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Whiter Teeth

Whiter teeth are top of the wish-list for many people interested in cosmetic dentistry. Our teeth become stained by certain foods and drinks, including red wine and coffee, by smoking and by some medicines and medicated mouthwashes. Many people also find that as they become older they notice their teeth start to lose much of their natural lustre.

whiter teethAt Benhill Dental Practice we offer teeth whitening treatment to help you get that sparkle back in your smile. Teeth whitening can be carried out here at the dental practice or in the comfort of your own home. It’s a fast and effective way to remove the everyday stains from your teeth and give them a natural, brighter, whiter appearance.

Here’s how the treatment options work:

Home teeth whitening

If you choose home teeth whitening, you will still need to visit the dental practice so that your dentist can assess your suitability for treatment, and can take impressions of your teeth for your custom-made teeth whitening trays to be created.

When these trays are ready, we will see you again to check that they fit snuggly and will show you how to use them. You place a small amount of teeth whitening gel in the trays and wear them overnight for about two weeks.

Power whitening

Power whitening takes place here in our Sutton dental practice. Your lips and gums will be shielded and whitening gel will be applied to your teeth. A special lamp is placed over your teeth to activate the gel, which will gently remove even stubborn stains from your teeth. Power whitening takes just one hour, and will result in teeth that are several shades whiter.

Whichever option you choose, it’s important to remember that teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dentist or dental hygienist. The products used in dental practices, unlike those available online or on the high street, are tried, tested and safe. Teeth whitening should also only be carried out on healthy teeth, as patients with cavities or enamel erosion are more likely to experience sensitivity.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the UK. It’s a fast and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile and, when carried out by a dentist or dental hygienist, is safe and predictable.

teeth whiteningAt Benhill Dental Practice in Sutton, our fully-qualified hygienist, Debbie, provides teeth whitening treatment using the popular Zoom whitening system. There are two options for teeth whitening at our practice: power whitening in the dentist’s chair, and home whitening.

The key thing to remember if you are shopping around for teeth whitening treatments is that they must, by law, only be carried out by a dentist or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. While there are a plethora of “teeth whitening” products available on the high street, from beauty salons and from the internet, these have often not been tested to the rigorous standards required of whitening products used by dentists.

This may simply mean that the products do not work, meaning you have wasted your money. This is a best-case scenario, however, as some of these products are actually dangerous and can damage your teeth and gums.

Teeth whitening products delivered by fully-qualified dental professionals are extensively tested and are safe. They use special bleaching agents to gently remove everyday stains caused by foods, drinks and habits such as smoking. The result will be teeth that are brighter and whiter.

Home teeth whitening involves using custom-made whitening trays made of light plastic. You place a little gel in these trays and wear them overnight for about two weeks.

Power whitening involves an appointment with hygienist Debbie here at our Sutton practice. She will carefully shield your gums and lips before applying whitening gel to your teeth. A special lamp is shone on your teeth to activate the gel while you sit back and relax. You could have brighter, whiter teeth in just one hour.