Before embarking on whitening your teeth it is essential to have a dental examination. This is to ensure that the process will be suitable for you. Existing fillings and crowns cannot be brightened by this process. Your Dentist will discuss this with you in advance.
Tooth whitening results are very stable. Here at Fairview Dental Clinic we will record your pre- operative shade and end shade. At your subsequent check-up appointments your Dentist will checked the shade of your teeth and if necessary will recommend a top up.
Enamel, dentine, fillings, crowns or veneers are not harmed during the process.
Clinical studies confirm that the presence of fluoride and potassium nitrate in the whitening product helps to reduce cavities and minimise sensitivity. However, sensitivity does occur but it can be managed during the whitening process. At your appointment your Dentist will explain the reasons for this and ways to treat it. It may occur during the process, however once the process is finished the sensitivity will stop.
The best and recommended whitening system is one that is gradual in nature. At Fairview Dental Clinic we recommend and use Opalescence, the leader in whitening. It contains a patented Potassium Fluoride formula.