Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening. We apply the whitening product to your teeth, using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a mouth-guard.
The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide (also used to lighten hair colour) or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter.
Once we have started this treatment you may be given the trays to take home and continue the treatment, or you may choose more appointments with us. This treatment can take around 3 to 4 weeks, depending on how long you keep the trays in your mouth each time, and how much whiter you want your teeth to be.
It is important to remember that only natural teeth will be whitened, and that any crowns, bridges or dentures you have will stay the same shade.
The effects of whitening can last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. We can advise you before you start any treatment.
So, if you are new to the area, have a particular concern, or are in any way anxious – you are very welcome to come on in and talk to us.
Call 01295 709 500 – we are here to help you.Back