Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a great way to improve your smile by lightening the colour of your teeth. The British Dental Association recommend that teeth whitening be done by a dentist, or under the supervision of a dentist. This is because dentists are trained and equipped to safely perform the procedure and assess any potential risks or complications that may arise. Additionally, only a licensed dentist can legally use higher concentration of whitening agents, which are more effective but also more potentially harmful if used improperly.
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Who doesn’t like a bright smile?
Teeth become discoloured for a number of reasons. For instance; tea, coffee and wine all contain natural dyes which can darken them, smoking tobacco can yellow them, some medications can cause them to fade to grey, nerve or blood vessel damage can darken them and decay, fillings and tartar can discolour them. Even if none of the above are present, simple aging can cause them to lose their shine.
All of the above can be overcome with teeth whitening procedures such as using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that neutralise the stains on your tooth enamel.
The results vary from case to case, but the majority of teeth react excellently to whitening, producing dramatic improvements and superb results for the patient’s smile. The process is simple and involves minimal discomfort. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity or sporadic toothache for a few days after the initial treatment, but a special gel or mousse can be provided to help alleviate this.
If you are considering other treatment, for example having a crown replaced, we will often offer tooth whitening first so that the new crowns can be matched to the new lighter colour of your natural whitened teeth.
Please get in touch if you have any further questions regarding our tooth whitening treatments.
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