There are lots of ways to lighten or brighten your smile.
Sometimes you want whiter teeth now and don't want to wait! We have the ZOOM system in our surgery - just an hour of bleaching in the chair and you will have lighter brighter teeth!
Home bleaching involves wearing a very thin, transparent plastic tray moulded to your teeth, which is used to hold a bleaching agent in contact with the tooth surface. The trays are filled with the bleaching agent and worn for 45-60mins per day. The active agent in the bleach is usually carbamide peroxide. This is a chemical which quickly breaks down to urea and 7% hydrogen peroxide. It is the hydrogen peroxide which lightens the teeth.
Home bleaching (if you aren't pregnant or breast feeding) has been shown to be safe if used correctly.