Teeth Whitening

Studies show that our smile is one of the most noticed and remembered features when we meet someone new. In this era of social media and constant celebrity selfies it’s easy to understand why! Luckily, modern dentistry means that a bright and confident smile is now an accessible and affordable luxury for everyone.

With a range of easy, comfortable and convenient treatments available don’t feel the need to hide your teeth, smile confidently and give them something to remember! Tooth whitening is a quick and safe way to refresh and transform your smile, resulting in a healthy and more youthful appearance. Treatment should be pain-free although you may notice a slight increase in sensitivity of the teeth and gums which should improve once treatment is finished.

Tooth whitening will not harm your teeth or gums and can bring back that lighter, whiter colour to your teeth. We offer a range of options for whitening here at our practice.

We follow recognised tooth-whitening procedures that have been proven to be safe, do not harm the teeth or enamel. One thing to bear in mind is that tooth whitening only lightens natural living teeth. This means that any other dental work in your mouth, such as crowns or fillings, will not change colour after the treatment. 

 

Why Do Our Teeth Discolour?

Over time, our teeth naturally start to discolour, unfortunately this is a part of the ageing process, and it happens to everyone. There are a number of reasons for this, often it is simply down to lifestyle and the effects of consuming dark food and drink items (coffee, tea, red wine and berries) over long periods of time. Activities such as smoking stain the teeth from white to more of a yellow or grey. Darkening of the teeth can also be caused by damage to a tooth or the long-term use of certain medications. No matter how well you look after your teeth it is impossible to stop this colour change, because stains build on the inside, as well as on the outside, of the teeth. Therefore, no amount of brushing or scaling and polishing by the hygienist will stop it.