What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening involves using a safe bleach to lighten the shade of your teeth. Depending upon the condition of your teeth, tooth whitening will have a different effect on each individual’s teeth. It is a simple procedure that is very common in the UK.
What is the procedure used for?
Also known as dental bleaching, tooth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure used to give you a natural, whiter smile.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Anyone can benefit from teeth whitening.
What happens during the procedure?
Initial consultation and treatment will take place at our first class facility, located in the heart of Nottingham. We will develop a personalised treatment plan that's bespoke for you.
There are 2 types of tooth whitening – Home and In-surgery. As the names suggest, one is home based and the other here at Zenith. We also offer combination plans that start the treatment off in-Clinic, with a kit to take home to complete the treatment.
Initially, molds will be taken of your teeth. From these custom made whitening trays will be constructed by the dental laboratory and on your next visit we will check the fit of the trays and provide full instructions on how to use the whitening gel, to whiten the tooth’s enamel.
What are the side effects or risks?
Zenith Dental Clinic only uses professional, high-grade products used under the care of our dentist to minimise any risks. Tooth whitening is a very common procedure in the UK. Some individuals do suffer with slight side effects yet they’re only temporary. These can include: sensitive teeth and irritated gums.
What results can I typically expect?
Our dentist will discuss with you any concerns you may have and the results you want to achieve to give you the smile that you want. This discussion will be part of a holistic consultation before we undertake any treatment.
The duration of tooth whitening all depends upon how well you look after your teeth. If you smoke, drink red wine, eat a sugary based diet and don’t brush regularly then tooth whitening won’t last long at all. The more you look after your teeth the longer it should last.
HOW DO I BOOK A CONSULTATION?
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DOES TEETH WHITENING COST?
In-surgery tooth whitening will cost more than home tooth whitening kits. This is because whitening is done in a much shorter time. whereas home whitening takes approximately 2 weeks.
WILL WHITENING TOOTH PASTE HELP WITH TOOTH WHITENING?
Yes and no. Whitening toothpaste off the shop shelf won’t bleach your teeth like cosmetic tooth whitening does. However, it does help to remove stains so it can be combined with making the tooth whitening process last longer.
CAN ROOT CANAL TEETH BE WHITENED?
Yes. Often dead teeth that have had a root filling can go discoloured. Internal whitening involves reopening the canal and applying a tooth whitening gel inside the tooth. This will be done over a period of time through a series of regular appointments.
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