Teeth Whitening

Vital Teeth Bleaching

Everyone desires a beautiful smile and teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.

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As you age your teeth darken and stain and smoking or drinking red wine, tea and coffee can all stain your teeth.  Teeth whitening is a quick, effective and safe procedure that can restore your natural shine and brighten your smile to make you feel rejuvenated and more confident.

At Clayhall Dental Care we use a home whitening kit which enables you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. It is easy and convenient to use.

The procedure involves taking an impression at your first appointment and custom-made trays are made.  The trays fit into your mouth like a very thin gum shield.  On your second visit to the dentist, the trays are fitted and you will be given the whitening gel and instructions on how to apply the product.  You will be advised to wear your trays, usually through the night for a period of about one to two weeks.  It is also strongly recommended that you have a hygiene appointment before starting the bleaching.  The whitening process differs from person to person, but usually a noticeable difference can be seen after about 14 days.  Your progress is assessed by comparing the original shade of your teeth to a shade guide scale.  Typically we would expect an improvement of between eight to ten shades lighter after a course of treatment.

 

How long will the teeth whitening last?

This of course depends on your diet and whether you are a smoker or not.  Teeth will slowly discolour at a rate of 1 shade for every 1-2 years.  As long as you take care of your custom-made trays, fresh bleaching solution can be bought and the whitening process can be topped up every six months or once yearly at minimal cost.

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