Teeth are stained by the foods and drinks we consume. Smoking further stains teeth and the natural bright, white shade becomes darkened. This can result in you being self conscious of your smile.
Teeth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen.
At Lion House Dental Practice we offer a home whitening system which evidence shows has a much better and safe result than in chair whitening.
We use ‘Boutique Whitening’ and it comes in two forms, day/night. The main ingredient used is Hydrogen Peroxide, which helps to whiten the teeth. The main side effect or teeth whitening in the past was severe sensitivity. We have carefully chosen ‘Boutique Whitening’ as it helps to fight sensitivity when undergoing teeth whitening by the use of a key ingredient – Potassium Nitrate.
Am I suitable for teeth whitening?
Unfortunately, not every patient is able to have teeth whitening. We have to carry out a full assessment of your teeth and gums to ensure there is no on-going dental decay or gum disease.
If all is well, we will take some dental impressions (dental moulds) to send to the laboratory to produce custom made teeth whitening trays.
Once the trays return, you will be given clear instructions on how to use and achieve the best results. Do not worry if you forget, it all comes with the whitening system!
How long will the results last?
Nothing lasts forever. But with teeth whitening you can rest assured that you will typically expect the results to last for a couple of years. It is really dependant on your lifestyle. If you are consuming red wine, coffee and cigarettes on a regular basis, the result life span shortens. But this is not a problem, as you will just
need a few ‘top up’ teeth whitening syringes to help restore the freshness of your smile!