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Our Guide to Teeth Whitening

The sharpest rise in cosmetic dental treatments has been in the area of teeth whitening: affordable, practical, pain free, and quick it is a fantastic treatment which can transform smiles.

Thankfully it is no longer only for the rich and famous and is becoming increasingly affordable for everyone with more and more options becoming available. However, there are risks involved, and when it comes to your health and well-being you should always look to trained professionals.

In this guide we will look at some common questions you may have, as-well as when you might get teeth whitening and what you can expect before and after treatment.

Or if you know teeth whitening is right for you; then click here to book your treatment..

(As always if you have any questions please get in touch with one of our team, we’re always happy to talk you through any concerns you might have).

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Am I suitable to have my teeth whitened?

There are a few factors to consider: your teeth’s structural robustness and your dental history. We will examine the enamel on your teeth to determine it’s thickness and suitability for whitening (receding gums and sensitivity also play a part). Then we will then look for the root cause, and any other underlying issues by analysing your dental history. This will help your teeth stay whiter for longer.

What colour will my teeth be?

Depending on the level of discolouration and the thickness of the enamel the possible levels of whitening will vary. It is very rare that discolouration is uniform across all teeth, even if it looks that way in the mirror, and teeth whitening gels must be carefully managed to ensure that they provide an even finish of whiteness. This is where our expertise comes in: we analyise your teeth, measure the exact amount of gel necessary, monitor the whitening process and make sure you end up with teeth as natural looking possible.

P.S. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth and will have no effect on crowns or dentures.

How long will my teeth stay white?

Although no one has that forever lasting pure white smile, we can take steps to help you achieve one that remains brighter and whiter for longer. We will diagnose any underlying issues that might cause tooth discolouration and we can advise you on how to top up the whitness of your smile at safe set intervals.

What treatments are available?

We have an extensive range of procedures that suit a variety of lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a one-off treatment for an instant transformation, a more gradual change over time or you would like a combination of both then we can help. You can find out list of available procedures here.

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Why get my Teeth Whitened?

Here are a few common reasons why you might be considering teeth whitening treatment, and while we don’t think for one minute that these are the only reasons, we hope that it will give you an idea of how practical this treatment really is.

Staining

In our daily life most foods we eat can cause teeth to stain to such an extent that toothpaste isn’t up to the task. That’s life, but you don’t have to resign yourself to discoloured teeth as professional teeth whitening will bring you teeth back to their more natural colour.

Help to break a habit

Quitting a bad habit  is never easy, whether that is nicotine, sugar or caffinee. But if you have just quit then getting your teeth whitened can be a big help towards not giving up. Not only is it a reward for a job done well, but the transformation to your smile will help make you feel like a new person and you won’t want to stain your teeth again either.

For special occasions

Weddings, work conferences, a performance… there are 101 occasions where you want to be confident and enjoy the moment. If you have noticed and feel self-confident about your teeth this can cause you to hide your smile, and you won’t feel as relaxed as when you can smile freely. This is when teeth whitening can really help.

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Is teeth whitening right for me?

If you are looking for an affordable, practical and convienent treatment to help your teeth look and feel healthier then this is an excellent choice.

However our advice is always to get in touch with one of our team, who will be able to answer any questions you may have and book you in for an in-depth chat with one of our trained dental practicioners.