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Teeth Whitening

We offer a number of different tooth whitening procedures;
i) Often a single root filled tooth becomes discoloured; a bleaching agent is sealed into the root canal entrance and approximately six weeks later the tooth will have lightened and a new filling placed at the back of the tooth. This works really well where one tooth is deeply discoloured.
ii) Where teeth have really deep discolourations or some teeth are more discoloured than others, then a home whitening service gives more control. Special gumshields are made to hold the whitening gel and the gumshields are worn for approximately one hour each day for about a week. This allows lighter teeth to be missed out whilst concentrating on darker teeth to bring them up first. This treatment is available for £360.

In order to deterime which technique is best for you we recommend an initial discussion  (£20 refundable against treatment costs)
Q: How long do the results last? 

A: By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with  professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.

 

Q: Are there any side effects? 

A: Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate. You can also ask your dentist to supply you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste for use prior to treatment.

Q: What causes tooth discoloration? 

A: There are many causes. The most common include ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Q: Do many people whiten their teeth? 

A: More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone.

Q: Who may benefit from tooth whitening? 

A: Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.

 

Q: Is whitening safe? 

A: Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.


Contact us to find out more...

2 Denmark Street Gateshead NE8 1NQ
Tel: +191 477 2438
Fax: +191 478 2126
Email: dental@denmarkstreetpractice.co.uk
Web: www.denmarkstreetpractice.co.uk

The Denmark Street Practice Ltd are proud to be members of
Association on dental implantology British Society of Periodontology Denplan North East Private Dentists British Endodontic Society