A process by which discoloured teeth are lightened. It uses either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
It is a safe procedure when carried out by professionals. It can however lead to sensitive teeth during the use of the chemicals.
The effectiveness of the whitening procedure is dependent on the amount of staining. Fillings, crowns and bridges will not change in colour with whitening. They may need to be replaced after the whitening to match the new shade of the teeth.
Whitened teeth will always relapse to their original colour. The speed of this return will depend on smoking status, amount of coffee and tea consumed as well as red wine among other things
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
For information on managing your toothache at home click here
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.