Teeth whitening treatments have become extremely popular in recent years and are now amongst the most asked for cosmetic dental treatments. Teeth whitening treatments can transform the appearance of the teeth in a matter of hours and give you a glossy, healthy looking smile.
Over the course of time, the natural whiteness of the teeth can fade and our day to day lifestyle habits and diet can have an impact on the colour of the teeth. Many of us drink tea, red wine and coffee on a daily basis and this can gradually stain the teeth; smoking can also have a significant impact on the colour of the teeth. Whitening
treatments can help to restore the natural whiteness of the teeth, boosting your confidence and giving you a smile to be proud of.
At Guildford Dental Practice, we recognise the importance of a great looking smile and we are delighted to be able to offer our clients a comprehensive affordable range of whitening treatments.
Most people have heard about whitening treatments but choosing a treatment may be extremely confusing as there are so many different products, treatments and procedures on the market, all claiming to produce incredible results. If you don’t know much about whitening treatments the list above may be a little daunting and confusing and you may be struggling to work out which treatment will suit you best. Our friendly team at Guildford Dental Practice will be more than happy to discuss the different treatments with you and explain which treatment would be best for you. We have carefully selected the best range of treatments and are proud to offer these whitening methods to our patients.
If you want to know more about whitening treatment, contact our dental practice today to arrange a free consultation. To help you find out which affordable whitening treatment would be best for you.
Home Whitening Procedure
Watch the following step-by-step demonstration to learn how to use PHILIPS ZOOM home whitening!
In line with the new EU regulations 01/11/2012 all our whitening products contain no more than 6% hydrogen peroxide or equivalent.
Q What causes tooth discolouration?
There are many causes of tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption of highly coloured foods such as berries. Drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine. Antibiotics at a young age, ageing, smoking and trauma can also result in discolorations.
Q Is it safe?
Yes, teeth whitening under supervision of a dentist has been proven safe in clinical studies over a period of many years. In line with the new EU regulations 01/11/12 all our whitening products contain no more than 6% hydrogen peroxide or equivalent. To guarantee safe tooth whitening, it must be carried out by a registered dental professional.
Q How long does it last for?
Indefinitely. Just simply touch up your teeth a few times per year for one or two days or nights. Without touch up, your teeth will start to re stain by the same things that caused them to discolor in the first place.
In Surgery Whitening is done by the dentist in the surgery and the whitening procedure takes around 45 minutes to an hour . The whitening material is placed on your teeth and a light may be used to activate the material. This procedure is safe and the results are immediate.
Q How white will my teeth get?
Teeth whitening can brighten your teeth dramatically, but not every ones teeth will respond in the same way. Results may vary due to factors such as density, porosity and lifestyle habits.
This will depend on your teeth – every-one’s teeth are different. If your teeth are heavily stained from coffee or smoking, you will probably see a big change. If your teeth are not heavily stained, the change will not be as great.
The active ingredient hydrogen peroxide is broken down, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin, causing the stains to be lightened.
Q Do all teeth whiten evenly?
There is an overall whitening of all teeth. The biting edges of the teeth are more likely to whiten faster than the areas adjacent to the gum. It should also be noted that in some patients, whitening can result in a frosty, chalky appearance of the teeth, but this usually reverts to a more natural translucent appearance after several hours to several weeks (very rare).
For the majority of patients there are none. However, some will experience temporary sensitivity (dull or sharp) on the teeth and/or gums. This will subside after several hours of stopping the treatment. The wear times can be shortened or made less frequent or topical desensitizing toothpaste or gel can be used. Abstain from carbonated drinks, citrus foods and beverages to avoid sensitivity for a few hours after treatment.
No, only your natural teeth will.
Q Is it safe to whiten my teeth if I am pregnant or lactating?
No studies have been done on these people so we advise they do not undergo bleaching.