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Teeth Whitening: Procedure, Types, Options, Cost

Every Smile Dentistry provides professional Cosmetic Dental Care to make your smile look its best. We want you to be happy with your smile, so we are dedicated to making sure that your dental results are natural-looking, life-changing and long-lasting.

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3. Get The Perfect Smile

We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that will get you the perfect smile.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening before and after

Whitening your teeth is a simple process that can make you look younger, more confident, and more content. It’s also an easy solution for anyone who wants to improve their smile without having to undergo invasive treatment or expensive procedures.

When you whiten your teeth, you’re removing surface stains caused by food, beverages, tobacco products, medications and other factors.

This makes the color of your teeth brighter and whiter!

Whitening will help you look younger because it improves the appearance of your smile. You’ll feel more confident about yourself and the way you look when your pearly whites are whiter than ever before!

If you want to learn more about whitening your teeth today—or if you’d like to schedule an appointment—please don’t hesitate to contact us at Every Smile Dentistry.

We’re here 24/7 so we can help answer any questions or concerns that come up during this exciting time!

Reasons Why You May Need Professional Teeth Whitening

black woman at the dentist whitening her teeth

Teeth whitening is a common procedure that has been around for decades. While we all want to be able to have pearly white teeth, there are many other reasons why one may need professional teeth whitening.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you may need to have your teeth professionally whitened:

  1. Tooth sensitivity – Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that can be caused by several things including bacteria build up, deep scratches in tooth enamel and excessive fluoride exposure. If you have any of these problems and are experiencing pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, it could be caused by tooth sensitivity.
  2. Cosmetic appearance – If you’re looking for a cosmetic improvement but don’t want to go under the knife, then having your teeth professionally whitened may be right for you. It’s also not uncommon for people who have had braces to want their teeth to match again after they’ve been removed.|
  3. Tooth discolouration – Having tooth discolouration can make it difficult for people to smile comfortably or even eat certain foods without feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Those with yellowing teeth often feel embarrassed when they talk with others or even laugh loudly because it draws attention

Different Types Of Teeth Stains

man showing dirty teeth

Teeth stains are a problem for many people. The enamel on your teeth is what gives them their natural white colour, but it can become discoloured over time by things like coffee, tea, and tobacco use.

Dentists deal with many different kinds of stains when whitening one’s teeth. Some of the most common include:

  1. Tartar buildup: This is a yellowish material that develops on the surface of your teeth near the gum line. It’s caused by plaque that builds up on your teeth and hardens into tartar over time.
  2. Yellowing from ageing: This is a natural phenomenon that happens as we age, where our teeth start to look darker than they used to be due to years of wear and tear on their surface.
  3. Staining from drinking coffee or tea: These beverages contain tannins that can stain your teeth if you drink them frequently enough over time—even just once in a while!
  4. Discolouration from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco: Both of these habits have been linked to yellowing of the teeth through their high levels of nicotine content (which contains tar), which causes staining over time as well).

Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth whitening concept

Professional teeth whitening is a great way to get that gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted.

If you’re thinking about getting professional teeth-whitening treatment, there are several options. The first thing to know is that there are two different techniques used for whitening: laser and LED.

Laser whitening uses lights that emit energy to break down stains on the surface of your teeth.

The laser light causes sensations that feel hot or cold, but they are actually at room temperature.

Laser treatments can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on how many teeth need whitening and how heavily stained they are.

LED treatments use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that emit blue light to stimulate oxygen production in teeth, which helps remove stains.

LED treatments take less time because only the front portion of each tooth needs to be treated with blue light, rather than the entire tooth with a laser device.?

There are also two types of peroxide gels:

a. carbamide peroxide

b. hydrogen peroxide

Carbamide peroxide is approved for use in over-the-counter products such as toothpaste and mouthwash; however, it does not possess the same strength as hydrogen peroxide when it comes to giving you a bright clean smile.

Teeth Whitening Before and After

Teeth Whitening before and after

How To Maintain Whiter Teeth At Home

black man brushing his teeth

Teeth whitening is a painless process that can be done either at our dental practice or in the comfort of your own home.

Whitening your teeth at home is easy! Here’s how:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss once a day to remove plaque from between your teeth.
  3. Use a mouthwash three times a day to kill bacteria that causes bad breath and gum disease, and to freshen your breath after eating or drinking anything sugary or acidic.
  4. Rinse with water after you brush, floss, and use mouthwash to rinse away any leftover toothpaste or food particles that could stain your teeth.

How much is teeth whitening South Africa?

Money, notebook, and dental plastic teeth

Teeth whitening in South Africa can cost anywhere from R2,000 to R10,000 depending on a few factors.

The most important factor is the type of whitening you’re getting. There are two main types: in-office and take-home.

In-office is more expensive, but it’s also more effective and likely to last longer.

Take-home whitening kits are cheaper, but they aren’t as effective or long-lasting.

Another factor that influences how much teeth whitening costs in South Africa is your dentist or clinic’s location.

If they’re located in a major city, their prices will be higher than if they were located in a smaller town or suburb.

As with many other cosmetic procedures, price also depends on whether or not you have insurance coverage for it—what kind of coverage you have; whether or not it covers the cost of your treatment; etc.—and whether or not you can afford to pay out-of-pocket for any portion of your procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can always submit a contact request if you have more questions or email info@everysmile.co.za

Most of the time, our quick, in-office whitening treatments just take an hour! In our welcoming office, you can unwind while watching TV or using our free internet to submit films and pictures of your teeth-whitening experience. 


We’ll be there to bring you anything you need, of course! Once every few months or up to several times each week until the desired result is obtained, at-home whitening trays can be utilized. 


After an in-office procedure, at-home trays are excellent for preserving shade because they offer a more gradual transition. Results differ from person to person and depend on the type and intensity of staining.

Sensitivity to the teeth and gums might result in teeth whitening. While some individuals may only need to reduce the bleaching’s intensity and duration to minimize sensitivity, other patients may need to. 


Consult your dentist about strategies to reduce sensitivity, and always have a qualified professional do the treatment. 


Your dentist might propose using a particular toothpaste both before and after the operation, as well as only recommending specific kinds of whitening. 


In most cases, taking an over-the-counter pain killer can help to lessen the symptoms if you do feel sensitivity after treatment.

There is nothing particular you need to do before whitening, but clean, healthy teeth free of plaque and tartar are ideal for the procedure. 


Please make a visit about two weeks before the whitening to pick up a specific toothpaste if you are aware that you have sensitive teeth.


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monde dyantyimonde dyantyi
11:10 16 Jul 23
I have been using Every Smile Dentistry for a while now. The service that I have received from the Doctors is very professional. Currently the only Dr that I use with them is Dr Somthunzi that is very patient with kids. Thank you for the excellent service Dr Somthunzi.
Janice MarriottJanice Marriott
13:54 15 Jun 23
If I could give 10 stars out of 5 - i would....the best experience i have had ever at a Dentis - Dr Somtumzi and her team are Angels-caring, professional, understanding and more....i am now 59 years old- had my 1st full set of upper dentures at the tender age of 19...which gives me 40 years of Denture Experience.....NEVER have i been treated with such dignity and grace - THANK YOU - in fact ....here are my 10 out of 5...**********
Malaika KuenaMalaika Kuena
11:40 10 Jun 23
Surgical tooth extraction was quick and painless. Thanks to Dr Mthunzi and her team in East London.
Bakhe GatyeniBakhe Gatyeni
13:09 02 Jun 23
Sesethu LeqelaSesethu Leqela
15:49 01 Jun 23
Today I went for braces consultation and the service that I received was beyond excellent,from the receptionist lady, dental nurse to Dr Zungu. He came up with many solutions on how we can tackle my issue and explained the process to the level of my understanding. Everyone at the branch is so welcoming 🙏 and super friendly/kind☺️. Please keep it up 💯!!!
Kimone BooysenKimone Booysen
08:29 16 May 23
The staff is sooo friendly. I have a big fear when it comes to dentists, but my dentist calmed me down so well and talked me through what she was going to do and what she was doing while busy. I had an infected tooth that she extracted. I felt no pain and it was over within seconds. I will definitely go back.
Soso MtiniSoso Mtini
14:01 21 Apr 23
We all dread appointments at the dentist but all my worries were put to rest by the lovely Dr Govender. She handled my tooth extraction with such great care and took time to explain the whole process. I appreciate her being so patient with me. Reception was warm and so helpful. Thank you to the whole team for being so professional and efficient.I can't wait to visit the dentist again!
ncediswa xeloncediswa xelo
11:24 12 Apr 23
Yesterday my daughter went for consultation. Wow she's lost of words explaining the Dr's friendliness, warm heart . It was our first visit I'm sold this is going to be our family dentist. Thank you all for your excellent customer service from the receptionist to assistants. Big up !!!!
Damaine JohnsonDamaine Johnson
09:13 20 Sep 22
Dentist knows what she's doing. I personally had my wisdom tooth extracted. Felt no pain at all during the extraction. Clean, professional and affordable. Thanks to the team at Every Smile Dentistry Selborne.
Leverne StrydomLeverne Strydom
17:54 26 Aug 21
I've been with the Dentistry for over two years now and I don't think I'll ever go to another dentist. Very clean and affordable too.I must say their customer service is exceptional!! From the receptionist to the Dr.I would recommend anybody to support Every Smile Dentistry!!
Bonisile NomanyaBonisile Nomanya
09:39 16 Oct 20
The service was exceptional! She explain every procedure throughout. She cleaned me and then removed the damaged one. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry.
Chesznokov ZunguChesznokov Zungu
11:31 20 Mar 20
I really appreciated the level of care and consideration from the staff. I experienced absolutely no pain and was kept comfortable at all times. I will definitely be going back🙂
Ziyanda CisheZiyanda Cishe
09:26 11 Apr 19
Today I had my teeth cleaned at Every Smile Dentistry. I just moved to East London so I was nervous about starting over with a new dentist. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the dentist was very gentle and attentive. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry to everyone looking for a pleasant experience at the dentist! 🙂
promise sitholepromise sithole
13:49 05 Jul 23
I have to give credit to Musa, the Doctors assistant. He knows how to treat patients. Im not quite sure about the Doctor, she was not friendly at all. No greetings or whatsoever.
tumelo pitsitumelo pitsi
18:34 10 Jun 23
Wonderful place,my son took out about four of his teeth there.
Tshiamo MokoenaTshiamo Mokoena
13:35 05 Jun 23
Experience and treatment was great , Friendly staff, Excellent service.
hildah nhlekohildah nhleko
09:31 01 Jun 23
Did slimming wires and I lost 5kg in 6days...the service was exceptional..the Dr and her assistant were very friendly and explained the process...m very happy with their service...THANX EVERY SMILE DENTISTRY
Mamolefe Bavley MoagiMamolefe Bavley Moagi
08:45 22 May 23
Brought my boy who had a tooth ache got to say they have excellent service and they are very good with kids. Great work
Overall, they offer great service and they take care of their clients. They are all so nice and really kind, they made me feel less anxious and comfortable and would constantly ask whether or not I was ohk and comfortable during the procedure. I 1000% recommend this place!!
Perseverance ChaukePerseverance Chauke
15:25 30 Apr 23
The place is overall beautiful and the reception guys are too friendly. My only issue was the doctor. 1st she didn’t greet or introduce herself I had to ask the assistant what the Doctors name was. Also she was not patient with my son and seemed irritated most of the time. I however have to give thanks to Musa who was the assistant that guy is amazing and super patient he made my son super comfortable and explained every process to me and my son.
Nontsikelelo MpanzaNontsikelelo Mpanza
10:02 27 Mar 23
5 stars is not enough for the service in this place! Truly amazed, my daughter is the happiest girl and would definitely recommend these guys. Warmth welcome from entering till exist.
Tshego MnisiTshego Mnisi
07:43 25 Aug 22
I started my braces journey April 2021 and I must say an exceptional experience it was👌🏾. First and foremost my Orthodontist you really out did yourself Sir thank you. Assistant Doctor and the Receptionist thank you for the kind and warm atmosphere you brought.If you want 100% oral hygiene Every Smile is the place to go🙂
Kagiso NtsokoKagiso Ntsoko
04:23 24 Jun 21
My son and I received an exceptional service, from the lady at the reception, dentist and the assistant. Thank you for your manner of serving and please continue with the excellent service.
Takura MalabaTakura Malaba
01:27 09 Jun 21
Very affordable and professional service. Would definitely recommend.
sbusiso Cindisbusiso Cindi
05:08 15 May 21
The lady at reception is very friendly.. Her and Doctor Mphiwe are stars.. For all your dental needs these guys will sort you out 😊😊
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