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Tooth Whitening

An Introduction to whitening

Over time your smile can lose its brightness, as age and everyday stains discolour your teeth. As we get older, our enamel gradually wears down, highlighting stains and yellowing teeth. Many common food and drinks leave lasting stains on teeth that build up over degrading enamel.

Some of the worst offenders include wine, coffee, tea, fruits and sweets.

Luckily, stains can be removed from teeth by simple air abrasion and polishing. Our expert dentists polish teeth with a hydrogen peroxide gel, lightening the enamel without damaging the tooth.

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Tooth whitening is completely safe when performed by a qualified dentist. Firstly the patient must undergo a full check-up to ensure there are no open cavities or untreated gum disease.

Unresolved issues can cause intense discomfort and further complications. Crowns and fillings will also not change colour.

The dentist will then prescribe the correct concentration of hydrogen peroxide to effectively whiten the patient’s enamel without damaging the teeth.

Some beauticians may provide tooth whitening systems, though it is not legal for them to possess or prescribe hydrogen peroxide gel in the required concentrations.

We always recommend seeing a registered dental professional if you’re considering whitening your teeth.

So How Does it Work?

A thin, transparent tray covers the teeth and holds a whitening gel against the surface of the tooth. Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in the gel, soaks through the enamel to gently remove stains, both lightening and brightening the teeth. Ideally, the treatment is applied overnight across a two to three week period. Contact us for more details.

The Process

Your dentist will take impressions of the upper and lower teeth as required. Our expert technicians then construct your personalised tooth whitening trays. Upon revisiting the surgery, the trays are tested to ensure they fit accurately. You will then be shown how to apply the gel to the trays and how to wear them over the teeth.

Either the upper or lower jaw can be whitened individually, or at the same time.

How Long Does Tooth Whitening Last?

Results depend on numerous factors, primarily how the teeth are kept post whitening. If basic care is taken, your teeth will always be brighter than they were previously. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and the occasional use of a touch-up pen will keep your teeth in tip-top condition. Give us a call and speak with one of our dental experts for more information.

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patient Testimonials

I would like to thank Vicki and Laura for fixing my broken tooth and filling yesterday. They were exceptionally kind in making me feel relaxed under such difficult circumstances. Best wishes,Lyndie

Very comfortable and safe experience my recent visit to you was. Thank you for all your care. E. Fenston

I would like to thank you for your efforts to provide a safe environment for dentistry. I would like to commend them for their courtesy and professionalism in this new situation. I felt very safe and I hope that they did too. S. Kerr

The new reception procedure was straightforward with no hassle and to all intents and purposes almost ‘normal’. Marcus

The staff were very friendly and helpful, explaining everything clearly. I felt like the treatment was completely tailored to me and they knew what would be suitable for my skin type more than I did. G. Chaloner

I undertook Invisalign treatment with Dr Holden. It was the best thing I have ever done, Pain free, straight forward and most importantly invisible. Vicki

My time in the dental chair was totally painless, Nick and his lovely nurse Kasia made me feel at ease (so much so I managed to doze off for a short time) Mr Preston

I just wanted to say that the implant has been really good – actually bliss – the bridge was my bête noir. I couldn’t been more grateful for the care and outcome of your treatment. Anonymous

Thank you to the Briars for giving me the perfect smile for my wedding! I highly recommend the practice! Mrs Hawkins

A short note to send my sincere thanks to Nick French for helping me overcome my 30 plus year fear of dentistry! Karen

I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a grand job with my fillings yesterday! Julia

Thank you for fitting the Somnowell Snore Guard and how professional the services was right form the first assessment... Karl

Thank you for doing a super job on my filling – looks so much better :) Kate

Thank you for being kind and dealing with my terror and silly behaviour of not having been to a dentist in so long. Margaret

Thanks for my lovely new tooth, now I can feel my mouth again, it feels great!

Just a brief note to say how much I appreciate the fact that you fitted me into your busy schedule yesterday... David

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with all the the work you have done with my teeth and mouth generally. David

Keep up the good work and hope we meet again sometime. Pearl

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