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The easiest and most popular way to a brighter smile
Teeth whitening is popular for many great reasons: not least because it’s an easy and affordable way to transform your smile – and confidence.
The treatments we use here at Dental Care Dundonald are chosen because they do not weaken or damage teeth. We can also advise on how to deal with any crowns or veneers which won’t whiten as your natural teeth do.
With our guidance and support, you can easily improve the colour of your teeth at home.
By taking impressions of your teeth, we create custom-fit whitening trays to maximise contact with the whitening solution. We’ll guide you through the process, advising on how to minimise sensitivity while maximising results, and help you to achieve visibly brighter, whiter teeth in just 2-4 weeks.
How long do the teeth whitening effects last for?
Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and drinks that cause staining, for example tea, coffee and red wine, may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. Those who avoid foods and drinks that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
Does teeth whitening cause permanent tooth sensivity?
Sensitivity from teeth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away a few days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process
Does whitening your teeth damage them?
Studies of teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide (the material that we use) showed no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth's enamel surface.
We can’t stress enough that teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dental professional. Other individuals may offer cheaper teeth whitening but they will not be qualified nor insured to carry this treatment out. There have been many cases of chemicals burns of the gums, extreme sensitivity and even the nerve inside the tooth dying because the material is too strong.
Do whitening toothpastes have the same effect?
Whitening toothpastes typically only clean surface stains and don’t actually change the colour of the teeth. There may be some visible results, but the teeth aren’t actually being whitened
We offer free consultations in our Dundonald, Belfast clinic to anyone interested in teeth whitening