Tooth Whitening

Are you self-conscious about your smile? Do you have a wedding or holiday coming up where you want to be looking your best for those all important photographs, or would just simply like a ‘NEWER CLEANER, WHITER SHADE?’

Tooth whitening is an easy way to achieve a great improvement in the appearance of your teeth, resulting in a fresher, younger and brighter smile. It is a safe procedure when carried out under the supervision of a qualified dentist. Many D.I.Y whitening kits or treatments provided outside the dental surgery can be ineffective due to low strength or can cause damage to the teeth or gums.

At Crescent Dental Care we offer different tooth whitening procedures:

Home whitening

You will be provided with custom made whitening trays designed to perfectly fit your teeth. A choice of whitening gel can then be provided to wear either overnight or for a couple of hours during the day/evening. Over a period of days you will notice the teeth becoming whiter. The home whitening system allows you to control the level of whitening, so that you can achieve your desired shade. The custom made trays allow you to easily boost the whitening in the future with top up syringes of gel.

Please enquire at the Practice for further details

In-surgery Whitening

We all have busy lives and in-surgery whitening allows you to get the great results of tooth whitening in one visit to the dental surgery. A more powerful in- surgery whitening gel is placed in custom made trays and these are then inserted in the mouth and onto the teeth. You will be able to take these custom made whitening trays home, allowing you to top up and maintain your new brighter smile!

We are also the only local Practice accredited, trained and able to offer the ‘ENLIGHTEN’ (deep bleaching) tooth whitening system, the only system guaranteed to get your teeth to a VITA B1 (the lightest shade on the standard dental shade guide).

“Enlighten has been called the biggest breakthrough in Tooth Whitening in the last 15 years”.

The deep bleaching works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down the stain molecules, therefore the intensity of the whitening is enhanced by using the special Enlighten gel and the super sealed customised whitening trays, with very little or no sensitivity.

Please feel free to contact the Practice to arrange a consultation and find out which whitening system best suits your needs.

Q: Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

A: If you can answer, “yes” to these questions, you are an excellent candidate for whiter teeth.

Were your teeth whiter when you were younger, but are yellow now?

Is the staining on the surface of your teeth rather than internal, such as discoloration caused by antibiotics such as tetracycline taken as a child?

Are your front teeth healthy, without bonded veneers or crowns? (whitening may still be provided, but the crowns/veneers would possibly have to be replaced to match your new brighter smile- this can be discussed with the dentist)

Q: How long should my whitening last?

A: Your new whiter smile can last up to 3-5 years. However, people’s habits and lifestyles vary and the use of tobacco, regular drinking of red wine, coffee, tea or the frequent eating of highly coloured foodstufs will affect how long your results will last.

Frequent visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and polishing will help maintain the results and keep a whiter smile for longer!

Top up syringes of gel can be purchased from the Practice in order to maintain your new whiter, fresher smile.