Tooth Whitening

At New Square Dental Practice, we understand how an attractive smile can significantly improve confidence, which is why we offer a range of aesthetic dentistry to help you achieve your perfect smile.

There are many factors that can contribute to and cause Tooth discolouration.. The most common being age, coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, medication (eg tetracycline), fluoride and certain meals. For most of us, we experience these factors everyday, which is why Tooth is so popular. In most cases it can help to reverse these effects, and is therefore one way to help improve your confidence in your smile.

Tooth whitening treatments offered:

One Hour Power Whitening

A whitening system containing a hydrogen peroxide solution is mixed and applied by our dentist, in the surgery. It is applied three times, and for each application a light-curing machine will be used. The special formulation allows for rapid and safe tooth whitening.

Home whitening

A customised tray is fitted by the dentist, which can be taken home and filled with whitening gel, consisting of carbamide peroxide. The trays are worn for 3-8 hours daily for 1-3 weeks. Alternatively for very busy individuals a different formulation allows trays that are worn for 30 minutes a day for 10-14 days.

Combination of both treatments

Research shows that the most stable, predictable and effective tooth whitening is achieved when in-surgery and home whitening are combined. A primary benefit of combining the treatments is that the whitening at home is reduced to only a few minutes daily for a few days, making it a more practical option.

Stain Removal

We also offer a stain removal treatment which, rather than lightening the overall appearance of the teeth as with whitening, can effectively remove specific superficial stains. Superficial staining from tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and other dietary sources, form a layer on the enamel surface. This layer also alters the way light reflects off the enamel surface resulting in the teeth appearing dull, lackluster and prematurely aged. Often the true shade of the teeth is masked and patients may not realise that their teeth are lighter than they appear due to this staining.

The Stain Removal System is a non abrasive powder-air-water jet stream that lifts superficial staining off the surface with minimum discomfort .The jet stream allows a more complete way of removing stains as it can access in areas between teeth, the grooves and fissures that harbor the stain.

Stain removal is recommended before tooth whitening as it cleans the enamel surfaces thoroughly to allow contact with the whitening agents. It also allows the true shade change of the enamel to be monitored.