Is Tooth Whitening Safe?
When done professionally, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. Whitening is regulated in the UK as a cosmetic procedure, meaning that all treatments must adhere to regulations, including but not limited to the strength of the gel. We utilise high-quality products in partnership with Toothfairy, ensuring that you have access to the right products for your teeth and goals. With professional quality, dentist-assured products, you can effectively whiten your teeth with no risk of any damage or sensitivity and no long-term effects.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
Professional teeth whitening uses regulation-approved products to whiten and brighten your smile. Using a specialised bleaching gel that utilises oxidation, the molecules in the gel break any dirt and stains away from your teeth by combining oxygen and carbon. This ultimately allows the stains to break away from the teeth safely and ensure no damage is done.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening More Effective Than Over The Counter Kits?
Professional teeth whitening is not only more effective than over-the-counter alternatives but is also considerably safer. At-home kits are regulated to contain far less peroxide than professional systems and therefore often substitute this for other substances that could cause long-term damage and wear on your teeth. Professional teeth whitening ensures that your sensitivities and current tooth condition are taken into consideration to ensure you are getting the best results with the most effective and safe treatments.
I Have Sensitive Teeth, Will Teeth Whitening Hurt?
While teeth whitening can cause temporary sensitivity following treatment, those with preexisting sensitivity in their teeth don’t need to worry - there are a number of things you can do to manage this before and after you go through the teeth whitening process. We will discuss your dental health with you prior to any treatments to ensure you’re getting the best treatment for you at the right time.
Will Tooth Whitening Damage The Enamel?
Teeth whitening, when applied and managed by a dental professional, has little to no risk of damage to the enamel. When you book your consultation with us, we will discuss your dental health and history, as well as any expectations you have from the treatment. If we believe there is any risk to your dental health, we will make this clear, however, this is very rare.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Teeth whitening done professionally can last several months or even more than a year, depending on how you live life following the treatment. Teeth whitening lasts longest in those who avoid stain-causing substances where possible, including smoking, staining foods and staining drinks like teas and coffees. Keeping up with dental hygiene and maintaining regular dental cleanings will also help to ensure the whitening lasts longer.