Tooth Whitening works on all natural teeth. The degree of whitening will vary and depends on age and the initial tooth colour. Peroxide gels have been used by dentists for many years and are perfectly safe. Note that crowns, veneers and fillings are not affected by this procedure.
‘At Home Method’
Firstly, we will make accurately fitting trays of your upper and lower teeth, using a special thin and light transparent material. Then you place a small amount of Carbamide Peroxide on the inside surface of each tray and wear them overnight.
FAQ’s relating to tooth whitening
- Is Tooth whitening painful, does it hurt at all?
Our tooth whitening gel contains a desensitising agent, however some users have reported sensitive teeth after use. Be assured that this is only temporary and normally subsides soon after use. If it is a problem we suggest that you use a desensitising toothpaste such as ‘Sensodyne’. After a few treatments, you should become more accustomed to the process.
- I have sensitive teeth, can I still whiten my teeth?
DEPENDS. Depends on the extent of your sensitivity and whether its bearable. You can help by using a lower concentration gel and brushing with a sensitive toothpaste. If you find sensitivity unbearable you should cease using any kind of tooth whitening products, and see the Dentist.
- Who can benefit from tooth whitening?
ALMOST EVERYONE. Tooth whitening works best for people who have healthy, un-restored teeth and would like a whiter, brighter smile. Tetracycline discolourations and artificial dental work are usually not greatly responsive to dental bleaching.
- How soon will I see results?
It depends on the nature of the stains. Some people notice a difference after just one treatment whilst others can take a little longer. We generally recommend a course of 2-3 weeks.
- How white will my teeth get?
The longer you use the tooth whitening treatments the whiter your teeth will become. Initial results (first 2 weeks) will be better, followed by more gradual improvement.
- Are the results permanent?
YES & NO. The effects of our tooth whitening treatments are permanent but if you smoke and drink lots of beverages then this will of course re-stain your teeth over time. The results don’t fade, its just your teeth are restained. For smokers etc we recommend regular maintenance.
- Will it bleach my crowns and veneers, false teeth or fillings?
NO. Bleaching and tooth whitening only work on real teeth.
- How long does the gel keep for?
We supply our tooth whitening gels as fresh as they come for the reason your gels should last for 1-2 years if kept refridgerated.