Tooth Whitening at Wigston House Dental Practice
- Do you have dark, stained teeth?
- Are you embarrassed to smile, or do you suffer from confidence issues because of dark or stained teeth?
The good news is that we can help.
At Wigston House Dental Practice we can offer a bespoke solution with teeth whitening from one of the world’s most renowned dental whitening companies.
The advantage for you is that you will regain your confidence with the smile you have always dreamed of.
Why do teeth become darker?
The chemicals in certain foods/drinks can coat the teeth and darken their appearance. These foods and drinks include tea, coffee, red wine and fizzy drinks. Certain mouthwashes can also darken the appearance of teeth and cause them to attract stains more easily.
Teeth are protected by a tough outer coating called enamel. With time, this protective layer can wear down and expose the darker core of the tooth. This can also give teeth a darkened appearance.
How does Tooth Whitening work?
At Wigston House, we offer a safe and effective 2 week home whitening system, yielding bespoke results to whiten all of the teeth to your desired shade. Your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and ensure you are a suitable candidate for whitening, before starting the exciting process with you. We usually take clinical photographs to compare your teeth before and after whitening, so you can see the change in your own teeth.
The active ingredient in the whitening gel is carbamide peroxide. When the gel meets the teeth, a chemical reaction occurs on the enamel, causing them to become lighter. What this means for you is a more even and balanced smile, giving you the confidence to smile at your fullest.
Are my teeth suitable for whitening?
Whitening is suitable for most patients! Dental health is a necessity; with a motivated oral care regime and good understanding of how to maintain your teeth, whitening is a solution for many people. Speak to your dentist to see if you qualify.
Some teeth are not suitable for whitening. These include those affected by severe gum disease or dental decay. It’s important to consider that tooth whitening will not lighten the colour of any fillings, veneers, crowns or bridges. If you are unsure, ask your dentist at your next visit to explore your options.
Is there anything I can do at home?
Whitening toothpastes are a fantastic solution to remove the very superficial surface stains from foods/drinks and smoking. These can often yield excellent results. However when stains are deeper, these toothpastes may not work at their full potential.
This is when teeth whitening can be a solution for you.
After completing a course of whitening, you can maintain your new smile with a suitable sensitive toothpaste (NOTE: some toothpastes can prevent whitening from working. Your dentist will advise you on which toothpastes are most suitable for you).
Teeth with surface staining may benefit from a course of Professional Stain Removal. This gentle system removes the surface stains that are holding your teeth back from shining at their brightest. What this means for you is that, when paired with whitening, you can smile again with full confidence.
The High Court confirmed the GDC position that tooth whitening is the practice of dentistry and can only safely and legally be offered by registered dental professionals in the case of
GDC v Jamous  EWHC 1428.