Rejuvenate Your Smile
Having a teeth whitening treatment can make you look healthier and younger and be that boost of confidence you’ve been looking for. You’ll want to flash your smile at every available opportunity!
At Centre for Dentistry, we offer two different systems to best suit your lifestyle. These are:
- At Home Whitening, uses Philips Zoom! so in the comfort of your own home gain a whiter and brighter smile with results in one to two weeks
- In Practice whitening, uses the Enlighten system (application by the dentist)
In Practice whitening costs a little more but it includes several appointments with the dentist an extra hour of surgery time where the dentist applies a higher strength whitening gel. If you ask in one of our practices, they can show you a colour shade sample. Teeth whitening is generally suitable and safe for everyone and will not harm your teeth.
At Home whitening In Practice whitening
Patient at CFD-Sheffield, completed by Dr Chetan Mistry
Find your nearest practice and give their friendly team a call for more information.
Why do my teeth discolour?
Teeth discolour for a number of reasons. Very few people have bright white teeth, and our teeth can get more and more discoloured as we get older.
Teeth can also be stained by food and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine. Smoking can also stain teeth.
‘Calculus’ or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or by tiny cracks in the teeth which can become stained as well.
What does teeth whitening do?
Teeth whitening can be a highly effective, yet simple way, of lightening the colour of teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
The dentist will first need to assess that your teeth are suitable for whitening.
How long does the procedure take and what does it involve?
Professional In-Practice Teeth Whitening takes about 6 weeks and follows a four-stage process that protects and whitens your teeth:
Firstly the dentist makes an impression of your teeth. This is easy to do and means a bespoke tray is made which fits perfectly, ensuring comfort when it’s worn. At the same appointment, you are given a special dental serum to take home and use to prepare the teeth for treatment and stop the risk of any sensitivity.
Once the tray has been crafted, then you are given the first treatment at the practice, kick-starting the whitening process. Over the following two weeks you use the whitening system at home as directed by the dentist. This system carefully and gently brightens the teeth whilst protecting from damage and sensitivity at the same time. After two weeks, you return to the dentist for the final treatment.
Home whitening is quicker and takes 3-4 weeks in total. An impression is taken so that a bespoke tray can be carefully crafted and the serum is supplied as described above. Once the tray is ready, it’s collected from the practice along with the rest of the whitening system and taken home to be used as directed for two weeks.
Do I need to avoid certain food and drinks?
No! Normally during a whitening treatment, patients are advised to avoid anything that would stain a white t-shirt (coffee, red wine, curry and more). However, when whitening with Enlighten you don’t need to follow any specific dietary advice and can continue to enjoy your favourite food and drink during the process.
How much does it cost?
We are offering teeth whitening at a price you simply won’t be able to beat anywhere else, from only £300 (plus an initial check-up at £40) for the Home Kit or from £500 for the Professional Whitening System .
Please ask your dentist if you are interesting in whitening, to check your suitability and confirm prices.
Are my teeth suitable for whitening?
Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any types of ‘false’ teeth such as dentures, crowns and veneers. The dentist will advise you if you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening.
If your dentures are stained or discoloured visit your dental team and ask for them to be cleaned.