Why Use Teeth Whitening in Berkhamsted?
Your teeth and gums may be healthy, but your smile may not be as bright as you want. We offer a cosmetic solution for the colour of your teeth in the form of professional whitening treatments. In just a few uses, you can see a difference in the shade of your teeth with teeth whitening Berkhamsted.
These results are not permanent; they may last up to six months at which point you may elect to whiten your teeth again. Whitening products only brighten natural teeth—they are not effective on crowns, veneers, fillings, or dentures.
If you are interested in teeth whitening solutions, talk to your dentist or hygienist about how our whitening kits can improve the colour of your teeth. The cost of teeth whitening Berkhamsted is listed in our fee schedule.
Home Whitening Kits for Teeth Whitening Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
We have Opalescence home whitening kits available for eligible patients who want to enhance the appearance of their teeth. Our dental team will advise you on the contents of the whitening kit, educate you on how to use the gel and trays, and answer your questions before you leave our office. You will take the kit home and apply the treatment yourself to achieve perfect teeth whitening.
The strength of our kits is similar to in-house dental whitening and they produce noticeable results when you follow the directions. If you have any questions after you get home, please contact our office so we can walk you through the process of teeth whitening Berkhamsted.
How Our Teeth Whitening Berkhamsted Kits Work
For whitening kits to be effective, you have to follow the instructions carefully. Our kits use peroxide compounds as the whitening ingredient. For whitening, the general rule of thumb is that the more peroxide in the solution, the greater the whitening power. This does not suggest that you should change the formulation to add more peroxide; stick with the formulation as directed for safe use.
Our Opalescence home whitening kits are typically used for up to four weeks. They use a gel that sticks to your teeth, staying in place and whitening the entire tooth, even parts of the enamel that aren’t in direct contact with the whitening agent. If you are not seeing the results you want, talk to your dentist in Berkhamsted.
Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity or irritation when they use tooth whitening products. These issues are usually fleeting and resolve on their own. If the irritation does not go away or you have any oral health issues that flare up when using the whitening kit, call our practice with any concerns.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Does teeth whitening hurt?
The good news is that teeth whitening treatments don’t hurt.
However, they may cause a little bit of sensitivity – especially for patients who already have sensitive teeth – which is completely normal and should subside within a few hours or days.
If the bleaching solution comes into contact with your gums, you may also experience some irritation in this area and notice some pain, swelling and whitening of the gums, but it generally isn’t a major cause for concern.
To find out more about our teeth whitening treatments here at Admiral House, or to book a consultation with our experts, give us a call today!
We’re always available and more than happy to help.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
There’s no one answer to this question, as it depends entirely on the patient, the chosen whitening treatment, how well they look after their teeth after having them whitened and their lifestyle.
Teeth whitening results can last anywhere from a few months up to three years, and the results won’t last as long if you don’t maintain a good oral hygiene routine (brushing and flossing twice daily), or if you smoke or drink red wine, tea, coffee or anything else that has the potential to stain your teeth.
Patients who choose professional teeth whitening treatments will also see much better, longer-lasting results than those who use DIY methods.
It’s important to note that no teeth whitening treatment is designed to be permanent, and if you want to maintain the brightest, whitest smile, you’ll need a regular top-up.
How much does teeth whitening in Berkhamsted cost?
Here at Admiral House Dental Practice, we currently offer professional, at-home whitening kits for our patients to be able to achieve the pearly white smile of their dreams from the comfort of their own homes.
This will cost you £445 and includes everything you’ll need to brighten your smile in a few simple steps.
We understand that not everybody can spend so much money in one go on teeth whitening treatments, which is why we’re proud to be able to offer a range of different finance options to help you pay for your treatment – all of which are 0% interest!
To find out more about the ways to pay for teeth whitening in Berkhamsted, or for help applying for finance, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly experts.
How do I look after my teeth once I’ve had them whitened?
If you want your pearly whites to last, there are a few things you can do differently to maintain your teeth whitening results:
- Avoid tea, coffee and red wine
As we touched on previously, tea and coffee have the potential to stain your teeth, so it may be time to start thinking twice before picking up your daily Starbucks or pouring your second glass of rouge in the evening.
- Steer clear of dark sauces
Again, soy sauce, tomato-based sauces, and barbecue sauce can all stain your teeth – which is the last thing you want if you’ve just had them whitened.
Try using white sauces instead and sticking to lighter-coloured foods so that your teeth don’t discolour.
- Maintain a good oral hygiene routine
We think this goes without saying, but keeping up a good oral hygiene routine is always imperative – not just if you want your whitening results to last a little longer. This means brushing and flossing twice daily to remove any plaque build-ups and using a whitening toothpaste once or twice a week to keep on top of your teeth’s new pearly white shade.
If you need additional aftercare advice following your teeth whitening in Berkhamsted, don’t hesitate to give our specialists a call on 01442 863 204, or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.