Teeth can lose their whiteness for a number of reasons such as diet, ageing, certain medications, smoking and trauma, but a noticeably brighter smile can be achieved with teeth whitening – a safe, chemical process that eliminates discolouration.
Teeth whitening will only work on natural teeth and will not be effective on replacement ‘false’ teeth such as crowns, veneers or dentures. However, these can be replaced to match newly whitened teeth.
- Impressions are taken of your teeth so customised whitening trays can be produced to fit comfortably and securely.
- The trays are worn with a bleaching gel for a specified length of time each day, over a few weeks.
- After completing the course of treatment, you will attend a follow-up appointment to check your teeth have been successfully lightened.
We recommend you use our home whitening kits as, not only are they more effective, they also allow us to keep a close eye on your teeth and help avoid side effects such as gum irritation and tooth sensitivity.
You can help maintain the whiteness of your teeth by avoiding food and drink that may cause staining, and brushing your teeth at least twice a day.
Teeth whitening does not provide permanent results but home whitening trays can be reused if a top-up is necessary.