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Teeth Whitening

Consumption of certain substances such as tobacco, tea, coffee, soda and red wine as well as the natural ageing process can cause tooth discolouration that’s all too noticeable, particularly when you smile.

If you feel that your general quality of life has somewhat sunken due to not being able to speak, laugh or smile confidently,  a course of teeth whitening is something that can work wonders.

What is Tooth Whitening?

When you meet or exchange greetings with someone, one of the first things they immediately notice is how genuine your smile is. A white and bright smile can really help you put your best foot forward, particularly when you walk in for a job interview or about the meet your future spouse’s parents.

Through a tooth whitening process, the discolouration on your teeth is whitened to a lighter more natural-looking shade using oxidation. This chemically removes all stains and restores your teeth to their natural colour.

Our dentist will perform a complete oral examination to ensure you are suitable for teeth whitening as well as advise you on predicted results. You are only a phone call away from an initial consultation.

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Teeth Whitening FAQs

When carried out by a dental professional, the process is completely safe. The process involves an initial consultation including a full examination to ensure you are suitable for the treatment (and making sure there is no dental work needed before you start).

You will have moulds taken of your teeth and a custom-made set of clear whitening trays will then be provided, along with a whitening kit including whitening gel syringes for you to use at home, carry case, shade guide and instructions. Tooth whitening can be completed in as little as 2 weeks but may take longer is discolouration is severe.

The effects of teeth whitening can last you anywhere between 6 months to 3 years. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing and avoid consuming foods or drinks that cause staining, you can reap maximum benefits from the process.

When used correctly, there are very little risks associated with treatment. However, you may experience tooth sensitivity while whitening your teeth, and your dentist may recommend a toothpaste to help against sensitivity and to whiten your teeth every other day instead of every day. Sensitivity will disappear once you stop whitening your teeth. It is also important to not overload your whitening trays and to remove any excess gel which is in contact with the gingivae (gums) as it can cause irritation and soreness if it is left.

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Our friendly and experienced dental team is here to help you. Click on the images below to learn more about your dental team.

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew is the principal dentist and graduated from Cardiff School of Dentistry in 2010. He completed foundation training at Northview Dental Practice before being offered an associate position in 2011.…

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Bethan Sullivan

Bethan graduated from Cardiff School of Dentistry in 2012. She completed her foundation training year in practice and has since gained three years’ experience in hospital dentistry, including posts in…

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