In surgery Bleaching
In chair whitening is perfect for the time-poor person. At BOH we use Zoom! which is an advanced and safe method instantly brightening your smile. After a ninety minute appointment, it is possible to achieve up to eight shades lighter, with the combination of hydrogen peroxide and an LED light. For more information, please visit the Zoom! website at www.zoomwhitening.com
Home bleaching involves wearing very thin, transparent plastic trays which are molded to your teeth. These hold a bleaching agent in contact with the tooth surface. They are normally worn at night for approximately one week.
The active agent in the bleach is usually Carbamide Peroxide. This is a product that quickly breaks down to Hydrogen Peroxide, the bleaching agent that lightens the teeth.
How effective is Home bleaching in whitening the teeth?
Home bleaching does not make the teeth as white as chalk. If it did the teeth would not look natural. Usually the whitening is subtle. However, a difference would be noticed between upper teeth that have been bleached and lowers that have not. The degree of colour change varies from person to person depending on the initial degree of discoloration and usage time of the bleach.
How long does the bleaching last?
This varies depending upon your individual circumstances. However, teeth can still become stained and they will continue to age in a normal way with the passage of time. If you opt for home whitening, we recommend keeping the trays and obtaining new bleach stocks from BOH. This will enable you to repeat the whitening periodically. The Australian Dental Association suggests once a year is appropriate. The trays will continue to fit your mouth for many years in most cases..
"Most of us would like lighter brighter teeth. Professional whitening is the most effective way to achieve this with long lasting results. We offer two methods here at BOH including laser tooth whitening which is considered the most sophisticated tooth whitening technique in the world"