If your teeth have become discoloured over the years, this cosmetic treatment can lighten the shade of your teeth using a bleaching agent, and transform your confidence. Teeth whitening should only ever be carried out by a professional dentist, such as a member of our team here at Dentistry at Holme.
How long a teeth-whitening procedure lasts will vary from person to person, depending on genetics, diet, and oral hygiene routine.
Generally, the results of teeth whitening will last anywhere from several months up to a few years. Smoking and drinking pigmented beverages like red wine, tea, or coffee, can reduce the time the effects last. You can top up the results of teeth whitening treatment with additional bleaching agents, which are available from your dentist. You should never seek to purchase these from anywhere other than a dental practice.
Whitening toothpaste removes stains by scrubbing them out, but the abrasive solutions added to the toothpaste are so minimal that they do not make any significant difference to your smile. Meanwhile, professional teeth whitening procedures are safe and use emulsions to directly change the shade of your teeth, making for a brighter and whiter smile.
Any teeth that have been restored, such as crowns or implants, cannot be whitened with cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening. There are also some cases of staining due to antibiotics, such as tetracycline, where the teeth are only able to be minimally whitened. During a consultation appointment, we can talk you through your options for whitening your teeth, so you can make an informed decision that suits you.Back to Cosmetic Dentistry
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