Teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to due to ageing and taking certain medications. Lifestyle habits, like smoking and drinking coffee, tea and red wine, also cause premature staining.
No matter how many whitening toothpastes or mouthwashes you buy, none of these products will improve discolouration more effectively than professional teeth whitening. This cosmetic treatment involves using professional-strength bleaching agents to lighten the colour of your teeth, making them appear brighter and more youthful.
If you’re looking for a brighter smile in 2023, we offer in-house and at-home whitening treatments at Corner House Dental. While there are plenty of at-home whitening kits circulating online, the General Dental Council (GDC) have declared that tooth whitening should only be administered by a qualified Dentist or under the supervision of a qualified dental professional for effective and safe results. As such, it’s always best to visit a registered dental practice when getting your teeth whitened to ensure you achieve beautiful results safely.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for You?
There are many reasons why you may consider teeth whitening to enhance your smile. Here are just a few:
- Teeth whitening is a relatively simple and non-invasive procedure that gives impressive results after just one visit to our practice. It’s a fast and easy way to improve your appearance, and the results are immediate. You’ll see a noticeable difference in the colour of your teeth after a single visit when booking our in-house whitening. At-home whitening can take approximately two weeks to see the full results.
- It’s a cost-effective way to enhance your smile. Teeth whitening is relatively affordable compared to other cosmetic dental treatments like veneers or crowns. Plus, the results can last up to 3 years, depending on your diet, oral hygiene and lifestyle choices.
- Start 2023 the right way by boosting your self-esteem and confidence with teeth whitening. We understand how much a brighter, more youthful-looking smile can significantly affect how you feel about yourself. If you’re feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, whitening can help you feel more confident in social situations and when interacting with others.
- It can make you look and feel younger. As we age, our teeth naturally become discoloured and may not look as bright and white as they once did. Teeth whitening can help you restore the youthful appearance of your smile.
When performed by a qualified dental professional, teeth whitening is a safe and reliable way to enhance your smile. After an initial consultation, our dentists will recommend the best treatment options based on your specific needs and goals.
The best candidates for professional teeth whitening have healthy teeth and gums without fillings or restorations. We can decide whether you are suitable for this treatment during your consultation. Patients with fillings; implants; crowns, and dental bridges; and those with Periodontal Disease (gum disease); tooth decay; and exposed roots may not be suitable for teeth whitening. Those with sensitive teeth may also find the teeth whitening procedure uncomfortable.
What You Can Expect From Professional Teeth Whitening at Corner House Dental:
There are two options for teeth whitening at our clinic: in-house and at-home whitening.
Our at-home kits include three appointments, so we can monitor the whitening process to ensure it’s brightening your teeth as predicted.
At your first appointment, we will take an impression of your teeth to create the bleaching trays. Your bleaching trays will be ready at your second appointment (often ten days later). Here, we will give you your trays along with your bleaching instructions.
You’ll need to add the whitening gel to your trays and carefully position the trays over your teeth. We’ll show you how to do this correctly to avoid complications. These trays are designed to be worn overnight while you sleep until you have reached your desired results.
We’ll schedule a ten-minute review two weeks later to ensure you are happy with your results. There’s an option to have additional in-house bleaching if you’d like to achieve even brighter results.
During our in-house whitening, we use a thin plastic device known as a ‘retractor’ to hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth. We’ll then apply a professional-strength Hydrogen Peroxide gel that sits on your teeth for about 40 minutes.
Our in-house whitening produces faster and more dramatic results due to the more potent bleaching agents. However, we advise a combination of in-house and at-home whitening for those searching for a bright, white smile.
Caring for Your Whitened Teeth:
It’s worth noting that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, and the results will eventually fade over time. It’s best to avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea and coffee, to maintain the brightness of your smile. If you smoke, we suggest using your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit. We also recommend minor touch-ups now and again to keep your smile bright.
Choose professional teeth whitening at our practice to smile brighter this new year. Teeth whitening is a fast, easy, and cost-effective way to enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. At Corner House Dental, we offer in-house and at-home whitening treatments to provide more options that meet your preferences and budget. If you’re feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it’s worth considering this cosmetic dental treatment to improve your smile and feel more confident in your everyday life.
Feeling Self-Conscious About Your Smile? Consider Professional Teeth Whitening at Corner House Dental, Norwich, to Smile Brighter in 2023:
If you’d like to welcome the new year with a fresh smile, visit us at Corner House Dental, Norwich. We deliver high-quality dental services from Monday-Friday. If you cannot make it to us during the week, we’re also open on Saturday by appointment only.
If you wish to get in touch with our lovely reception team, call us on 01603 621613 or contact us online.