Teeth Whitening

Smiling is the universal language of happiness, and showing off your pearly whites is good for your soul!

At Anokhi Dental, we use two reputable whitening systems - either individually or in conjunction with each other.

The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide (not bleach) and it is safe and gentle to use on the teeth.

This concept was first discovered by an orthodontist in the 1980’s. He noticed that many of his patients had inflamed and swollen gums due to difficulty cleaning around the braces. He therefore advised them to brush with a hydrogen peroxide gel that would release oxygen, hence destroying the anaerobic bacteria causing the inflammation. After some time, he noticed that not only had his patients gum health improved, but their teeth were also visibly whiter!

Our practice offers:

  • In Chair whitening - this is a single 90-minute appointment where an activated whitening hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth in 7 minute cycles by the dentist.

  • Take Home Whitening - this involves using a less concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel in custom made trays for 30 minute cycles at home.

Which treatment is suitable for you will depend on many factors such as your age, extent and cause of discoloration, sensitivity levels etc. At Anokhi Dental, your dentist will assess the status of your teeth and your dental history to tailor your specific treatment.

For example, if you have sensitive teeth, we’ll use a lower concentration for a longer period to avoid triggering your sensitivity while also achieving the results you want.

However, if you don’t suffer from tooth sensitivity, you may be a candidate for a more robust in chair treatment. If you exhibit severe discoloration you may be advised an in chair treatment followed by a course of at home whitening.

Under the supervision of your dentist you can be rest assured that your teeth are being whitened safely using a high quality and safe product.

If you are interested in whitening your smile, please discuss this with one of our dentists to find out if this procedure is suitable for you.