Tooth Whitening

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Tooth whitening is a safe, effective way to achieve a lighter, brighter smile. Teeth can become discoloured for several reasons including staining from smoking and dark coloured drinks such as coffee, cola and red wine. Certain medications or damage can also change the inner structure of the tooth, causing discolouration. Ageing can lead to a thinning of the enamel meaning the darker coloured dentine shows through.

What does treatment involve?

First, we will try to establish the cause of any discolouration and recommend the most appropriate whitening treatment based on the condition of your teeth. We’ll then let you know what’s available, how long it will take and how often you’ll have to come in for treatment.

The most suitable tooth whitening procedure will then be used to remove stubborn stains and discolouration using a gentle chemical process.

Is it suitable for everyone?

This smile brightening treatment is suitable for most people (including those with teeth with the root removed) however whitening is not effective on dental restorations such as composite fillings or porcelain crowns. Also results usually depend on how discoloured your teeth are when you start the process.