Thinking of whitening your teeth to brighten your smile? Here is some information to help you make an informed decision.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades. There are two types of teeth whitening. Home whitening, where you whiten the teeth at home with custom made bleaching tray and gel. In office whitening, where your teeth are whitened in the surgery by the dentist.
Who can perform teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.
Can any dentist whiten teeth?
Yes, all registered dentists can provide tooth whitening. Dentists at Gerrards Cross Dentist have had post graduate training in the field of whitening and many years of experience to ensure you get the best results.
Is teeth whitening permanent?
No, teeth whitening isn’t permanent. The effect can last up to six months to one year. If in the future you need to have your teeth whitened again you do not need to pay the full price again. You can come to the surgery and buy a top of syringe and use your existing trays, hence maintenance of teeth whitening is not expensive.
Will teeth whitening work on false teeth?
No. Teeth whitening won’t work on dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers.
What are the risks of teeth whitening?
There is risk of teeth sensitivity and gum irritation if the whitening is done incorrectly.
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