If you’re anything like us, then a large latte, a lovely cup of tea, or a fine glass of red wine aren’t special treats, but daily essentials. However, along with smoking, they can really take their toll on the colour of our teeth. Fortunately, teeth whitening procedures can quickly repair much of the damage that has been done.
The POLA teeth whitening system offers the ideal solution in order for you to have a brighter and more confident smile. Using the latest in teeth whitening technology, we can effectively lighten your teeth's colour by several shades in just over an hour. Our power whitening system is very relaxing and surprisingly comfortable. If you want to improve your smile, you can easily do so while taking your lunch break or even just right before a special occasion.
There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older.
AT HOME TEETH WHITENING
In addition to the in-house whitening services, we also offer our patients a whitening kit that they can take home. These kits usually come with custom-manufactured trays and can also help you achieve whiter teeth gradually.
Home whitening uses custom-made trays which are designed to fit your teeth precisely, allowing a whitening gel to remain in contact with your teeth. These trays are made at the lab after your dentist has taken impressions of your teeth. The teeth whitening process involves wearing the gel-filled trays daily for half an houra day for approximately two to three weeks.
Regular examinations, or check-ups, are a must and form the basis of our preventative dental care plan. Even with the perfect oral hygiene routine you can still develop dental problems that you may not be able to spot by yourself in your own bathroom mirror.
We will give you a through oral examination, with oral cancer screening as standard. We strongly believe in the motto – prevention is better than cure and recommend an examination at least every 12 months and ideally 6 months to ensure problems are caught early on and treated when they need a "little fix," instead of waiting until it hurts and a more drastic and costly solution is required.
MORE THAN JUST A SCALE AND POLISH
Southlands dental offers complete preventative dental care from A to Z
Our dental team is highly skilled and will professionally clean your teeth using the latest toothpastes and polishes to remove any plaque and tartar, which cannot be removed by brushing or flossing alone. Many patients comment on how much smoother their teeth feel after a thorough clean.
Our dentists and hygienists are also keen to educate patients on the correct technique of brushing and flossing and give advice on how to maintain a good oral health routine to maintain a healthy smile.