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    Teeth Whitening

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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.

Teeth whitening at Elmsleigh House is a gentle and effective way to remove stains that accumulate over time to give you a natural-looking, brighter smile.

whitening treatment

Whitening usually takes three short visits to Elmsleigh House, and the whitening treatment is performed at home:

  1. At your first appointment, fast-setting dental material is used to take impressions of your teeth. These are sent to the laboratory to make custom-made, high-quality mouth trays that fit you precisely.

  2. The second appointment is to collect your mouth trays and be shown how to apply the whitening product to the trays and fit them in place. You need to apply the whitening gel to your mouth trays and wear them for around two to four hours each day at home, or overnight if you prefer, until you have achieved your lighter, brighter shade; this usually takes two to three weeks.

  3. The third check-up appointment is to review your result, determine if you need any further treatment and take a final photograph.

The whitening product we use is carbamide peroxide, which penetrates the enamel of your teeth and oxidises the pigment bonds in the dentine, brightening your teeth without damaging them. 

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 our whitening product to ‘top up’ the treatment for a few days to restore your brighter smile.

 

Some frequently asked questions

Is whitening suitable for everyone?

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.

Are there any side effects of whitening?

The whitening product may occasionally cause teeth sensitivity during treatment. If this occurs it is transient and will not cause you to have sensitive teeth afterwards. Your 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.

How can I look after my teeth to ensure they stay white?

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.

How long will the effects of whitening last?

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.

How much does whitening cost?

Our whitening treatment costs £495 to brighten your teeth, which includes all appointments with your 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.

To book your initial whitening appointment or to find out more about our dental treatments at Elmsleigh House, contact the Welcome Team on 01252 713797 or request a callback online. 

Click in the boxes below to see some of our teeth whitening case studies.


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