Very few people have naturally brilliant white teeth. Our teeth can become more discoloured as we get older and years of drinking tea, coffee and red wine may stain the teeth. Tooth whitening is a safe and simple, yet an effective way of lightening the colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth structure. It is the most commonly used cosmetic procedure.
What does tooth whitening involve?
Your dentist will first make sure that you are suitable for the treatment and discuss different whitening methods to choose the one that would be the best one for you. You will then have impressions taken for individually made trays. These customised trays fit into your mouth precisely and thus improve the effectiveness of the whitening treatment. Your dentist will give you advice on the procedure and how to use the product.
How long will my teeth stay whiter?
The effect of whitening may last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. “Topping Up” is easy – all you need to do is just pop in to get some more whitening gel!
What are the side effects?
Before starting we will always ensure that you are suitable for the treatment. Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. This is only temporary and should disappear within a few days after the treatment. Tooth whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour and only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any types of “false teeth” such as dentures, crowns, veneers or fillings.If you want to find out more about tooth whitening, please do not hesitate to contact us on 08 94099 714, or email firstname.lastname@example.org