Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening
What is teeth whitening?
The colour of your teeth can be affected by many factors including the aging process, staining from food and drink, trauma, illness, disease and medication.
Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is the only safe, legal, and effective method of achieving a whiter, brighter smile.
What is Boutique Whitening?
Designed by dentists, the multi-award winning Boutique Whitening offers teeth whitening solutions to suit your lifestyle.
Here at Benhill Dental Practice we use Boutique Whitening, which is a premium quality, professional teeth whitening system that we trust, that we use ourselves, and that we find gives consistently amazing results. It's definitely our favourite whitening brand!
How does teeth whitening work?
Your dentist will first carry out a full dental examination to assess the overall health of your mouth. Provided everything looks good your dentist will then explain your teeth whitening options.
With Boutique, you can whiten your teeth during the day, or overnight as you sleep, depending on what suits your lifestyle.
Your dentist will take some photographs to check the existing shade of your teeth. Then an impression or digital scan will be taken and sent to the Boutique Whitening laboratory, where your bespoke, custom-fit whitening trays will be made.
Your trays will be fitted at the practice. Your dentist will show you how to use the whitening syringes and explain how long to wear the trays for. In most cases, you will see an improvement in just a few days and optimum results in around 3 weeks.
It really is that simple!
Boutique Whitening is a system that we trust, that we use ourselves, and that we find gives consistently amazing results. It's definitely our favourite whitening brand!
Day or Night time whitening?
Boutique Whitening comes in different formulas so that you can whiten your teeth during the day, or overnight as you sleep.
The Day kit contains 6% hydrogen peroxide and is designed for 2 hours wear per day.
The Night kits come as either 10% or 16% carbamide peroxide, which is designed for 6 hours overnight wear.
While both kits will produce the same end result, your dentist will be able to explain the differences in the types of bleach and advise the correct formula for you. This will be based on various factors, including your lifestyle, preferences and dental history.
Tips on maintaining a whiter smile…
- Avoid over-consumption of food and drink that cause staining - red wine, coffee, etc
- Brush and floss twice every day
- Visit the hygienist regularly
- Use whitening top-ups as recommended by your dentist
- Don't smoke or chew tobacco