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Tooth Whitening

Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many options, such as in-office and take-home bleaching. Please contact us today to find out more about these options and which one is best for you.

You may be getting married soon and you want a brighter smile, maybe there is a special event coming up in your life. Whatever the reason, teeth whitening can restore stained or yellow teeth which have discoloured with age.

Using the latest whitening techniques we can help you achieve a whiter, brighter more youthful smile.

Alternatively you can whiten your smile in the privacy and comfort of your home using the Home Whitening System available from the practice.

Time, smoking, tea and coffee are just a few of the things that cause your teeth to yellow and discolour. Whitening is a bit like a facial in that it helps to unlock pores in your tooth so that stains are gently removed leaving teeth cleaner and brighter. Whiter teeth can take years off your appearance and the effects can last up to ten years depending on whether or not you smoke or how much tea, coffee or red wine you drink.

Although teeth themselves whiten well, any fillings or crowns will remain the same colour and may need replacing to match the new lighter colour of your teeth.

All whitening products are based on a hydrogen peroxide solution: the only difference in the hundreds of systems out there is the concentration of the solution and the way it is applied to your teeth.

There are two main ways of carrying out tooth whitening:

  • Tray based. The gel is placed in a custom made thin transparent guard which is worn for up to one-hour for 7-10 sessions. Your upper and lower teeth can be treated together or on separate nights.
  • Surgery based otherwise known as laser or power bleaching. Here, more concentrated gels are applied directly to your teeth and accelerated with heat or light (laser/power). There is no evidence that whitening toothpastes can actually whiten your teeth. Some of those bought abroad, can actually harm your teeth as they contain acids/abrasives that can cause permanent damage. However, seek advice from your dentist about the safer toothpastes, which can help stains from forming. We advise their use after you have had your teeth whitened.

There is no evidence that whitening toothpastes can actually whiten your teeth. Some of those bought abroad, can actually harm your teeth as they contain acids/abrasives that can cause permanent damage. However, seek advice from your dentist about the safer toothpastes, which can help stains from forming. We advise their use after you have had your teeth whitened.

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