Teeth Whitening

Teeth stains are all but inevitable. Whether caused by the ageing process, wine, food or smoking, most people experience tooth discolouration at some point. Fortunately, you can take simple steps to prevent stains, and you can erase them with professional in-office teeth whitening treatments.

Professional tooth whitening is a commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedure and for very good reasons: it is much more effective, safer, more comfortable, and less aggravating than whitening with a store-bought kit. If your teeth are stained and you feel uncomfortable with their appearance, Dr Chalita le Roux would be happy to discuss your teeth whitening options during your next visit.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

How does it work?
A.When a whitening solution is applied to the teeth, the hydrogen peroxide inside of the solution penetrates through the enamel. It then starts the oxidation process, where molecules are transformed to reflect less or no light. This makes them appear colourless, and teeth appear white. This process is typically extremely effective for eliminating stains and can be repeated frequently.
Does tooth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
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Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers, or crowns?