The colour of the teeth is a key component of a smile, and whiter teeth make us look healthier, younger and more vibrant. For anyone with multicoloured or stained teeth, whitening is the best solution although, if the stains are very dark, bonding, laminating veneers or crowns are better.
There are two main methods:
Laser or “Power” Whitening
Lightens the teeth using a photosensitive gel, which is painted onto the teeth and then activated by light. The whole process takes about one hour.
A small amount of whitening gel is poured into a custom-made mouth guard which is worn for four hours a day for one to two weeks, during which time the teeth gradually lighten. The home kit can also be used to enhance the laser whitening, if more is required.