Why teeth whitening?
If your teeth are stained from general use and ageing, tooth decay, fillings or tartar build-up then they can become discoloured. Teeth whitening can be highly effective at enhancing people’s appearance, hence why it has become so widely used. It is now popular with both men and women of all ages that are looking to achieve a fresh smile through a short, non- invasive procedure.
What is involved?
Your dentist will start by giving your teeth a good clean in order to remove and surface stains or tartar. They will then record the shade of your teeth using either a colour chart or by taking a digital photograph. This allows us to agree with you what shade of whiteness you would like. Then depending on the treatment option you choose the treatment varies.
At Home with a whitening trays
An impression is taken of your teeth and two custom made trays are made to contain the whitening gel. Patients take the trays and gel home and wear the trays for prolonged periods (usually through the night) for several sessions until the bleaching process is complete.