Over time, the foods we eat and the beverages we drink have a gradual, but noticeable, effect on the appearance of your teeth. Eventually, they can become discoloured and your smile can become listless and dull.
Tooth whitening is a popular, safe and effective way to quickly enhance the look of your teeth and make your smile shine.
Having us assess your teeth is the first step in having your teeth professionally whitened. During this time we will decide if whitening is right for you and discuss the options available.
The most common procedure is our “Professional Tray System”. This involves taking impressions so we can make a very thin ‘gum shield’ that fits perfectly on your teeth. We will then decide on the length of treatment, which is usually anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on your initial shade of your teeth and the desired results.
To get the best results and ensure your safety, the General Dental Council (GDC) has ruled that it is illegal for anyone, other than a registered GDC dental professional, to perform the procedure on patients.
As GDC registered professionals we will be able to advise you on the following:
Ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy
Fillings are not loose, missing or leaking
Properly matching the shade of white to visible porcelain crowns and/or veneers
Managing any sensitivity you may have during the treatment.
Remember, these regulations are designed to protect you and ensure the procedure is carried out correctly, minimising any risk of permanent damage to your teeth or gums.
Tooth whitening after orthodontic treatment
No. We use a tried and trusted solutions of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active components break down they penetrate the tooth safely without affecting the surface.
The effects of a professional teeth whitening treatment can last for many years. However, many patients, having seen the dramatic improvement in their smile, are keen to maintain optimum whiteness and use a top-up syringe of whitening gel every few months or before a special occasion.
There are many over-the-counter toothpastes that claim to whiten your teeth dramatically and they may remove some surface levels stains, but only slightly improve the appearance. For truly stunning results we recommend a professional tooth whitening system.