teeth whitening delivers results over a longer period of time, it gives you more control over the frequency and pace of the procedure to minimize sensitivity.
  • Patients can choose combination treatments in chair tooth whitening followed by the home whitening. This enables you to maintain your beautiful white smile and top it up whenever you want.


The bleaching solution used for teeth whitening can cause some sensitivity with some patients. We advise to start using sensitive toothpaste or Tooth Mouuse prior to any whitening procedure for approximately 2 weeks and to continue to use it after the treatment to help with any sensitivity.

The in chair whitening is a higher concentration of the bleaching solution and with this can cause more sensitivity with some patients. We advise you to take 2 nurofen plus one hour prior to your appointment to help with any sensitivity during the treatment and to also follow the advice for all bleaching procedures to start with the sensitive tooth paste or Tooth Mouse 2 weeks Prior to your appointment.