What is tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening is as it sounds – it's the process of lightening the colour of your teeth to try and achieve a more natural looking and whiter finish. The major benefit is that, when tooth whitening is carried out under the supervision of a qualified dental professional, you can be assured that the procedure is safe and won’t damage your teeth in any way. This is achieved through a bleaching process that can be carried out in the comfort of your own home using precision fitting whitening trays and highest quality peroxide based whitening gels.
How does tooth whitening work?
Your dentist will first carry out a full dental examination to assess the overall health of your mouth. Provided everything looks good, they will then explain your teeth whitening options.
With the Boutique system which we use, 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 impressions will be taken and sent to the Dental 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 apply the whitening gel 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!