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Do you drink lots of coffee, red wine, tea or eat lots of curries?  Have you noticed the staining on your teeth? We have so many patients come to see us due to the discolouration of their teeth.  The options for freshening up your smile can vary from tooth whitening, composite bonding and porcelain veneers.

tenaciously The easiest way to improve your smile is to teeth whiten.  There are two main types but the end result is essentially the same.  Professional teeth whitening and In-office teeth whitening. 

Professional teeth whitening invloves placing the tooth whitening gel into custom fit whitening trays which are then placed in the mouth.  The trays are then kept in place for 45 mins.  The whole process is then repeated once a day for 10 -14 days.  Its as easy as that!

In-office teeth whitening involves placing a high concentration of teeth whitening gel which is applied by your dentist which is then kept on for at least 1 hour.  Some systems need a high intense light source to activate the gel (sometimes called Laser teeth whitening), and there are other systems that are chemically activated and do not need a light.  Normally a combined In-office with Professional teeth whitening for 2-3 days gives the desired result.  I would not recommend In-office on its own.

Which type would be best for you?  Well that depends on how fast you want it done.  If you wnat a speedier result go with the In-office tooth whitening system.

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