Teeth whitening doesn’t involve any invasive treatment, injections, or work inside the mouth, making it an easy first step to take if you are looking to improve the look of your smile.
Teeth whitening at home
Home teeth whitening involves the use of clear plastic trays which are used to hold the whitening gel against your teeth. These trays are custom made by an expert dental laboratory to ensure you get the best results.
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Teeth Whitening FAQ
If you are suitable for whitening, your dentist will start by taking an impression, or mould, of your teeth. They may also take a scan of your teeth using our digital intra-oral scanner. Both of these processes are pain free ways of getting your custom-made whitening trays made by an expert dental laboratory.
Once these trays are returned to us, we will then invite you for another appointment to ensure the fit of the trays is satisfactory. We will also provide you with training on how to use the whitening trays and gels and answer any questions you may have. You will generally be asked to wear your whitening trays for a number of hours each day (or night) for a series of consecutive weeks to initially get your teeth to a lighter shade. Once your teeth are a shade in which you are happy with, the colour normally stays quite stable for a long period of time. You may require top-up whitening sessions over time, which your dentist will discuss with you.
Teeth will begin to lighten within a few days of consecutive whitening, with full results being seen after 3-4 weeks.
Most people will not experience sensitivity during the teeth whitening process. A small number of people report a manageable amount of sensitivity, which quickly diminishes as the whitening process continues. Your dentist will advise on any actions you can take if you are experiencing sensitivity.
After whitening your teeth, you should avoid foods that stain your teeth for at least three days. This includes sugary food, dark coloured liquids (such as coffee or red wine), foods with natural or added colourants, and any food that would typically stain a white shirt.