Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without damaging the tooth itself.
What types of teeth whitening do you offer?
There are two main types of teeth whitening – in chair and at home teeth whitening. At Larkfield Dental Practice we are pleased to be able to offer both types of teeth whitening.
How long will it take to whiten my teeth?
The darker your teeth, the longer your teeth will take to get lighter, but your dentist will be able to advise you on the expected time frame.
Will my teeth stay white following treatment?
After teeth whitening, your smile will receive a “boost” in colour.It is important to top up the treatment every year, to keep your teeth looking their best. Proper maintenance is the key to having long-lasting results.
What are the side effects of teeth whitening?
Sensitivity is the most common side effect of teeth whitening. This usually occurs around the necks of the teeth where the gums have receded. If you are experiencing any sensitivity you should stop bleaching your teeth for a few days. It is advisable when whitening your teeth to use sensitive toothpaste to help protect your teeth and reduce any discomfort.
What are the benefits of teeth whitening?
Your smile will appear much brighter following teeth whitening and this can have the added benefit of improving your confidence and self-esteem. When you’re having your teeth whitened by a dental professional, your mouth will be 100% safe. You’ll be monitored every step of the way to ensure no complications arise and that you’re happy with your investment!
Why should I come to the dentist for teeth whitening?
Remember teeth whitening should only be carried out by a registered dental professional. Most of the over counter products will have little or no impact on the whiteness of your teeth and some sets that can be bought over the internet may cause harm to your teeth and gums. For more details please go to the GDC website www.gdc-uk.org
Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without damaging the tooth itself.
There are two main types of tooth whitening.