I you have discoloured teeth and you are not satisfied with the appearance of your own smile you may not realise it, but it is the second thing that people look at when they first meet you (after your eyes). It is no wonder that we place so much importance on an attractive smile.
At Notley Dental Care we offer Home Teeth Whitening to patients in the Godalming, Guildford and surrounding Surrey areas.
If you want to find out which technique is suitable for you we offer Free Teeth Whitening consultations. Please contact us on 01483 417102 to book your Free Consultation.
What is Tooth Whitening?
Tooth Whitening can give you a brighter, whiter smile. With time your teeth naturally darken and become more yellow. Drinking tea, coffee, red wine and smoking also stain the teeth. These stains build up inside the teeth, so no matter how many times you brush your teeth, or see a dental hygienist, the teeth will continue to darken with time.
With Tooth Whitening you can reverse this, making your smile brighter, whiter and more youthful.
What is Home Teeth Whitening?
Two appointments are necessary before your Home Whitening can begin. The first (which can be combined with your Free consultation) is when we take the impressions for your custom made whitening trays. By having them custom made and not using a pre-made tray we can ensure that your trays are an excellent fit and therefore the whitening gel reaches its full potential when in your mouth.
At the second appointment we fit your whitening trays for you, showing you how to insert and remove them easily and demonstrating how to use the whitening gel safely, effectively and in the correct quantity. We recommend that you wear your trays with the whitening gel for a minimum of 4 hours per day over a period of 2 to 4 weeks depending on the desired result. For optimum performance the tooth whitening can be carried out overnight while you sleep as your whitening trays are perfectly safe to sleep in.Book Free Consultation
Will I need maintenance?
To maintain your bright white smile we recommend that you top it up. Maintenance requirements will vary from a couple of days a month to a couple of days every six months. For this you will need to use the custom made whitening trays we have provided you at home. We are confident you will be delighted with your smile.
Is Teeth Whitening safe?
The tooth whitening process has been tested and used clinically for many years (both in the UK and USA), and has proved to be safe and effective when whitening teeth. The majority of dentists agree that this procedure is one of the most conservative ways to alter your smile. Some short-term sensitivity of the teeth to cold following the procedure is common, although with most modern systems this normally resolves within a few days, or can be easily reversed by us if required.
Is Teeth Whitening painful?
At Notley Dental Care you will receive an initial free consultation prior to the whitening, to determine the level of sensitivity and staining of your natural teeth and whether the treatment is suitable for each individual case.
Whitening carried out by our dental team includes additional benefits such as sensitivity prevention and fluoride advice. Some patients can experience temporary reversible sensitivity during the whitening procedures.