How does teeth whitening work?
Examination & Consultation with a dentist: The dentist will examine your teeth and determine suitability for teeth whitening. He will discuss all teeth whitening options and explain advantages & disadvantages of each.
Fee: £25 plus radiographs at £10 each if required.
If your teeth are not suitable for teeth whitening, the dentist will explain reasons and also recommend alternatives.
One-hour teeth whitening appointment. At this appointment there would be 3 applications of 6% hydrogen peroxide activated by a special light.
Home whitening. This involves wearing the custom-made whitening trays filled with 6% hydrogen peroxide gel for an hour daily for 2 weeks.
FREE Post treatment review appointment.
Is it safe?
Yes, as long as it is done by a registered and qualified dentist. Sensitivity of teeth is possible during and/or after whitening treatment.
How long does tooth whitening last?
Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years.
Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers and crowns?
Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations.
How much does it cost?
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