Tooth whitening a hugely popular cosmetic treatment that when provided by trained dental professionals can provide fantastic results. Our tooth colour is defined by our DNA but we can give nature a helping hand to give you that perfect smile.
Did you know…
Tooth whitening can lighten the existing colour of your teeth by several shades
Teeth naturally darken as we age. Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile.
Frequently asked questions
Am I suitable for tooth whitening?
You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening. Results and treatment time may vary depending on the level of staining and whiteness desired. Dentures, crowns, bridges, fillings, and veneers will not whiten. Schedule a consultation with a dentist to find out if tooth whitening could be right for you.
What does tooth whitening involve?
Our dental team will need to make specially made trays which fit into your mouth like a mouthguard - impressions for this will be taken at your first appointment. The trays will be provided to you to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, for a a few hour at a time. The ‘active ingredient' in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter. Tooth whitening is not permanent but you can simply "top up" when required.
Is tooth whitening safe?
If carried out by trained dental professionals, whitening is perfectly safe, however it is essential you have a full dental examination prior to commencing whitening to confirm you are dentally fit. Further advice can be found at NHS Choices.
Call our team today on 01698 262698 for further information.