Teeth whitening enables you to improve your smile dramatically and simply giving you a WOW smile very quickly. It enables your teeth to get gradually whiter and is ceased when you are happy with the new colour of your smile.
There are several methods of teeth whitening. The most tried, tested, safe, simple and predictable, cost-effective and best is the one favoured by Parrock Dental and Implant Centre . Take-Home Whitening. A custom tray is made to fit comfortably in only your mouth after taking simple and quick impressions. It is the special design and manufacture of the trays which ensures our patients always get their desired result.
A special gel is placed in the tray which is then placed over the teeth and kept in place for variable times. If you have a sensitive gag reflex it can be kept in for just 20 minutes to a few hours. Most patients are advised to wear their trays over night until the desired result is achieved.
You can expect to see a big difference after 2-3 days with your teeth appearing healthy and white after 5-7 days. Patients who want a stunning white smile should continue whitening for approximately 2 weeks.
The colour of the teeth can be checked with the shade guide provided to see what the original colour was, the colour at present and the desired colour. A good way to achieve healthy white teeth is to match the colour of your teeth with the whites of your eyes. For stunning white teeth aim to go beyond the colour of the whites in your eyes.
We expect all our patients to get the result they desire as long as they follow a few rules below:
- You must follow our dentists’ advice
- You are consistent, continuing your whitening night after night ( or in the day ) until your desired result id achieved.
- You place enough of the gel in the tray ( you should see the gel smeared against the teeth inside the tray )
- You are not yellowing whilst you are whitening your teeth. i.e you avoid food and drink with excessive colour especially tea, coffee, red wine and curry etc. whilst you are whitening. Otherwise you are counter-acting the whitening process. Purist would advise maintaining a white diet during whitening for the best and quickest result.
You can expect your teeth to maintain their colour for approximately 2-4 years. However if you maintain a normal diet with tea, coffee and other coloured foods these will inevitably discolour your teeth over time. A simple way to maintain your result long-term is to top up the whitening procedure either 1 or 2 nights every 3-5 months if you notice some yellowing of your smile. We suggest you purchase some extra whitening syringes and store them in the fridge for top-ups when required. We also recommend you attend the practice every 3 months for a hygiene clean to remove superficial staining and deposits to maintain your lovely new smile all year round.
Call us at Parrock Dental if you have any questions about whitening or any other treatments.