Treatment Profile: Home Teeth Whitening
The process involves bleaching chemicals (carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that react to the staining molecules in your tooth, which makes your teeth whiter.
People often worry about how damaging it is to whiten the teeth. Just to put it into perspective, evidence shows that 3 weeks of continuous overnight treatment (8 hours - product only active for 3) does the equivalent amount of damage as drinking one can of coke a year!
We recommend patients to stick to a ‘white diet’ over the course of the treatment and for 2 weeks after. This just means avoiding pigmented foods and drinks such as beets, red wine, black coffee, curry etc. Just think - anything that will stain a porcelain mug will stain your teeth!