We’ve seen thousands of patients grow in confidence thanks to a brighter, whiter smile. Our teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective, and come with the professional advice of one of our Dental Care’s trusted dental professionals. And for your convenience, you could have teeth whitening at the practice or with a teeth whitening kit to use at home.
The best way to keep your smile healthy and bright is to look after your teeth and gums. However, it’s not unusual to need a little help. Perhaps you smoke, or your teeth have been stained by tea, coffee or red wine. They may also lose their whiteness with age. Fortunately, our professional teeth bleaching treatments can repair discolouration quickly and safely without damaging the enamel or any other part of your teeth.
Why come to Dentist on the Green
Only dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council, like our dentists, are allowed to whiten teeth. Whichever whitening option we recommend for you, you can be sure it’s safe and effective. Plus, you’ll have a helpful initial consultation where we’ll:
- Check that your teeth and gums are healthy and suitable for whitening
- Discuss the best teeth whitening option for you
- Show you on a chart what shade of white you can expect to achieve and to ensure a natural-looking result
- Give you an idea of how long it will take; depending on your treatment, this could be anything from an hour to several weeks
Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. It can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades.
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent. It can last from a few months to up to 3 years – it varies from person to person.
The whitening effect won’t last as long if you smoke or drink red wine, tea or coffee, which can all stain your teeth.
If you have your teeth whitened you’ll need to make several visits to the dental surgery over a couple of months.
The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouthguard and tell you how to use it with a bleaching gel. Then, using your mouthguard at home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over 2 to 4 weeks. Some whitening gels can be left on for up to 8 hours at a time, which shortens the treatment period to 1 week.
Laser whitening, also known as power whitening, is another type of teeth whitening system that a dentist can provide. A bleaching product is painted onto your teeth and then a light or laser is shone on them to activate the whitening. Laser whitening takes about an hour.