There are so many things that keep our teeth from looking their best. Smoking, drinking red wine, eating certain foods and even just time can make our teeth lose their sparkly shine.
Having dull or discoloured teeth can give your confidence a knock. If you want to put the gleam back in your pearly whites, professional teeth whitening at The Dentist is precisely what you need.
If you are tempted to try some DIY techniques, it’s best to come to the experts! Our safe and modern teeth whitening techniques give you the smile of your dreams.
A lot of us want those perfect gleaming white teeth, but there’s not just one way to achieve that. While we believe professional teeth whitening is the best — and safest — way to upgrade your smile, it’s not right for everyone.
If you’re unhappy about tooth staining or discolouration, we could look into giving you a dental scale and polish. Often stains are caused by a build-up of tartar, so our hygienist can brighten up that smile in no time without teeth whitening.
Looking for a more permanent solution? Dental veneers could be the right choice and give you an extra layer of protection. Our dentists will always recommend the best treatment for you.
Our gentle teeth whitening gives you the results you want without the risk that comes with DIY kits. Our procedure ensures your enamel — the protective layer on your teeth — won’t be damaged.
The first thing to do is have a free consultation. There’s no obligation to get the treatment after — it’s an opportunity for a good chat about what teeth whitening is all about. We use a system that has been shown to make teeth many shades lighter.
There are two ways we can whiten your teeth. The dentist will make a mould of your teeth, and this is used to apply the whitening substance evenly across all your teeth.
Or you may want to go the laser whitening route depending on what’s right for you. We can also give you a few things to use at home that will keep your teeth whiter for longer after you’ve had teeth whitening with us.
We make have convenient opening hours because we know what it’s like to not have time for appointments during the working day. The Dentist is open from 9 am to 11 pm Monday to Sunday. You can get in touch with us for a free appointment and discuss what procedure you need.
We’ll chat about whether teeth whitening is right for you or whether you’d be better off with a different treatment. If you have any dental health problems, like gum disease or another oral health issue that needs treating, teeth whitening might not be suitable.
Many products that can be bought online or over-the-counter can pose risks to our health, particularly if you don’t know whether the level of bleach they contain is safe. ‘Likewise, whitening treatments performed in unregistered beauty salons or shops can also be risky – therefore it’s important to remember that only dentists registered with the General Dentist Council can carry out teeth whitening.’
It is also worth bearing in mind that, while teeth whitening is completely safe when conducted properly, it can lead to temporary sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch, as well as temporary gum irritation. With that in mind, it’s important for you to visit your dentist to assess the status of your teeth and gums prior the treatment.
For the vast majority of people, whitening can work really well and the results will be a significant improvement. However, there are some instances where patients aren’t suitable for treatment.
Teeth whitening can lead to temporary sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch.
‘People who have dental restorations such as crowns or bridges; porcelain veneers; cosmetic bonding or tooth coloured fillings will find that the bleaching agents won’t work on all their teeth, in other words those teeth will not respond to whitening, there colour will remain the same as it is.
Contrary to popular believe, your tooth enamel is safe. ‘I get asked this a lot, Dr Dhody. ‘The conclusive answer is no. Dental whitening products only remove surface stains that are in the microscopic pores of your teeth. The bleach does not penetrate deeply within the tooth.
The good news is the effects of whitening does last for a long time. However, this will vary from person to person, ‘The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink things that can stain your teeth.
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It is also important for patients to brush and floss regularly throughout the day, to maintain a good oral hygiene and a whiter shade.
Here at The Dentist, we treat everyone as an individual. We’ll explain everything at a pace that suits you, and make sure we meet your needs.
Give us a call on 01922 624900 or get in touch here and we’ll arrange a chat to discuss the best way to get the results you want.