Teeth can become stained over time due to age or diet (some foods and drinks, such as coffee, red wine and tea – can affect the colour of the teeth). Teeth whitening is an effective and safe way to lighten the colour of your teeth.
This is the safest and most predictable method of teeth whitening. You should be able to see initial results within the first few days and most patients find that 4 weeks of whitening every night is sufficient for a whiter smile that they are happy with, but this varies from patient to patient.
If you have more complex discolouration (such as from certain antibiotics) it may require months rather than weeks to see results.
For whitening, we will create custom acrylic trays for you to use at home and use no more than 16% Carbamide Peroxide (6% Hydrogen Peroxide), which is a safe and effective dose. Some patients may experience slight tooth sensitivity, gum irritation and reddening. These are transient effects and your teeth and gums will go back to normal once the treatment is finished.
We tailor each treatment to the individual patient and during your consultation, we will compare the colour of your teeth against our shade guide. This will enable us to give you a rough guide as to how much whiter your teeth can become. If you need advice or would like to find out more about teeth whitening please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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