One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments today is teeth whitening. The results are instant and can make a dramatic difference to your smile. Whether you want to add a sparkle to your smile for your wedding day or just perfect your look, teeth whitening is simple, affordable and safe.
As we age, our teeth often get darker through the effects of what we eat and drink. These stains can be treated with a teeth whitening procedure which is safe and efficient. Fortunately, the process of restoring the whiteness in your teeth is both affordable and painless.
Teeth whitening in our Newcastle dental practice is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that has seen a great rise in interest from people that want the ‘Hollywood smile’, without the Hollywood price tag. It is a fantastic way to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery we use the best teeth whitening systems available to achieve amazing results for our patients. During your consultation at our Newcastle dental practice, we will listen to what you want your smile to look like. We will then put together a bespoke treatment plan which may include several different treatments. We offer 3 different teeth whitening packages to suite everyone’s whitening requirements and budget:
You can whiten your teeth at home. This is our intro whitening system suitable for all patients who want whiter teeth. It takes 2-3 weeks to complete.
Enlighten Evolution is the only system in the world to guarantee that the teeth will get to a VITA shade B1 which is the whitest shade on the dentist shade guide.
Teeth whitening or bleaching home-kits can be bought from your local pharmacy or online, and you can also now get your teeth whitened at many beauty salons. However, this isn’t necessarily the solution because your natural teeth may continue to discolour for dental or medical health reasons. You are also at risk of over-bleaching, chemical burns and tooth and gum sensitivity with these techniques.
Professional teeth whitening can only be carried out by a qualified dentist – and luckily for our patients in Newcastle, teeth whitening is something we at Gosforth Dental Surgery are extremely experienced at.
An examination is required before teeth whitening to ensure there are no dental problems. Your dentist will then often refer you for a hygienist visit at our Newcastle dental practice to remove any stains and deposits on your teeth so that you gain the maximum effect from the teeth whitening procedure.
Conditions like tooth decay and gum disease should be treated before teeth whitening is considered, because the bleaching agents can irritate the damaged parts of the teeth and gum and prevent healing.
Healthy teeth often get darker with age or they become stained through smoking or when consuming certain foods, such as coffee and red wine. At Gosforth Dental Surgery, these stains can be treated with a teeth whitening procedure which is safe and efficient.
Teeth whitening uses a bleaching process to remove stains and discoloration of the teeth and give them a whiter appearance. Teeth whitening products contain hydrogen or carbamide peroxide and are applied to the teeth as a gel or paste via a gum shield or tray fitted to your teeth. Oxygen is released into the teeth enamel as these chemicals disintegrate, and this process is what lightens the teeth. We offer various methods of teeth whitening in our Newcastle dental practice that can provide lasting effects for several years.
Anyone who has yellow or brown stained teeth can consider teeth whitening to brighten their teeth to their natural shade of white. If your teeth have plaque or are decaying with nerve damage you can see our dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery for advice on dental treatments and oral hygiene.
While there are no known constraints for pregnant women, they should consult with their physician before having the procedure done.
The materials we use at Gosforth Dental Surgery have been used in dentistry for many years, without issue. The procedure will not damage existing fillings or soften your enamel. Studies have shown that teeth whitening procedures do not result in any structural change in teeth.
The teeth whitening procedure will not change the colour of existing crowns or fillings. There are different techniques for the cleaning and replacement of these restorations. Our dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery will explain all the options to you.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery we use the best teeth whitening systems available to achieve amazing results for our patients. We offer 3 different teeth whitening packages at to suit everyone’s whitening requirements and budget:
During your initial consultation at our practice in Newcastle, your dentist will give you information on what to expect for duration of whiteness for each type of teeth whitening treatment available.
It is not painful if done by a skilled dentist that takes care in the amount of gel used with proper gum protection. However, sensitivity during and after the treatment may occur in some patients. During your initial consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will provide you with desensitising agents to minimise teeth sensitivity.
The whitening effect on your teeth is dependent on your overall health, oral hygiene, life-style choices, diet, and the type of teeth whitening treatment used. Results can last for much longer with simple maintenance, and by wearing whitening trays for 1 night every 2 or 3 months. Your dentist at our Newcastle practice will always advise you on the best maintenance method suitable for you.
Alternatives to teeth whitening are slightly abrasive whitening toothpastes, crowns and veneers, and having teeth scaled and polished by our hygienist in Gosforth Dental Surgery.
When visiting our dental practice in Newcastle, our dentist will advise you on the cost of teeth whitening treatment appropriate for you and also what price payment plans are available. The cost depends on the type of teeth whitening procedure, and also on any pre-dental treatments that may be needed.