Creating celebrity smiles in Reigate, teeth whitening has rapidly become one of the most popular dental treatments at Ringley Park, helping to remove unsightly stains caused by tea, coffee, certain foods and smoking, as well as to brighten natural tooth colour.
At Ringley Park, we are able to offer patients in Surrey teeth whitening that’s simple, safe and effective – prescribed by your dentist and carried out at home with a bespoke tray whitening kit. The custom-made trays are filled with small amounts of professional-grade whitening gel. To achieve effective tooth whitening, the kits are usually used for about two weeks, however sometimes longer is needed.
If you are considering teeth whitening in Reigate, it’s important to book a consultation at Ringley Park first, so that any cavities or decayed teeth can be treated before whitening.
First you’ll come in and have an impression taken so we can create the bespoke whitening trays that will fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. Then we’ll provide you with whitening gel and instructions on how to apply the gel and how often. You’ll do this at home over a period of two weeks, then come back in for a follow-up appointment.
Will it hurt my teeth or gums?
As with any treatment, there are benefits and risks. The benefit is that teeth can be whitened fairly quickly in a simple manner. The risk involves the continued use of the peroxide solution for an extended period of time. However, recent research indicates that the use of whitening gel close to the soft tissues of the mouth (gingivae, cheek, tongue and throat) is safe.
What results can I expect?
This very much depends on what shade your teeth are to begin with. We recommend having a through professional cleaning before starting a whitening treatment, in order to get the best results. If you follow instructions, you will see visibly whiter teeth.
Will my crowns be whitened too?
No; whitening gel is not effective on artificial surfaces such as ceramic crowns or porcelain veneers. Only natural teeth will be whitened. For this reason we recommend our Surrey patients undergo teeth whitening before having a restoration, so the crown or veneer can be colour-matched to your newly whitened teeth.
How long will it last?
The whitening won’t fade as such, but your teeth will eventually become stained again, just as they did before being whitened. You can minimise this by stopping smoking and avoiding food and drinks that stain, such as tea, coffee and red wine. Regular visits to the dental hygienist will also help prolong your bright smile.
Ringley Park Dental Practice
59 Reigate Road
Surrey, RH2 0QZ
Other appointments may be available by prior arrangement
Phone: 01737 240123
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