Here at The Dental Practice, we offer different tooth whitening procedures, this allows us to meet all our patient’s needs.
Bleaching does not harm or weaken the tooth structure and is perfectly safe.
It is highly recommended that prior to any bleaching a consultation and a full mouth scale & polish is carried out.
Please book an appointment with any of our dentists. Bleaching is not suitable for everyone, your mouth will be assessed and you will be told if you are a good candidate. You will be able to discuss which procedure is most suitable for you during this appointment.
Tooth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide which gently penetrates the surface layer of the tooth ‘bleaching’ out any discoloration. However, temperature sensitivity is a common side effect lasting 24-48 hours after bleaching. This can be minimized by using desensitizing toothpaste – you can try Sensodyne Repair and Protect for a few days prior to and after bleaching. NOT rinsing with water after brushing will enhance the desensitizing effect.
It is highly recommended that during Home bleaching (Opalescence) and for 24 hours after in-clinic laser bleaching (Biolase Laserwhite 20), anything that may stain the teeth is avoided (e.g smoking, red wine, coffee, curry)
Failure to comply with this advice may result in premature staining of your newly bleached teeth !