Polishing & Whitening
Beautiful, clean teeth are fundamental to the way we look, how we feel about ourselves and how others see us. We all try to care for our teeth between dental visits by brushing and flossing but sometimes it isn’t enough to remove the toughest stains.
Changes in legislation means you can access an hygienist whenever you like – without needing to visit the dentist first. You don’t even have to be a patient of The Smile Centre.
So if you want a brighter, whiter smile for any occasion, are a patient who does not have access to hygiene services with flexible choices, or if you haven’t been to the dentist for a while and would like a professional clean, please get in touch to book an appointment.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
What sort of results can I expect?
Your teeth can be lightened by two dental shades in two weeks and they can remain brighter for up to two years. When they need whitening again to maintain brightness just book a 15-minute review appointment and re-apply the safe and effective top-up gel in the comfort of your own home.
How long does tooth whitening take?
All it takes is one 30-minute appointment, followed by a 15-minute visit. The first is for advice, instructions and impressions for your custom-made, wafer-thin tooth trays for the gel application. The second checks the fit of the trays and shows you what to do. Then simply apply the gel at home, with you controlling how white you want your teeth, and hey presto!
Will it hurt? What are the risks?
Tooth whitening is a safe, painless procedure. The treatment can result in short term sensitivity in some people.
Is the work guaranteed for a certain length of time?
It is difficult to guarantee tooth whitening because its success depends on the cause of tooth discolouration. Smoking, drinking tea, coffee and red wine and eating certain foods, such as curries, will stain the teeth more quickly.
Who will be carrying out the procedure and what training and experience do they have?
Following an initial consultation with a dentist who will prescribe the treatment, the procedure will be carried out by one of our hygienists. Our hygienists are fully qualified dental clinicians who are trained in whitening procedures and have many years’ experience under their belts to ensure your mouth is in safe, expert hands.
What can you do about stained veneers, crowns or dentures to make sure they match my natural teeth?
Depending on the degree of staining, you may need a thorough hygiene polish before you have whitening treatment to remove any discolouration caused by stains. The colour of crowns, veneers and dentures is not affected by tooth whitening. Old or dark crowns may need replacing to ensure they match your natural teeth.