Tooth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter using a peroxide gel.
If you feel your teeth are slightly yellow in colour or stained & you have tried Hygiene and Airflow treatments, then tooth whitening is the next best step for you.
Tooth whitening is perfectly safe if carried out and prescribed by a Dentist. Unfortunately some beauty salons offer tooth whitening without a dentist present, this can put your oral health at risk and has since become illegal for them to do so.
You must be dentally fit to proceed with tooth whitening. We will give you a thorough Dental examination to ensure that whitening your teeth is the best option for you.
What does the treatment involve?
After you have been assessed, we will take an impression of your teeth to make your custom whitening trays. Once the trays have been made we will check the fit and instruct you on how to use the bleaching gel. You can then whiten at a time to suit you, at home or at work and even when you are sleeping. You may need to wear the whitening trays for a few hours each day for a couple of weeks to get the desired shade.
Is tooth whitening permanent?
No, tooth whitening isn’t permanent. It can last from a few months to up to three years, but this varies from person to person. Generally, the whitening effect won’t last as long if you smoke or drink red wine, tea or coffee, or consume anything which can stain your teeth.
Will teeth whitening work on false teeth?
No, tooth whitening will not work on crowns, veneers, fillings or dentures. We will be able to advise you within the consultation appointment if this applies to you.
What are the risks of teeth whitening?
There is a chance that your teeth can become sensitive, especially if you already have sensitive teeth. We have different strengths of bleach available, if you are sensitive you can use a lower dose gel and also a desensitiser this will allow you to whiten your teeth comfortably, it just might take you a little longer. There’s also a chance of burns to the gums, if performed incorrectly, we will ensure you know how to use the tooth whitening products before you leave.