With ageing, changes to the mineral structure of our teeth can cause them to darken and look yellow. Coffee, tea, smoking, wine – life’s pleasures for many, can over time stain your teeth. Like hair and skin, teeth vary in colour; some are yellower or darker than others, even when they are quite healthy. However, yellow or stained teeth can look ‘unclean’, for many people can cause self consciousness and become embarrassing.
Which type of whitening is best for me?
We will evaluate your teeth so we can discuss which in-surgery or home-based teeth whitening treatments available are best to remedy the discolouration.
What should I expect with Tooth Whitening?
Tooth whitening uses a bleaching process to remove stains and undo the discolouration of the teeth, giving them a whiter appearance. At Sorriso Dentistry, we offer a range of treatments to suit you- all designed to create predictable and long lasting whitening and leave you looking younger with whiter, brighter teeth.
Our treatment programmes are designed to achieve results with minimal pain or sensitivity, and we are always on hand should you have any concerns during your treatment. Our results show that the treatment is safe, effective and can be long lasting provided you maintain your beautiful smile with our comprehensive hygiene programmes.
Commonly asked questions about whitening
Is it safe?
If carried out by a trained dental professional, whitening is perfectly safe.
Whitening won’t remove the surface of your teeth or change their shape. It’s often a better option than alternatives, such as veneers, because it doesn’t involve permanently altering the tooth’s structure and is easy to look after.
How does it work?
A carefully-controlled concentration of bleach is applied to your teeth: With in surgery laser whitening, a bit like a facial, the laser application helps unlock pores in your teeth so that stains are gently removed, leaving teeth whiter. With home whitening, we fabricate custom-made trays that fit in your mouth. We show you how to load these trays with the bleach and provide you with a tailored regime to achieve the desired result- just as effective and more gentle.
Which option should you choose?
At Sorriso Dentistry we are trained to know what whitening products will be safe for your teeth and gums.
We will discuss with you the level of whitening you want and give you an idea of how many treatments you may need to achieve the shade you’re after.
Who can whiten teeth?
It is illegal for anyone other than dentists or their team to carry out teeth whitening.
Anyone else offering teeth whitening (e.g. beauticians, hairdressers, and salon staff) won’t have the right training and knowledge, could permanently damage your teeth and gums, and can’t help you if something goes wrong.
In addition, products provided by non-dentists often do not have enough safety data and evidence to support their use; this can result in burned gums and/or blistered lips or even more serious consequences. Using products that are not appropriate for you will produce poor results.
What to expect
You may experience some sensitivity for a short time during your treatment but this is normal and will soon fade away after completion.
If you have any concerns after your treatment, always contact us.