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Your teeth can become heavily stained from everyday foods and drinks such as tea and coffee. Smoking can cause a “yellowing” of the teeth. Even with a perfect oral hygiene routine these stains can be difficult to remove. But don’t despair, we can give you white teeth on demand, using our 100% safe and effective teeth whitening technology.
Peppermint Laser Whitening
This is a method using light to activate the teeth and hydrogen peroxide chairside. It is only recommended as a treatment for a quick fix and if longterm results are required, at home trays is a requirement for greater patient satisfaction.
Peppermint at Home Whitening
Teeth whitening at Peppermint using custom made at home trays can deliver whiter teeth at a reasonable cost. We can offer 10 or 16 percent carbamide peroxide. We make our own customised whitening trays on site.
Boutique Home Whitening
Boutique Whitening is safe and effective, using the highest quality whitening gel, (manufactured in the USA) you can be assured of fantastic results and a brighter, whiter smile.
After thorough de-scaling of the teeth, impressions of the teeth are taken by the dentist and high quality custom made whitening trays are constructed by Boutique Whitening’s dedicated laboratory. The accurate fit of these premium, custom-made trays and the quality of the whitening gel provides dramatic results.
The key features of Boutique Whitening System are it is neutral PH so it protects the enamel, the gel is viscous which helps reduce wash out by saliva and it has built in desensitiser to help prevent sensitivity. It is a simple to use product that will need to be used daily at home and you will usually see great results in only 10-14 days.
Enlighten Deep Bleaching
Enlighten is the latest guaranteed teeth whitening system from the States. This system is so effective that It can also lighten teeth that have been stained by tetracyline antibiotics. The procedure involves taking a mould of your teeth first which is then used to manufacture special patented sealed whitening trays at Enlighten Smiles Laboratory. Approximately 10 days later you will be given your whitening trays and 14 days supply of the deep bleaching Enlighten gel. You wear the trays with the gel overnight for 14 days.
Internal Tooth Whitening
Teeth that have had root treatment carried out can become very discoloured over time. Internal bleaching can remedy this on root canal treated teeth and is a painless and effective treatment. Unlike external bleaching, which brightens teeth from the outside in, internal bleaching brightens teeth from the inside out.
What causes white spots?
White spots are very common and can be caused by a range of factors including:
Fluorosis - this occurs when there is a very high fluoride intake when the adult teeth are developing
Decalcification - this is the loss of minerals from the enamel and can occur during fixed brace treatment if there has been a lapse in excellent oral hygiene around the brackets as it is difficult to brush your teeth
“Molar Incisal Hypoplasia”
White spots on adult teeth due to trauma as a baby
How can they be treated?
Many people mistake the white spots or mottled appearance of their teeth for staining and think that the overall colour of the tooth can be improved by teeth whitening, however this would have little effect as the white spots will still remain a lighter colour than the rest of the tooth. In the past, the only way to treat teeth with white lesions was to cover these up with composite bonding or veneers. These types of treatments require the removal or destruction of healthy tooth material and are not favoured by modern dentists. At The Peppermint Group we offer a treatment called Icon which can restore the natural colour of your tooth with no drilling. This minimally invasive technique uses a process of infiltration to blend the white spots in with the rest of the tooth.