Tooth whitening

tooth whitening

Treatment overview

Teeth whitening is becoming a highly sort after cosmetic dental treatment. It is now more easily available than ever before and is becoming more and more affordable and accessible to many.

Very few people possess brilliant white teeth and discolouring can occur with the passing of years. Tea, coffee, red wine and some fruit drinks can stain teeth, along with smoking.

Rejuvenate at North Street offers safe and effective tooth whitening to lift the natural colour. Teeth can be lightened several shades by our bleaching techniques that patients can administer themselves at home.

Teeth whitening 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. Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there’s no dental professional present, and it may put your oral health at risk.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them a lighter shade. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth bright white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades.

How long will the treatment take?

Treatment, which involves us taking an impression of teeth and manufacturing in our laboratory bespoke gel ‘trays’ to fit over them, generally takes up to 28 days and is carried out by the patient after instruction from our clinicians. The trays that hold the bleaching gel are soft, comfortable to wear and look similar to a gum shield. We will prescribe the formula concentration and advise on how long the trays should be worn.

Can any dentist whiten teeth?

Yes, provided they are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). Registered dental therapists and dental hygienists can also carry out teeth whitening on the prescription of a dentist.

What about home kits and beauty salons for teeth whitening?

Only go to a registered dental professional for teeth whitening because whitening by people who aren’t qualified, for example in beauty salons, is illegal.

Are there any potential side effects?

Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive during or after the treatment and others may have discomfort in the gums. These symptoms should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing, but if any continue we’re always here to have a look at what’s going on.

How do I go about getting teeth whitening?

Our dentist will advise you whether whitening is right for you. It may be that teeth whitening isn’t suitable, for example if you have gum disease or crowns.

Is teeth whitening permanent?

No, teeth whitening isn’t permanent. It can last from a few months to up to three years, but this varies from person to person. Generally, the whitening effect won’t last as long if you smoke or drink red wine, tea or coffee, which can all stain your teeth.

How much does professional tooth whitening cost?

Our professional tooth whitening treatment is £199

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