Teeth whitening is a procedure that can help to brighten and whiten the appearance of your teeth. It is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be done in the dentist’s office or at home. In the office, whitening is done using a bleaching agent and special light, while at home whitening is done with a bleaching gel and special trays. It is important to talk to a dentist before starting any teeth whitening procedure, as there may be issues with your teeth that whitening may not fix.
In general, teeth whitening is safe when done correctly. However, it is important to talk to your dentist before beginning any whitening procedure to ensure that it is the right choice for you. Whitening can cause temporary sensitivity and some people may experience irritation in the gums, so it is important to follow the instructions provided by the dentist carefully. Additionally, some people may experience discoloration of the gums due to the bleaching agent, so it is important to be aware of that possibility.
The amount of whitening that can be achieved with teeth whitening varies by person. However, it is typically possible to whiten teeth in several shades with professional whitening treatments. It is important to note that the final results will depend on the original shade of your teeth and that not all teeth can be whitened to the same extent. It is best to consult with your dentist to determine the best course of action for achieving your desired results.
The cost of teeth whitening can vary depending on how many treatments are needed, and whether it is done in the dentist’s office or at home. In-office whitening typically costs around £687, while at-home whitening costs around £348. It is important to discuss any costs and procedures with your dentist before starting any teeth whitening procedure.
Unfortunately, tooth whitening is not a service that the NHS provides free of charge. While some NHS dentists may offer teeth whitening privatly, it is generally not available on the NHS. However, there are various other options available to people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth other than tooth whitening, such as dental fillings, dental bridges, periodontal treatments, and dental hygiene products. It is important to talk to your dentist before beginning any whitening procedure to ensure that it is the right choice for you.
To book an appointment for teeth whitening, you can contact one of our dental clinics.
London- GM Dental and Implant Centre Barnet – 27 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BE – 02084493022
Kent- GM Dental and Implant Centre Rochester – 5 London Road, Rochester, ME2 3JA – 01634718882
Kent- GM Dental and Implant Centre Ashford – 40 Elwick Rd, Ashford TN23 1NN – 01233803804
Most our practices will require you to have a consultation before beginning any whitening treatments, in order to assess whether the procedure is suitable for you. During the consultation, your dentist will also be able to discuss the cost of the procedure, any possible side effects, and any alternative treatments available. Additionally, it is important to ask any questions that you might have before booking an appointment, in order to make sure that you are fully informed before proceeding.
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