Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Lower Hutt, NZ

Teeth whitening is regaining the natural colour of your teeth without removing any teeth after they become discoloured. Discoloured teeth have many causes, especially extrinsic staining caused by environmental factors such as smoking and pigments in beverages. Intrinsic staining occurs during teeth development, while other causes may be dental plaque and tooth decay.

Teeth Whitening

Methods to Whiten Your Teeth

The tooth makes part of your smile, and when you have discoloured teeth, you may feel uncomfortable and embarrassed to join people that are laughing. There are many ways to whiten your teeth, including take-home whitening using home kits and in-practice teeth whitening. In-practice teeth whitening is the professional whitening done by a dentist inside the dental clinic.

In-Practice Teeth Whitening

In-practice teeth whitening takes the shortest time compared to take-home whitening. The whitening treatment involves applying a jelly sustain (whitening strips) on your gum and lips that contains a layer of hydrogen peroxide that the dental team then applies to the teeth. The dentist activates the gel with a special LED light to begin the process of whitening. This is the most preferred method if you need instant results.


Take-Home Teeth Whitening

With the take-home teeth whitening method, you use a whitening kit that contains a custom-made tray, syringes of whitening gel, and instructions to follow. You apply a drop of the gel between two teeth. This method is more advantageous, resulting in lower sensitivity after whitening since it takes some days to complete the process.


Effects of Teeth Whitening

The teeth whitening process has some side effects, such as increased teeth sensitivity and gum irritation. Teeth sensitivity occurs since the whitening procedure leads to the opening of dentinal tubules. When you make contact with hot, cold, and sweet substances, the sensitivity will increase.

Once you have performed the teeth whitening, you should avoid substances such as red wine and coffee that can easily stain your teeth.

Contact Central Hutt Dental in Lower Hutt


Find out if teeth whitening is suitable for you by visiting our dental clinic in Lower Hutt. Please schedule an appointment online or by dialling 04 566 1122 today.