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What is Tooth Whitening?

What Is Tooth Whitening?
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What is Tooth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. It’s quick, easy and the results really can make a difference to your life. The procedure is sometimes also referred to as tooth bleaching and it is when your dentist applies a low concentration of dental bleach to whiten the overall shade of your teeth.

Can anyone whiten their teeth?

Almost everyone is a good candidate for tooth whitening and there are very few contraindications for it. The one thing to be mindful of is that dental bleach will whiten your teeth but will not whiten fillings, crowns, veneers or dentures. Its normally best to whiten your teeth first and then replace any fillings/crowns to match with your new white smile.

How white will they go?

On average, you can expect your teeth to get approximately 5 shades whiter. It also depends on how white your teeth are to start with. If your teeth are already white they may only go a few shades whiter, however if your teeth are darker, we expect them to go up to 7 shades whiter.

Bleaching your teeth is also a gradual process which means that you can stop at any time during the procedure. Once you are happy with the colour of your teeth we advise you to stop.

How long will the teeth stay white?

This all depends on what your lifestyle is like. If you have a high consumption of red wine, coffee, tea and/or if you smoke, your teeth will pick up stain a lot quicker. We normally advise that you repeat the bleaching process once every few months to retain your white smile. This is inexpensive and can be done quickly and easily.

Does tooth whitening toothpastes work?

UK law prohibits anyone other than a dentist to perform tooth whitening procedures. Tooth whitening toothpaste can sometimes lighten your tooth by removing external staining on your teeth. This may make the tooth appear slightly lighter but will not have a huge impact on the shade.

How can I go ahead and get my teeth whiter?

Simple call our kind reception team on 020 8629 1433 and they will help you to book a convenient time for us to start the procedure.

 

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