Tooth whitening by a dentist is the safe way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. The only way to lighten the colour of teeth is by using a safe concentration of bleach which can only be prescribed by a dentist. We have been successfully delivering Boutique whitening for many years and are delighted with the results achieved.
What is the process?
When you come in for your tooth whitening appointment, the dentist will check your teeth and gums are healthy. Then impressions will be taken of the top and bottom teeth to make personalized whitening trays with the correct spacing for the bleach to sit in. After 1 week your whitening kit will be ready to collect where the dentist will demonstrate how to apply the whitening solution to the trays and instructions on use.
What about sensitivity?
Some people may experience sensitivity when whitening which is usually mild. This is temporary and if left, would normally disappear after 2 days, however, there are many techniques which can reduce this timing. You will be given sensitive toothpaste to use throughout the initial whitening.
How long will I whiten for?
Typically whitening every day for up to 3 weeks will achieve the lightest shade your teeth are able to achieve. Some peoples’ teeth will whiten quicker and may wish to stop after 2 weeks. You wear the trays for 2 hours a day or overnight for convenience (the bleach is active for 2 hours only, no harm is caused by wearing for longer).
How long will the results last?
On average it would take 4 years for your teeth to return to the previous shade however this would be sped up by tea/coffee/smoking and heavily coloured foods and drinks like curries and red wine. Topping up your whitening with 3 days of use every 4 months is usually enough to maintain your lighter shade as long as you attend for a regular scale and polish as whitening will not penetrate through surface staining.
Tooth Whitening usual price £255 – 2021, Christmas Special Price £195 (last qualifying appointment 16th December). If you would like to find out more about Boutique tooth whitening, please call the practice on 0131 229 3039 and we would be happy to arrange a consultation for you.0