Our WHITEN+ gel contains oxygenating molecules which effectively and gently penetrates and breaks down the stains within the tooth. Thanks to its special formulation and utilising light energy, the oxygen generated will not be dispersed externally (the gel swells), but will remain trapped in the gel and completely conveyed toward the enamel, maximising the whitening action.
Our WHITEN+ program is designed for effective teeth whitening that suits your spectrum of lifestyle and needs. As a safe and healthy treatment, it does not contain desensitizing and remineralizing agents and is compliant with Directive 2011/84/EU.
Food and Drink
Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).
Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.
1. What is teeth whitening?
The basic concept of teeth whitening is the bleaching of the outer layer of teeth to remove stains that have penetrated so that your teeth colour lightens by various shades.
2. What are the different ways to whiten our teeth safely?
There are basically 2 different types:
The Home Whitening method, where your dentist will be doing a scan of your teeth to create a digital mould. These trays are thin and light to wear. You add a small amount of whitening gel to the tray and wear them from two to six hours per day or overnight until the desired whitening is achieved. This process usually takes two weeks. The trays are kept and can be used again for touch-ups.
The second type is the In Office Treatment whereby the teeth are professionally whitened with a higher concentration whitening gel and results can be seen immediately after the treatment.
3. Will teeth whitening damage existing dental restorations?
Over 10 years of clinical use of teeth whitening products containing 10% carbamide peroxide have not shown any damage to existing fillings. Whitening does not work on existing restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need to be replaced to match the new tooth shade achieved in the natural teeth if the whitening results in a lighter shade than the old restorations.
4. Do teeth whitening damage my teeth?
Teeth whitening does not cause damage to the structure of the teeth. Studies of teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide perixide showed no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth’s enamel surface.
5. How long can the results of teeth whitening last?
Many factors play into the length of time that teeth whitening lasts. For example, smokers or those who drink beverages that stain teeth, such as red wine or coffee, may not have the same long-lasting effects as those who do not smoke or drink those beverages. Results following teeth whitening can last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the potency of the treatment. Reducing exposure to staining agents like the ones mentioned above will reduce the rate at which the teeth stain again and prolong the whitening effect.
6. What are the side effects of tooth whitening?
Temporary tooth sensitivity can occur after the teeth whitening process, but it typically subsides after a few days. You can try to avoid cold or sour food or drinks, and use sensitive toothpaste to reduce sensitivity. The intensity and length of time associated with tooth sensitivity after whitening varies by patient.
7. How white will my teeth get?
It’s best to have realistic expectations before undergoing any whitening treatment. Your dentist should be able to explain what you can probably expect. Not all whitening treatments are equally effective on all people, and not all teeth will whiten to the same degree. Teeth whitening can change a tooth’s colour by several shades, meaning teeth that are more stained or discoloured won’t whiten to the same degree as teeth that were whiter originally. It also depends on the structure of your teeth as to how effective the teeth whitening will be.
8. I have a big event – how far in advance should I get whitening?
Teeth whitening has become a popular way to prepare for weddings and other social events where people want to look their best. But because some treatments can take time to be effective, you should make sure you leave enough time before the big day. Home whitening kits using gels can take up to two weeks to achieve results. If you have your teeth whitened professionally by your dentist (sometimes called an “in-chair” treatment), the treatment may be completed in a single appointment of about 1-2hours.
9. Is teeth whitening right for me?
If you have an oral health condition such as tooth decay or gum disease, this should be treated as a priority before arranging a cosmetic treatment. If you haven’t had a cleaning done for a while, this will need to be done before the whitening so as to allow the gel to contact your teeth properly.
Your dentist will let you know what to expect from teeth whitening and if you are able to have teeth whitening done. When you’ve found out what the treatment involves and what the possible side-effects are, you’ll be in a position to judge whether teeth whitening is the right option for you.
10. How fast can I whiten my teeth?
Everyone responds differently to whitening treatments and everyone will whiten at different rates. Stains that are recent are easier to treat than those that have been present for many years. Teeth that are yellow or brown tend to respond better to whitening than teeth that are gray-ish. Younger patients typically whiten more quickly than older patients, but every patient is different.
11. How white should my teeth be?
When whitening, keep in mind that your smile looks most natural when the color of your teeth matches the whites of your eyes. Some people want a Hollywood white smile, which can be whiter than what natural teeth can achieve. In such cases, it may be worthwhile to consider ceramic veneers as an option as they can be made as white as you desire, and they do not change in color over time.