Teeth Whitening

Fryern Dental Practice in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, offers a range of cosmetic dental services, including teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can effectively brighten your teeth, giving you a more confident and attractive smile.

Over the years, teeth can become darker or discoloured for a number of reasons, including drinking tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can also stain your teeth.

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it can lighten the existing shade.

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The way teeth whitening works is by applying a gentle bleaching agent to your teeth.

Your dental team will need to make a mouth guard so we take impressions of your teeth, send this to our laboratory who will create tailored upper and lower mouth guards which we will then fit and instruct usage at the next appointment, you will then continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over one to four weeks.

If you’re interested in achieving a brighter, more confident smile, contact Fryern Dental Practice to schedule a consultation for teeth whitening.

Frequently Asked Questions

Teeth whitening uses a bleaching agent, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to penetrate the enamel and break down stains. The oxygen molecules in the bleaching agent react with the discoloured molecules, causing them to break apart and make the teeth appear lighter.

Teeth whitening is generally safe when done correctly by a dental professional. However, some people may experience temporary sensitivity or gum irritation. It’s important to follow the instructions of your dentist or the manufacturer of any at-home whitening products to minimize the risk of adverse effects.

The duration of teeth whitening varies depending on factors such as the individual’s oral hygiene habits and diet. Generally, teeth whitening can last from a few months to a couple of years. However, this can be extended with good oral hygiene practices and avoidance of staining foods and drinks.

Teeth whitening can cause temporary sensitivity or irritation to the gums, but when done correctly, it should not damage the teeth. However, overuse of teeth whitening products or use of non-recommended methods can potentially damage the enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity and weakened teeth.

Yes, there are many at-home teeth whitening options available, including whitening toothpaste, strips, trays, and gels. However, it’s important to consult with a dental professional to ensure the safety and effectiveness of these methods.

The cost of teeth whitening can vary depending on the method used and the provider. Professional teeth whitening performed by a dentist can cost around £200-£600. At-home whitening products can cost anywhere from £10 to £150, depending on the product and brand.