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Teeth Whitening

The Effects of Teeth Whitening

As dental technology advances year on year, more sought-after treatments become readily available for the wider population. Over a period of time, teeth can become stained from drinking the likes of tea and red wine, as well as lifestyle habits such as smoking. Fortunately, discolouration no longer has to be a long-term issue, as Etwall Dental Practice can offer professional teeth whitening, helping transform unwanted smile stains into a beautiful white smile both gently and quickly.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

A brighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile is achieved by bleaching your teeth. A fast and effective approach, teeth whitening treatments use hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, in what is a safe procedure carried out by dental professionals.

Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?

The main reason patients opt for teeth whitening is because they are not happy with the appearance of their smile. Many will feel self-conscious about their oral health, something teeth whitening can aid. A less well-known benefit of teeth whitening is that it equates to a lower cost than veneers. Alongside a minimal amount of time required for the treatment, teeth whitening can be the perfect procedure to transform your smile.

What Happens During Teeth Whitening?

The teeth whitening process will span across a number of dentist visits. During an initial consultation, our dentists will take impressions of your teeth. This will be used to make a completely unique mouthguard, which is used in conjunction with teeth whitening gels. Patients will then be instructed to use their mouthguard and gels over a particular period of time, usually between two to four weeks. Some of the teeth whitening gels can be used for up to eight hours at any given time, which allows the overall treatment time to be significantly reduced. These tooth whitening gels will look to remove surface stains from stained teeth, helping lighten the colour across your mouth.

Can Any Dentist Whiten Teeth?

Dentists who offer teeth whitening must be registered by the General Dental Council. Always ensure your dentist is registered before agreeing to treatment. Dental professionals who are also registered as dental therapists and dental hygienists can also carry out teeth whitening on the prescription of a dentist.

What Should I Ask The Dentist Before Going Ahead?

Etwall Dental Practice will encourage patients to ask as many questions as is necessary, no matter how simple. It’s important patients understand the types of teeth whitening treatments that are available. Be sure to know what results you can expect with each of the possible treatments.

What Are The Risks of Teeth Whitening?

Regardless of the treatment you opt for, there is a possibility that your gums will be sensitive to the chemicals used in the teeth whitening procedure, especially if you already have sensitive teeth. Home whitening kits pose an extreme risk for anyone looking to use them, as many of these kits use non-approved whitening products. Any procedure carried out by non-registered dental professionals can have a seriously detrimental impact on your teeth and gums.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

The effects of teeth whitening treatment can vary patient to patient. For some, the results will be seen for as many as three years, whilst others will only experience a whiter smile for a few months.

Will Teeth Whitening Work On False Teeth?

Teeth whitening doesn’t work on crowns, veneers, fillings or dentures.

If you’re struggling with tooth discolouration and a subsequent loss of self-confidence or would just like dental care advice, please don’t hesitate to contact Etwall Dental Practice. To do so, visit our Contact page, call us on 01283 733391 or visit us at the practice. Our team will be more than happy to help you gain perfectly white teeth.

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COVID-19 update

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team