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. Here at sparkle dental boutique we use Boutique Whitening, which is a premium quality, professional teeth whitening system that delivers superior results, and we love it!
When would I need teeth whitening?
Teeth can become stained and discoloured as a result of:
- Food and drinks consumed eg. tea, coffee, redwinecurries
- The ageing process
Teeth whitening is a great way for brightening your natural teeth if they are discoloured, yellow, dark or stained. Fillings, crowns, veneers and other tooth coloured restorations will not whiten with teeth whitening procedures and may need replacing following a teeth whitening procedure in order to maintain a uniform colour of all of your teeth.
Why is home whitening the best option?
In-chair whitening with a lamp (sometimes referred to as laser-whitening) is seen as the gold standard of teeth whitening by many patients. However, there is questionable evidence to prove the effectiveness of these lamps.
On the other hand, there is an overwhelming body of evidence to show that dentist-supervised home whitening is the most effective way to whiten teeth.
Here at Sparkle Dental Boutique we have helped many people achieve beautiful, whiter smiles using Boutique Whitening.
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! Have a look at some of our before and after pictures and your see why Click Here.
How does teeth whitening work?
We will first carry out a full dental examination to assess the overall health of your mouth. Provided everything looks good, we 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.
We 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. We 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!
How will I feel after treatment?
If you experience any sensitivity, it will disappear within a few hours. You can however take Ibuprofen and brush your teeth with Sensodyne toothpaste.
Day or night 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, we 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.
How much will teeth whitening cost?
We understand that price is an important consideration factor.
When you come to see us for your first consultation, we will determine the most appropriate treatment for you and provide you with a treatment plan and cost.
To obtain an estimate for the total cost for your treatment, please call 020 8567 4344 for your consultation or email us.
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Depending on the severity of the discolouration of your teeth you might want to opt for other treatments. Sparkle Dental offer a range of cosmetic dentistry and hygiene treatments, which are tailored to your needs.
Alternative treatments: Smile Makeovers, Porcelain Veneers