Our frequently asked questions on Tooth Whitening
Almost anyone. Having a whiter, brighter, younger-looking smile can boost your self-confidence. Please note that porcelain crowns, veneers and fillings are not responsive to the whitening process. At our Studios, your dentist will carry out a preliminary oral examination of your teeth to determine suitability and show you what results you can expect to achieve from teeth whitening. Because we use the best predictable whitening techniques, satisfaction is always guaranteed.
There are many causes. The most common include ageing, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, cola, tobacco), trauma, nerve degeneration and old restorations.
Teeth whitening is carried out using customised special trays that fit over your teeth. There are many systems of gels available and we will advise you as to the most appropriate product for you.
A whitening process that lightens discolouration of enamel and dentine, it is also the most popular dental cosmetic treatment.
The treatment uses oxygen releasing whitening gel placed against the surfaces of your teeth. As oxygen enters the enamel and dentine, it whitens the coloured substances. Only the teeth colour is made lighter, while the structure of the teeth remains unchanged.
Yes. extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with oxygen releasing gel under supervision is safe for teeth and gums. It will not affect teeth structure, enamel, fillings or restorations.
Some people may experience temporary teeth sensitivity during the treatment. These symptoms always disappear within 1-2 days of interruption or completion of the treatment.
Your teeth will be noticeably whiter than they were, and the effect can last up to 2-3 years. However, exposure to tobacco, certain foods and drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee will gradually stain teeth again over time. We recommend “top-up whitening” i.e. about one session a month to maintain a whiter colour for longer.
We only use equipment and materials that are voted the best in America. Our mouth tray design is the best available anywhere; this ensures minimal or no sensitivity during treatment. Our treatments give excellent results and are carried out by experienced and qualified dentists.
£145 is for Teeth Whitening of a single arch including consultation; custom designed whitening tray and gels.
The whitening gel used by us is a well-tested product from a top US manufacturer. A lot of clinical trials have shown that our product is safe and effective in whitening your teeth when used by our specially trained dentists. Those bought over the counter are less well-controlled, and without supervision by a cosmetic dentist, their result can be unpredictable.
You can discuss teeth whitening with our cosmetic dentists or staff who will be able to answer your more specific questions. We can show you some before and after pictures of our cases. We also have other information sheets available on whitening treatments and all the latest guidelines.