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Tooth Whitening

Why do teeth need whitening?
How are teeth whitened?
Dental Surgery Whitening
Home Whitening
How long will the effects of tooth whitening last?
How should I look after my teeth to make sure that they stay white?
Are there any side affects?

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Why do teeth need whitening?

As you get older, your teeth naturally become darker. If you drink tea, coffee, and red wine or consume other foods and drinks with strong colourings, your teeth may become discoloured sooner. Another major cause of discolouration is smoking, which can make your teeth appear yellow. Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up (a hardened form of plaque, which is formed by a film of bacteria on the surface of your teeth) can also contribute to discolouration.

How are teeth whitened?

Tooth whitening products can help to lighten your teeth. They usually contain either a chemical called hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When these chemicals break down, oxygen gets into the hard outer surface (enamel) of your teeth, which whitens them. The whitening effects can last from a few months up to three years. This varies from person to person.

Whitening won't work on false teeth, crowns, veneers or fillings (including tooth-coloured fillings). If necessary your dentist may be able to replace these to match your whitened colour. Your dentist can give you advice about the different whitening methods and which will be the most effective for you.

If you have tooth decay or gum disease, this will need to be treated before you have any whitening treatments. There are some instances when your dentist may recommend that you don't have your teeth whitened. For example, whitening isn't usually recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for anyone under the age of 18 whose teeth are still developing.

Dental Surgery Whitening

Designed for busy lifestyles. We use the latest, new and improved, Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening System which states: patients do not suffer from any tooth sensitivity and there is no fading of whiteness . Your dentist will place a rubber seal around your teeth to protect and isolate your gums. Then a whitening gel is put onto your teeth and a special, bright light is used to speed up the whitening process. This treatment usually takes about two hours. In just one visit you could leave the dental practice with your teeth up to 8 shades lighter.

Home Whitening With Whitening Trays

Your dentist will make upper and lower mouth trays that fit your teeth exactly and will give you a Whitening Kit, which will contain tubes of whitening gel and instructions on how to put the whitening gel in the mouth trays. You will need to wear the mouth trays for a minimum of 2 hours or a night for a period of two to four weeks to obtain the desired shade.

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How long will the effects of tooth whitening last?

The whitening effects can last from a few months or several years, but this varies from person to person.
Your eating, drinking, smoking and brushing habits can all have an effect on how long the whitening treatment lasts. For example, the effects won’t last as long if you smoke or consume foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. If you smoke, stopping will help to prevent staining and keep your teeth as white as possible.

How should I look after my teeth to make sure that they stay white?

To help your teeth stay as white as possible, you should try to limit the amount of food and drink you consume that could stain them, brush twice a day and visit your dentist regularly.

Are there any side affects?

Occasionally during or after the whitening treatment there might be some tooth sensitivity. You will be given a desensitiser to take home so you can apply it onto your teeth when and wherever necessary.

It is against the law for anyone other than a Registered Dental Professional to carry out any tooth whitening.

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