As we get older, food and drink we consume over the years such as tea, coffee and red wine cause our teeth to become discoloured and stained.
Tooth whitening can restore your teeth to a beautiful, pearly white colour through a bleaching process.
Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade by removing the staining through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. The whitening product contains an active ingredient, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As this ingredient is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel, therefore making the tooth colour lighter.
There are two common teeth whitening procedures carried out at Purity, Home Whitening and Enlighten.
Home Whitening –
This treatment involves taking an impression of your mouth to create mouth trays and to supply you with the home whitening system. This will allow you to whiten your teeth over a two week period at home.
This is a home and chair-side whitening system combined. For this treatment, your dentist will create some trays and provide you with a home whitening system to use at home for 2 weeks. Following this an in-house appointment will be made at the dental practice. At this visit the dentist will apply a higher percentage hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide product to your teeth, using your mouth trays, this will take 40 minutes.
Teeth can discolour for various reasons. Our dental team will recommend the most ideal method based on your oral condition after an in-office examination to establish the cause and nature of your tooth discolouration, as well as provide you with more information on the various types of whitening procedures available, duration & frequency of treatment.
The Home whitening system costs £350 and Enlighten whitening system costs £500