What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that lightens the colour of your teeth. You may choose teeth whitening if your teeth have been stained from tobacco use, age, food and drinks or medications.
To whiten the teeth, Hydrogen Peroxide (bleach) is applied to the outside of the teeth. This works to counter natural darkening and staining in order to reinvigorate your smile.
Teeth Whitening Procedures at Burgess & Hyder Dental Group
In a professional teeth whitening appointment at Burgess & Hyder Dental Group, our dentists will:
Perform an examination to check the overall health of your teeth and consult your dental records to make the best recommendation for your unique needs and goals.
As whitening treatments can only be applied to healthy teeth and gums, it may be necessary to complete other dental treatments prior to whitening.
Recommend a visit to the dental hygienist before the teeth whitening treatment to give the teeth a thorough clean and to remove any surface stains.
Tooth coloured fillings and replacement teeth (e.g. crowns and implants) will not lighten with these treatments.
Teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold food and drink for a few days after the whitening treatment. This is a temporary effect which can be eased with the use of sensitive toothpaste.
Book a Free Private Consultation
To allow you to make an informed decision and decide whether teeth whitening is right for you, we offer a complimentary consultation. This is designed to provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions and have your concerns alleviated. The dentist will also conduct a suitability assessment and give you a detailed treatment plan, including costs.
Caring For Your Whitened Teeth
The following steps can help to ensure the long-term success of your teeth whitening treatment:
- Reduce intake of highly pigmented food and beverages that cause staining. Examples of these include red wine, coffee, tea and berries. An alternative is to drink through a straw in order to minimise the contact with the teeth.
- Avoid tobacco products.
- Maintain good daily hygiene practices, which includes brushing and flossing teeth twice every day.
- Visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleaning.