Teeth Whitening Wandsworth
Professional teeth whitening is a simple, safe, and comfortable way to improve your smile. A dentist will first evaluate your general suitability for tooth whitening before taking a digital scan of your mouth, which will be used to create a custom-fit mouth guard to use with the recommended whitening product.
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Teeth Whitening Wandsworth
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At Direct Dental, our dentist will recommend a custom-made whitening gel to use in your mouth guard over a set period of time. You can use this whitening gel method at home to keep your teeth whiter for longer.
The teeth whitening gel will break down the staining on teeth caused by things such as black coffee, red wine and spices such as turmeric, something that toothpaste alone can not do. Using teeth whitening trays is not a permanent solution; you must continue to use them as instructed at your appointment, and you may need to complete a few weeks throughout the year to maintain a whiter smile and good overall oral health.
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Combining our home tooth whitening with an in-surgery Power Whitening Treatment is an alternative for those seeking an option that will result in a quicker result.
Our in-practice whitening lasts for approximately sixty minutes, and we recommend that patients then undertake a full course of home whitening to achieve a higher quality result. Our dentists will explain in detail the benefits of combining the treatments as a great way to get a whiter smile faster than Home Whitening alone.
- You should try and avoid foods and drinks that leave stains during treatment, such as coffee, turmeric and red wine.
- You must apply the gel consistently in your whitening trays during treatment.
- Place an order for additional gel before you run out to keep your beautiful smile white.
You can only be sure that whitening treatments are safe by using a fully accredited dental practice, such as Direct Dental Wandsworth. Whitening your teeth professionally requires using a gel that will break down the darker pigment molecules in your teeth, making them whiter. However, methods and therapies not provided by professionals can be hazardous.
Receiving treatment from a person other than a registered dentist, such as a beautician, can be dangerous and detrimental to your oral health and your dietary habits.
It can take a number of months or even years for your teeth to return to the colour they were before teeth whitening. This will very much depend upon your dental habits, your general health. In most cases, regular use of a whitening gel will help to keep your teeth whiter, as a patient of Direct Dental if you have any concerns, our friendly team of staff are on hand to assist you.
Right after your consultation, hygienist appointment, your in-house teeth whitening, or at-home whitening procedure, the natural process of staining your teeth begins; therefore, your dietary habits, lifestyle and mineral composition are all factors that determine how long the results will remain.
At Direct Dental, we provide an advanced home whitening kit that, if used in accordance with the instructions from your dentist, can keep your teeth white for an extended period of time. As long as the trays are not misplaced, are kept clean and continue to fit correctly, the only thing you will need to do is purchase additional whitening gel.
Teeth whitening may, for a short time, cause your teeth to be slightly more sensitive. This is perfectly normal and should go away after treatment has been completed; if you are unsure or have questions about a tooth whitening procedure, please speak to a dentist.
Most whitening gels now have desensitising agents in them. To treat sensitivity, patients can also use desensitising kinds of toothpaste before, during, and after treatment to keep your mouth healthy.
During the teeth whitening process, some patients may additionally suffer soreness in the tissue surrounding their gums. Again, this often only lasts for a brief period of the tooth whitening process.
Yes, our teeth whitening treatment can be performed even on patients with crowns, veneers, and dental implants and as a part of a restorative dentistry treatment plan. However, it is not intended to whiten false teeth, veneers, or crowns themselves, just the natural teeth that surround them.
We do not suggest teeth whitening for people that have recently had oral surgery, including implants. We would suggest that patients delay teeth whitening treatments for several weeks until the mouth has healed and good oral health is fully restored.
We will perform standard whitening procedures on all of your natural teeth. Any white fillings or crowns will be professionally cleaned to eliminate any stains or plaque that may have accumulated over time. It will result in the crowns regaining their natural colour.
Whitening treatments purchased from a retailer should include no more than 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. In the UK, it is against the law to sell any kits with a higher level than this.
With these low levels of peroxide, you won’t get stable results like professional whitening. A dentist’s whitening treatment can contain up to 6% hydrogen peroxide and must be administered by a competent dental practitioner after evaluating if you are a suitable candidate.
Some kits you can buy over the counter are harsh and may wear away the enamel. Your teeth may look whiter at first, but this can lead to tooth surface loss over time.
Before receiving treatment, you will need a consultation with a dentist at Direct Dental Wandsworth to determine whether or not your teeth and general oral health are suitable for the procedure.
Teeth whitening is open to everyone above the age of 18 in the UK; however, specific individuals may not be eligible for the procedure if they suffer from gum disease or other dental health issues such as tooth decay.
If you feel less confident about smiling because of the colour of your teeth, our teeth whitening services could provide the perfect solution. The natural process of ageing, smoking and habitual drinking of beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine will all cause enamel to become discoloured. Contact an expert dentist at Direct Dental about a tooth whitening program to give you a perfect, whiter smile.