Is Teeth Whitening right for me?
What are Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening uses a peroxide-based gel to lighten the teeth. This effects the hard, outer surface of your teeth (the enamel) and whitens them. The correct percentage needed to whitening teeth is only available from the dentist. Lower percentages are available over the counter but these are not effective. This helps remove the discoloration of the teeth caused by smoke, coffee, and other lifestyle factors.
How does the Teeth Whitening process work?
All treatments begin with a dental exam and you should be dentally fit prior to treatment. Please note if you have undiagnosed dental issues whitening may make existing issues worse- and can lead to dental pain and infection. So ALWAYS check with your dentist first!
There are two types of Teeth Whitening
In Surgery Whitening
This involves a single application of whitening gel which is placed by your dentist in surgery, and an accelerator light is used to speed up the process. This takes 10 minutes and will make your teeth 3-5 shades lighter.
The dentist will make your custom fitting whitening trays. You wear these at home for either an hour during the day or overnight for around 3-4 weeks. This will bring your teeth 6-7 shades later - and will eventually bring them to your lightest possible shade.
Teeth Whitening Before and After
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Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
It is important you have a dental check-up done prior to treatments to make sure you have good dental health. It is also important that you have teeth whitening carried by a registered Dentist. It is illegal for any non-Dentist to carry out teeth whitening and they will NOT be insured in the case of any complications.
Teeth Whitening is a safe effective treatment in those who are dentally fit.
What Are The Side Effects Of Teeth Whitening?
Side effects include teeth sensitivity.
This is only with the home whitening – in surgery whitening does not leave you with any sensitivity.
With the sensitivity it resolves after your treatment is completed.
Will Teeth Whitening Make My Teeth Sensitive?
Slight sensitivity is common and resolved post-treatment without home whitening.
Our in-surgery whitening does not lead to any sensitivity.
If you have very sensitive teeth prior to treatment and are worried we do have solutions to manage this and can be discussed on consultation.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Results are long-lasting. However, to keep your results you should avoid habits such as smoking and coffee drinking as these will cause new stains to occur.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take To Work?
Results for in-surgery whitening are immediate!
For home whitening results will start to be seen after 3 days and will continue as you use the product daily.