Having your teeth professionally whitened can brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence. Our Surrey dentist explains how the professional teeth whitening process works here at Guildford Heights Dental Centre.
As we age teeth will naturally darken, but a number of different foods and beverages can also stain teeth. Professional teeth whitening is a relatively fast and simple way to help restore your brilliant smile.
At Guildford Heights Dental Centre our dental professionals offer our Surrey patients custom teeth whitening systems to help remove stains and make teeth look whiter.
Our Professional Teeth Whitening Process
When you visit us for your first whitening appointment, we will take impressions of your teeth in order to create custom whitening trays that will fit your mouth precisely.
At your second appointment, you will be provided with your new whitening trays along with your dental bleaching solution, and detailed instructions on how to apply the solution and for how long.
Your whitening trays will be surprisingly lightweight and comfortable to wear. In fact, you will find them comfortable enough to wear either while you're awake or overnight. Your whitening trays will even be thin enough to allow you to talk and work comfortably while wearing them.
Typically, bleaching systems require 10-14 days to achieve the desired level of whiteness.
When deciding how long you should continue the whitening process, a good rule of thumb is to try and match the colour of your teeth to the whites of your eyes. Teeth that are too white can look artificial. If you are unsure how white is white enough visit your Surrey dentist for advice.
After you have completed your whitening treatment be sure to keep your trays to use again. When it's time for a touch-up all you will need to do is contact your Surrey dentist and request more of the whitening solution.