Tooth Whitening

Would you like whiter teeth?

We are committed to offering our patients the latest and most effective treatments. You may have heard of tooth whitening or seen celebrities that have undergone it, but wondered what exactly is tooth whitening, what is involved and is it suitable for me?

Tooth colour is a very individual thing: it can darken as we get older and is affected by food and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Whitening can be a really effective way to lighten your teeth by a number of shades.There are various different treatments available and the active ingredient is usually carbamide peroxide. It lifts off stains from within the enamel and only works on natural teeth; for advice about stained or discoloured dentures, crowns and veneers, ask us at the practice.We can offer both in-surgery and at home whitening. In-surgery whitening takes place at Briarmeads dental practice and consists of a gel being applied to your teeth while you sit back and relax. The whole treatment normally takes less than an hour and a half!

At-home whitening involves the making of whitening trays and you fill these with whitening gel and wear overnight for a two week period.

How long the effect of treatment lasts varies: it won't last as long if you smoke or your teeth come into contact with staining foods and drinks. Some people may experience side effects which are usually temporary. They can include sensitivity to extreme temperature; white patches on the gums and gum discomfort. Speak to us if symptoms last longer than a few days.

Why not arrange a consultation with us by calling 0116 271 0500 or via our Contact page?

To see real patients and the work they have had carried out at Briarmeads, please take a look at our Gallery.