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What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening can give you back the appearance of young healthy teeth, by lightening the colour of your natural teeth and removing any stains. Poor hygiene, smoking and marks from strong coloured food and drink can all cause tooth discolouration which over time, can affect your self-esteem.
Tooth Doctor provides prompt and professional teeth whitening treatment with expert clinician trained, GDC registered dentists.
You can choose to have teeth whitening treatment at one of our Tooth Doctor clinics in Basildon and Thurrock. All you have to do is sit back and relax to receive a brighter, whiter smile that lasts.
Book an appointment with a Tooth Doctor dentist to check your teeth and gums are suitable for the whitening treatment.
Why book your treatment with Tooth Doctor?
We look for a minimum of 5 shades whiter but get an average of 8 shades whiter from your starting shade. This is dependent on the type of staining and the mineral content contained within your teeth so results will therefore vary between individuals.
You will receive your pre-treatment consultation on arrival, followed by the treatment itself, which takes about 45 minutes. In total, it will take about 1 hour and you will see the results immediately after you have finished.
Whitening toothpastes typically only clean surface stains and don’t actually change the color of the teeth. There may be some visible results, but the teeth aren’t actually being whitened.
Yellowish teeth respond best to bleaching. Brownish-colored teeth or gray-blue stains respond less well. Blue-gray staining caused by tetracycline is more difficult to lighten and may require up to 6 months of home treatments or several in-office appointments to successfully lighten. Your Tooth Doctor dentist can discuss the best options for your teeth and may recommend veneers, bonding or crowns as a more effective solution.
The results last depending on your lifestyle, however on average it would last on average about 1 year before you come back to the original shade. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking — all of which can cause staining. This will help preserve the results.
Studies of whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed little to no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth’s enamel surface.