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Teeth Whitening

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The appearance of your teeth leaves a great impression on people and a youthful looking smile can make a great deal of difference to your confidence.

As you get older, your teeth may darken. This is sometimes a result of your enamel thinning and showing more of the darker dentine beneath. Other times it is a result of years of staining from tea, coffee and red wine.

Thankfully, simple and cost effective techniques are available to help whiten your teeth and return them to a bright and natural colour.

Your dentist or hygienist can talk to you about whitening your teeth with bleaching gels. This is a simple, safe and effective procedure that gradually lightens the colour of your teeth.

After examining your teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy, thin plastic trays are made to fit tightly over all of your teeth. You are then provided with specially formulated bleaching gels that are used in your bespoke trays and worn daily for a minimum of 2 hours but preferably overnight.

Depending on how stained or dark your teeth are to begin with, the whitening process can take anything between 3 -6  weeks. In cases of severe staining, it may take longer.

A common worry regarding this treatment is whether the treatment can damage your teeth and whether it is painful.

There is no evidence that using bleaching gels prescribed by your dentist can harm your teeth in any way. During the treatment you may experience sore gums and teeth sensitivity. This can be easily controlled and your dentist or hygienist can help and advise you accordingly.

Please speak to your dentist or hygienist should you wish for more information about teeth whitening. You can book an appointment online with The Dental Clinic Radlett by filling in our online request form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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