Teeth whitening (otherwise referred to as bleaching) is the process of cleaning the surface of the teeth of coloured organic and mineral substances with a special gel. This procedure normally takes less than one hour.
Light-accelerated (or laser even though lasers are no longer used)) bleaching is the main procedure of choice as it is a procedure that can be completed in a shorter period of time.
The results of the treatment can last for 3 – 4 years provided the patient does not smoke, or consume staining substances such as tea or coffee, and has good overall oral hygiene.
Important laboratory and clinical trials have proven the whitening has no negative side effects on teeth or gums. Following treatment, fluoride may be applied and sensitivity disappears within 48 hours.