What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening lightens and brightens teeth through a safe and controlled bleaching process. It is a cosmetic service offered by dental professionals which involves applying a gel (containing a form of hydrogen peroxide) directly to the surface of the teeth. Teeth whitening can be used for an entire set of teeth or for a single tooth. Whatever your desired results your dental professional can customise the teeth whitening process to fit your requirements.
The teeth whitening process can be done at home over a two-week period. Trays are worn for up to two hours per day or overnight, whichever is more convenient. However, it is important to remember that whitening is an ongoing process, not a permanent solution.
If you maintain your teeth and avoid sources of staining then it is likely to last for longer periods of time, although eventually, you will need to re-whiten. Re-whitening is simple because you can re-use the bleaching trays that were made for your first treatment, as often as you need. Design a whitening schedule with your dental professional that will allow you to efficiently maintain your bright and white teeth!
Why Tooth Whitening can be Beneficial to You?
Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because of the way that it dramatically improves the appearance of teeth. Over time, our teeth can become stained from a variety of lifestyle habits (such as smoking or drinking dark liquids like coffee or red wine); and can also decrease in brightness, due to thinning enamel. No matter the cause, a whitening procedure will have a dramatic difference on your smile!
Teeth whitening brightens and lightens teeth so that you can feel confident about your smile. Whitening is very predictable and able to achieve noticeable results when done professionally.
Am I Eligible for Tooth Whitening?
Unfortunately, not everyone will be eligible for teeth whitening.
Whitening is not recommended for:
- Children under 16.
- People with sensitive teeth and gums because it can increase sensitivity.
- People with dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers because the whitening gel will not be effective in these areas, so the process would result in uneven whitening. (However, if your natural teeth have discoloured and your dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers have not, then tooth whitening can restore the colour balance.)
Before the teeth whitening process, you will have a full dental exam completed to determine whether or not you are dentally fit and suitable for teeth whitening.
How Park Place Dental Can Help
At Park Place Dental we provide teeth whitening services that aim to provide our patients with bright and healthy smiles. We will ensure that you are suitable for teeth whitening and discuss with you in detail your whitening goals before we begin any work.
We then use an effective professional home whitening method, which involves the production of custom made dental bleaching trays (to hold the whitening gel against your teeth). You will receive written and verbal instructions alongside all of the necessary products for teeth whitening which you will then do at home. We will make clear and detailed notes of your original tooth colour so you can see exactly how much your colour has changed.
For more information visit https://www.parkplacedental.co.uk/treatments/cosmetic-dentistry/tooth-whitening/