Professional tooth whitening is a straightforward and non-invasive procedure that uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to whiten your dull and stained teeth. Methods of brightening your smile include in-clinic and take-home whitening systems.
Generally, the more active ingredients the product contains the more effective it will be, however above a certain strength requires a dentist to apply and remove the whitening product. In-dentist clinic strength products contain comparatively more active ingredients to achieve the desired whitening effect. These products are administered by dentists to ensure patient safety during the application process.
At Maidstone Dental, your dentist will use the pola shade guide to identify your tooth colour. They will also use this scale to estimate how many shades whiter you want your tooth. Each type of whitening utilises a unique application technique to protect your tooth and gums during the whitening process and also long term. Some products contain features that actively protect your tooth and gums during the process, and these can be beneficial as they enable you to achieve the desired whitening effect without incurring damage to your tooth or gums.
It’s best to seek your dentist’s advice on which whitening product is most suitable for you and approximately how many shades whiter you are able to achieve.