Say goodbye to stained, yellow or discoloured teeth!
Tea, coffee, smoking and wine can over time stain your teeth and leave you feeling less attractive. Fortunately, surgery-based and home-based teeth whitening treatments are available to undo the damage. Teeth whitening uses a bleaching process to remove stains and discolouration of the teeth and give them a whiter appearance. With lasting effects of up to ten years, teeth whitening is a great way to stay looking younger!
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Home-based teeth whitening: Tray based whitening
This teeth whitening method uses custom-made, thin plastic guards which are designed to hold a teeth whitening gel to whiten your teeth at home. The teeth whitening process involves wearing the gel-filled trays for 2 hours for seven to ten sessions. They can both be worn at the same time or separately.
This teeth whitening process takes longer than surgery-based teeth whitening, but at £295 the investment is lower
This method consists of applying a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth in the surgery for 45-60 minutes. We use several systems at the practice- Dash and Enlighten, the latter system employing whitening trays to pre-whiten before the final surgery session.
At £499 for whiter teeth in 45 minutes, the investment in this teeth whitening method is not just in its fantastic results, but in its time-efficiency too.
Teeth whitening FAQs
Could I get whitening done more cheaply in a beauty salon or similar?
Yes you could. However, we feel that someone who carries out this procedure should also be able to diagnose the cause of tooth discolouration. Once correctly diagnosed, appropriate advice and treatment can be offered. The dental profession is strictly regulated and patient safety is paramount so we use only quality whitening devices with proven results. Salon treatments and practitioners are not regulated to the same level so results are highly variable and the procedures may lead to further dental problems if underlying issues such as decay and gum disease are not addressed.
Could I just use a teeth whitening toothpaste?
No. The level of active in whitening agent in toothpaste is too low and the paste does not remain in contact long enough to achieve a true whitening effect. Furthermore, some whitening toothpastes are very abrasive and may lead to dental problems.
What about my fillings or crowns?
Fillings or crowns stay the same colour during the teeth whitening process, so they may need to be replaced to match the lighter colour of your teeth after completion of the treatment.
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