Teeth whitening is a dental procedure when teeth are bleached to remove staining caused by lifestyle or hereditary factors leaving you with pearly white teeth to be proud of. It is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments.
Most obviously, teeth whitening gives you whiter teeth, usually several shades lighter than you began with, solving discolouring caused either by lifestyle choices or simple hereditary luck - even with excellent dental hygiene. Factors like smoking, alcohol consumption or drinking tea or coffee can make your teeth lose their whiteness over time.
Your new white teeth can take years off your smile, improve your self-confidence, both in your personal and professional life, especially if it is an area you are particularly self-conscious about.
Any adult should be eligible for teeth whitening but there are some occasions where it cannot be performed. Your dentist will discuss these.
Teeth whitening is a safe, simple, largely pain-free procedure which provides amazing results very quickly. It involves just a few trips to the dentist over a couple of months.
The first option is an ‘at-home’ process which requires some initial dentist appointments.
Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create made to measure bleaching trays, which you will then wear at home and use to apply a special bleaching gel over the course of two to four weeks.
Afterwards, we will help you maintain your gorgeous new white smile with top-up whitening gel that you can use from home.
You may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and food after the procedure especially if you already have sensitive teeth, but if the procedure is performed by a professional dentist, the risks are minimal.
Of course, individual results will vary and if you want to discuss your options with us after your initial treatment, we are on hand to help out.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure but you can enjoy the effects of your procedure for up to three years, although this varies from person to person.
After this time, top-up applications of the whitening gel can restore some of the dullness or discolouration that may have occurred.
At Avondale Dental, teeth whitening costs just £175 for your top teeth, or make a fantastic saving by investing £250 for the procedure on both your top and bottom teeth.
You can have your teeth whitening on the NHS if there is a medical reason that it is necessary. For example, sometimes teeth where a nerve has died can discolour and require whitening.
You might not know it, but in Scotland it’s actually illegal for anyone but a qualified dentist to perform teeth whitening - it cannot be done by beauticians, for example.
Likewise, at-home teeth whitening kits carry their own risks and can be dangerous if not used correctly.
This is why it’s essential that you choose an established, professional and qualified dental practice like Avondale Dental to perform your teeth whitening.
To benefit from our first class service to achieve your perfect smile with teeth whitening, just contact us at Avondale Dental. Phone us on 01355 234 919 or get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.