At Victoria Road Dental Practice, we recognise that your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you when they meet you for the first time. Research illustrates that if you have white, healthy-looking teeth you will be perceived as more capable, successful, confident and happy, so there are good reasons to keep your smile as bright and pleasing as possible. Teeth whitening is a very safe and non-evasive alternative to clinical porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Teeth whitening can provide the complete smile makeover, leaving you to smile with confidence.
Tooth discolouration and staining can be caused by a number of issues, these include:-
- The aging process
- Regular consumption of coffee, tea or red wine
- Different types of medication
At VRDC, we offer state-of-the art whitening treatments that enable you to make a first-rate impression every time. Our cosmetic brightening solutions are fast-acting, affordable, and yield results that you’ll be happy with whichever system you choose. We recommend the use of home tooth whitening for patients wishing to whiten their teeth.
Home tooth whitening has been shown by different bodies of evidence to be the most effective method of whitening teeth. It is a simple procedure which involves taking moulds of your top and bottom teeth from which customised whitening trays are made. When they are back from the laboratory, your dentist will demonstrate how to use them and how to maintain them. The whitening trays and the whitening gels will be given to you and you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home giving you full control over the process. We will discuss the benefits of this procedure and you can decide if this non-invasive but effective method of brightening your smile is of interest to you. The colour of your teeth is easy to maintain if our maintenance programme is followed.
What types of whitening systems are available?
We have 2 teeth whitening systems available, starting from a custom made take-home whitening kit, to one that also incorporates a procedure performed directly in our clinic. Our dentists will review each option with you and recommend one that suits your lifestyle, budget, and the condition of your teeth.
You should only get your teeth whitened by a registered dental professional. The NHS website states:
‘Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be carried out by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.’
Boutique whitening is our home whitening solution. Your dentist will assess and discuss the suitability for this treatment before proceeding. The first stage will involve taking impressions of your teeth to make a bespoke whitening tray that will fit your mouth perfectly. When the whitening trays are fitted at the second stage your dentist will provide you with the instructions and whitening gel to take home. This treatment usually takes 2 weeks.