Tooth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It is safe and effective when provided by a dentist.
Why would I need my teeth whitened?
Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older. Your teeth can also be stained on the surface through food and drinks, such as tea, coffee or red wine. Smoking can also stain teeth.
What does tooth whitening involve?
We will take a simple impression of your teeth which will be used to fabricate trays for your home kit which will be delivered 2 weeks after your appointment. These will be used with a home whitening kit consisting of 10 tubes of whitening gel. The gel is applied to the custom made trays that you wear when you want to; at night or any time during the day. To maximise results we can also provide you with further whitening material at a lower additional cost. Our team of expert practitioners will recommend the exact product to suit your teeth and lifestyle.
How long does it take?
Most courses of tooth whitening involve 10 to 14 sessions, all carried out at home. Sometimes results may take longer to achieve but your dentist will guide you through the whole process from start to finish until you achieve your perfect white smile.
How long will my teeth stay whiter?
Your dentist will provide you with a maintenance plan, once your treatment is completed. This usually involves one session of home bleaching every three months in order to keep your teeth at that whiter shade.
What are the side effects?
Tooth whitening is a safe procedure when provided by a dentist. We use only approved and regulated materials that have been designed for the dental profession. Some people might find that their teeth become sensitive to cold, during or after the treatment. This can be managed by your dentist and these symptoms are usually temporary and disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
Why choose us?
- We have been delivering high quality cosmetic dentistry for over 14 years
- All resident dentists within SDG offer cosmetic dentistry alongside general dentistry
- We use sophisticated, market leading products only – Philips Zoom and SDI Pola
- Competitively priced
- Weekend and evening appointments available at West Hove
- Large modern practice with friendly experienced staff
- Ample free parking at West Hove and Crawley