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Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling? Teeth whitening at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic can be an effective solution to give you a whiter, brighter smile.
Teeth naturally yellow and discolour over time, but smoking and some food and drinks can also cause hard-to-shift stains. Teeth can also be discoloured with speckled enamel, white banding or coloured spots, and can be stained during development by certain medications.
The teeth whitening agent our Farnham dentists use is carbamide peroxide. This is applied as a gel to mouth trays that are custom made to fit around your teeth precisely.
The carbamide peroxide penetrates the enamel of your teeth and oxidises the pigment bonds in the dentine, which brightens your teeth without damaging them.
Teeth whitening usually takes three short visits to Elmsleigh House to tailor the teeth whitening process to suit you:
Stains can reappear on your teeth over time, especially if you smoke or drink tea, coffee or red wine; you simply purchase extra tubes of whitening gel at Elmsleigh House to ‘top up’ the treatment for a few days until your brighter teeth are restored.
Teeth whitening is suitable for most people aged over 18, but not if you have gum disease, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. It is not effective on false teeth, crowns, veneers or fillings (including tooth-coloured fillings), so you may have to consider replacing these with paler ones to match the colour of your brighter teeth.
The gels used in teeth whitening may occasionally cause teeth sensitivity during treatment. If this occurs it is transient and will not cause you to have sensitive teeth afterwards. Your Farnham dentist will advise you on how to manage sensitivity if it occurs, such as adjusting the duration of time or frequency of wearing your mouth trays.
To help your teeth stay as white as possible you should limit any food and drinks that can stain them, such as deeply coloured fruit and sauces, tea, coffee and red wine, desist from smoking, brush your teeth well twice a day and visit your dentist and hygienist regularly.
The whitening effects depend on many factors, such as your age, previous teeth shade and dietary habits. You can maintain your brighter colour by using your gel to ‘top-up’ the treatment as required.
Teeth whitening at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic costs £495 to brighten your teeth, which includes all appointments with your Farnham dentist, your bespoke mouth trays and a supply of whitening gel to achieve your desired shade.
To ‘top-up’ your treatment and restore your lighter shade later on, you simply buy extra tubes of whitening gel at Elmsleigh House for £20 each.
Mrs W was unhappy with the colour of her upper front teeth. Cathleen Perrin at Elmsleigh House performed tooth whitening, and Mrs W is so happy she wished she had done this years ago as she now looks back on past photographs and can see such a difference.
"I'm really pleased with the results and thank Cathleen Perrin for brightening my smile!" Mrs W.