Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling? Teeth whitening can be a good solution for certain types of tooth staining.
Teeth can be stained by foods, drinks, smoking and certain medications. Teeth whitening is a safe procedure that can lighten the colour of your teeth by using a safe dental bleaching agent. Individual results vary and are based on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.
Here we custom-make a lightweight plastic mouth tray for you that fits snugly over your teeth. You then put a whitening gel inside the tray and wear it at night or for a few hours during the day. Results are normally seen over 2 weeks and your teeth will also appear whiter and brighter.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to enhance your looks. Whether you want to add a sparkle to your smile for your wedding day or perfect your look for business meetings, whitening is simple, affordable and safe. Many people say that they feel years younger after the treatment, having erased the effects of ageing, coffee, red wine and cigarettes.
Enlighten Whitening Works by increasing the tooth permeability to oxygen which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2 week home treatment followed by a 1 hour visit in surgery treatment.
Q. How white will my teeth get?
A. Enlighten whitening can whiten up to 16 shades, results vary but if used correctly all teeth will whiten dramatically.
Q. Will they look too white?
A. No, natural teeth rarely look too white. Sometimes, very white crowns can look wrong because they are made from porcelain.
Q. Will my crowns, veneers, or fillings change colour?
A. No, sometimes you may need to change some of these after whitening.
Q. Is there pain or discomfort?
A. You may get some sensitivity, however you dentist will give you easy to use desensitising swabs to take home, which will work immediately. You, will also receive a tube of Tooth serum toothpaste to brush with, while you wait for your trays, this also helps with sensitivity.
Q. How long does it take?
A. Once you receive your whitening trays. These are thin and comfortable and must be worn in bed for 14 nights, then on the 15th day you need to see us for the second treatment which takes only 40 minutes.
Q. How long does it last?
A. Results can last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance, wearing the trays for 1 night every other month. Continuing to brush with Tooth serum will also prolong results.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Completely, the materials used in Enlgihten Whitening have been used in dentistry for over 100 years.
Q. Can I spread the cost of treatment?
A. Yes, 0% finance is available. Please contact the practice for further information.