Teeth whitening

Whitening your teeth in the comfort of your own home

With take-home whitening, you can refresh your smile in the comfort of your own home to match your lifestyle.

Take-home whitening has shown to be an affordable, safe and effective way to whiten your teeth.  It improves the appearance of yellowish teeth and removes surface stains such as tea, coffee and wines. 

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teeth whitening alexandra

What is the active ingredient?

Hydrogen peroxide is the active agent in our whitening gels.

How does it work?

Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidising agent that diffuses into the tooth and breaks down the staining molecules within the tooth into smaller, less pigmented molecules.

The concentration of the gel and contact time with the teeth are critical to the desired outcome. The higher the percentage of concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the more pronounced the results. Usually, gels containing more than 6% hydrogen peroxide produce a noticeable whitening effect. Secondly, the gel needs to be kept on the teeth for the required time for the whitening effect to take place.  You can keep gels next to teeth by wearing a custom-made tray, without it being washed away by saliva.

What does it involve?

1. Having mould of your teeth taken

2. Dentist makes a customised tray for your teeth.

3. At your comfort, wear the tray with gel loaded for 30 to 60 minutes (as advised)

Things to know before teeth whitening

The whitening effect varies significantly between individuals.

Any defective fillings, tooth decay, and severe tooth wear need to be treated to avoid unforeseen consequences.

Any gum disease and extreme sensitivity teeth need to be carefully assessed before whitening.

Is teeth whitening your teeth bad for the teeth?

Generally, teeth whitening has no impact on your teeth long term. Mild sensitivity to hot or cold liquids may occur during whitening.


How long do the results last?

It’s not permanent.

Usually, 6 -12 months. It depends on diet and lifestyle. If you are a smoker or regular coffee, tea, and red wine drinker, it may not be long-lasting.