Professional Teeth Whitening
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:13
Over time, teeth gradually yellow in colour. If you drink coffee, tea or red wine, or if you smoke, your teeth will become even more stained and discolored. Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
With today's variety of teeth whitening methods and technologies, your smile can easily be whitened in a number of ways. Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening, the dentist will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums to protect the soft tissue and then apply the whitening product to your teeth using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a gum-shield.
The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide 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.
The total treatment can usually be done within three to four weeks. First, you will need two or three visits to the dentist. Your dentist will need to make a mouth-guard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once your dentist has started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, for 30 minutes to one hour at a time.
If you have any queries or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Devon Dental Centre of Excellence or your referring dentist.
Whitening consultation £50.00
Home whitening £195 (usually £500)