Over the years our teeth can become stained or discoloured by age or certain foods and drinks such as tea, coffee & red wine. Smoking can also cause our teeth to stain.
Tooth whitening should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional by prescription of a dentist.
The active ingredient in the whitening solution is carbamide peroxide. This is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel which causes the colour of the teeth to become lighter.
Tooth whitening will not lighten the colour of any fillings, veneers, crowns or bridges.
Here at Wigston House, we offer home whitening. This will involve a couple of appointments where the dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order to make custom made whitening trays and will instruct you on how to use them along with your whitening gel.
You will be required to carry this treatment out at home for a period of 2-4 weeks.
Tooth whitening isn’t permanent but can last from a couple of months to a few years. This depending on the person and whether they smoke or consume a lot of food or drinks which can cause staining.
The treatment can cause slight discomfort or sensitivity. These symptoms should only last for a few days following treatment and vary from person to person.