Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. However, tooth whitening will not alter the shade of existing restorations.
Tooth whitening can be achieved by either;
-‘In surgery’ whitening which is carried out by your dentist in the dental office. Or,
-‘Out of Office’ whitening. This involves applying tooth whitening gel at home via specially made trays.
Occasionally people find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. Others may have discomfort in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
Our friendly dental team will discuss the various options available for teeth whitening, from abrasive cleaning techniques through to custom plates. We perform all of these services in our dental practice and can talk you through post care practices to help you maintain a clean, bright smile.