Tooth whitening is a simple and straight forward aesthetic treatment and will give you a brighter whiter smile ready for the festive season. The team at Dental Rooms, Wimbledon Village have you all you need to know

What’s difference between stain removal and teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening (also known as bleaching) is when hydrogen peroxide is used change the colour of the teeth and reverse years of yellowing and aging. Food, drink and smoking creates pigments which adhere to the tooth surface.  Stain removal is usually done when you have a hygiene visit using ultra-sonic jets and polishing pastes. 

What causes teeth yellowing?

The natural whiteness of our teeth can fade over time and our day-to-day lifestyle habits (smoking and diet) can have an impact on the colour of our teeth. Whitening treatments help restore the natural whiteness of teeth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Whitening gels contain an active whitening ingredient that penetrates the enamel to get to the discoloured molecules. These agents react with the discoloured molecules in your teeth, breaking them down. As a result, you are left with a brighter and whiter smile.

Can you explain the different types of professional teeth whitening available?

There are two main types of professional tooth whitening: take- away prescribed whitening or in-house whitening. The take home gels are very easy to use. We will make you customised trays which are carefully filled with whitening gel and worn overnight for 2-3 weeks. For in-office treatment, the dentist uses a stronger gel and an LED light. This is a 60-minute procedure for instantly whiter teeth.

What can you expect in a whitening appointment?

We always check that you are dentally fit before the whitening treatment.

Is it necessary to take moulds of the teeth?

At the Dental Rooms we have a digital scanner to scan the teeth with a small camera. The scan is then used to make comfortable, bespoke bleaching trays thus making the whole process a lot more pleasant than taking moulds.

Is it uncomfortable?

During whitening the teeth may become sensitive but this is usually short term.

Can I gift tooth whitening for Christmas?

At the Dental Rooms you can buy a Tooth Whitening Gift card- an ideal and original gift for a friend and loved one! If it’s for yourself then it’s not too late to treat yourself to a brighter whiter smile for the festive season.

For more information visit www.dentalrooms.co.uk    020 8946 2426

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