Teeth whitening is a highly effective way of achieving a “Hollywood” smile. All too often despite a regular cleaning regime people find that their teeth become stained and discoloured due to the nature of their lifestyle. Teeth can become discoloured and stained by the food and drink we consume.
We are able to effectively and safely offer teeth whitening treatments to return the natural opalescence of your teeth without removing any of the tooth structure. This is done by applying gels to the teeth whilst protecting the gum area.
Teeth whitening FAQs
Studies of teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed little to no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth’s enamel surface.
Over 10 years clinical use of teeth whitening products containing 10% carbamide peroxide, have not shown any damage to existing fillings. However it is important to bear in mind that existing restorations such as tooth-coloured fillings, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges do not lighten. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need to be replaced in order to match the new tooth shade achieved in the natural teeth, should a bleaching process be carried out.
There’s no evidence to date that the process has a harmful effect on the health of a tooth’s nerve. One study reported that at both a 4 and 7 year follow up, no individual who used a teeth whitening system needed a root canal procedure on any teeth that had been whitened.