teeth whitening by Plymouth Cosmetic dentists Smile Care Cosmetic Centre

I was a bit apprehensive, and more than a little nervous when I approached you for power whitening. After a painless procedure, my teeth look cleaner and several shades whiter, and I am truly delighted with the result. I would not hesitate to repeat the procedure when necessary. Thank you so much Yours Sincerely – Lavinia Hodge

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Teeth Whitening in Plymouth

Over time the whiteness of your teeth can fade due to years of drinking tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. However, it is possible to have a dazzling Hollywood smile without having to a visit Beverley Hills dentist.

If your looking for the best teeth whitening in Plymouth then Smile Care Cosmetic Dentists has several options for whiter, brighter teeth; something to suit your lifestyle and your budget.

Virtually everyone wanting to lighten their teeth can benefit from tooth whitening. However there are some circumstances that would mean that teeth whitening is not appropriate for a person. At Smile Care Cosmetics Dentists Plymouth we will determine your suitablity for the different teeth whitening techniques available so you can always feel safe in the best type of treatment for you.

We have listed out some important facts for you to know if you are looking for  teeth whitening  in Plymouth .

1. What are the different options for tooth whitening?

a. Dentist-monitored home bleaching techniques. With these techniques, you will use a gel and tray system that looks like a mouth guard.

b. In-surgery techniques. There are different types of in-surgery techniques: for example light-activated or laser units for ‘power’ whitening.

2. How do the different options for tooth whitening work?

a. Home-whitening techniques
The essence of this technique is that you whiten your teeth at home using a tooth whitening gel, which is held next to the teeth by special bleaching trays.

Pre-filled adaptable tray system
With our pre-filled adaptable tray system you simply place the tray in your mouth, adjust the thin membrane as it adheres to your teeth and wear it for 60 minutes once a day for 10 days. Its that easy.
This is a prescription strength formula at an affordable price. This means more effective results, faster.

Customised tray system
First we take study models of your teeth and then create a customised tray that fits your mouth perfectly and comfortably. After your trays have been created we will send you home with your custom fitted trays and whitening gel. This gel contains powerful whitening formulations that you will wear once a day for 10 days.

b. In-surgery ‘Power’ Teeth Whitening Techniques
If you are looking for white teeth, fast, this is the option for you. With this technique, the whitening is carried out at the surgery. A two-hour appointment is required, with the actual tooth whitening procedure taking approximately one hour.  Teeth whitening may increase your confidence as well as provide you with a whiter brighter smile.

We will apply a protective barrier to the gums and lips and then the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. After this the LumaArch light is directed onto the gel. The light is a high energy light in the blue part of the spectrum that accelerates and intensifies the whitening process. It activates the gel, which then gently removes the stains.

3. Will tooth whitening damage my teeth?
No. This technique has been used worldwide for many years to whiten literally millions of smiles. There is no structural change to your teeth and is non-invasive. The majority of the literature and research indicate that dentist-monitored home tooth whitening techniques and the in-surgery ‘power’ whitening systems are effective and safe ways to lighten discoloured teeth.

4. What types of stains are best suited to tooth whitening?
All types of stains are suitable for tooth whitening, although darker teeth may take longer to whiten.

5. Are there any stains that won’t respond to tooth whitening?
Very severe tetracycline stained teeth may not respond or have a limited response to tooth whitening.

6. How long does tooth whitening last?
Tooth whitening should last for approximately 18 months to 3 years. The length of time depends on your eating, drinking and smoking habits: tea, coffee, red wine and smoking cause teeth to discolour more.

7. Are there any people for whom tooth whitening is not a good idea?

Virtually everyone wanting to lighten their teeth can benefit from tooth whitening. However we will determine your suitability for the different techniques. People who have a history of joint problems, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold food or drink, and people with numerous fracture lines in their teeth may not be good candidates for tooth whitening.

If you have a gum disease, it should be treated before any tooth whitening procedures are carried out. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be excluded from bleaching procedures because there is a lack of information concerning possible effects on the baby.

Be safe in your choice of the best teeth whitening option for you and call us today to organise a consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon.