If you are interested in big gains in the appearance of your teeth with very minimal effort, tooth whitening may be the best option for you. Teeth whitening can make a big difference to your smile and is one of the most popular treatments available. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of mild bleaching materials to gently lighten the colour of your teeth.
At Nova Dental Care we offer two different types of whitening – an in-chair system (Zoom Whitening or laser) and an at-home system using specially made trays and whitening gel (Home whitening).
Is Teeth Whitening safe?
Teeth whitening is a completely safe and harmless procedure as long as it is carried out under the supervision of your dentist.
After or during the teeth whitening the sensitivity is the most commonly reported side effect. However, that usually quickly disappears. It can be eased by using a sensitive toothpaste and flouride mouthwash.
Depending on your diet, smoking habits, oral hygiene and other factors, teeth whitening lasts an average of a year and a half, after which some patients request a top-up.
Many over-the-counter kits are dangerous because they contain acids and are abrasive. Teeth whitening toothpastes are less abrasive and may remove some superficial stains, but they will never affect the shade of your teeth.
The treatment may not be appropriate for every patient and it is conditional on the satisfactory assessment being carried out. Dentist must assess the patient, obtain appropriate consent, obtain a medical history and explain all the options before carrying out any work. To see if you are suitable for tooth whitening.
phone the reception on 020 8365 2365 to book an appointment.