Tailored Teeth Whitening

You may be looking for teeth whitening as a treatment to enhance your smile and help boost self-confidence. As we age, our teeth naturally darken and lose some of their brightness. Teeth whitening can help reverse these age-related changes, making your smile appear more youthful. Many people opt for teeth whitening before special events or occasions like weddings, graduations, job interviews, or important presentations. Whitening can help you achieve a radiant smile for those memorable moments.

Is this the right treatment for you?

A treatment to brighten and perfect your smile.

Teeth whitening treatment can be sought to improve your smile and appearance by addressing tooth discolouration and stains caused by factors like aging, tobacco use, dietary habits, or inadequate oral hygiene. This procedure can enhance self-confidence and positively impact social and professional interactions by restoring a brighter, more attractive smile.

We recommend that you have a hygiene therapy session before bleaching to get rid of any surface stains and plaque using our Guided Biofilm Therapy system.

Besides teeth whitening, our dentists can advise on other least invasive options available to you such as composite bonding, teeth alignment and other cosmetic solutions.

Good to know

Our tailored teeth whitening system is designed to be used from the comfort of your home. You will receive custom made trays and Boutique Whitening Gels. Its high-strength formula is safe, easy to use, and promises stunning results within two to three weeks.

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Teeth whitening can significantly improve the shade of your teeth, and the extent of the improvement will depend on various factors such as the initial colour of your teeth, the cause of discoloration, and existing restorations. It is important to have realistic expectations and understand that the outcome may vary from person to person and your dentist can advise you on that during the initial consultation. Teeth whitening is considered safe when performed by dental professionals following appropriate protocols. However, some potential side effects may include tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or uneven whitening. It is crucial to follow the dentist's instructions carefully and promptly report any concerning symptoms. The duration of whitening effects can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene habits, dietary choices (e.g. consumption of staining substances like coffee or tobacco), and overall oral health. To maintain the results, regular dental care, proper oral hygiene, and occasional touch-up treatments may be necessary

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General Dentist with Special Interest in Teeth Straightening

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The procedure
  1. Dental Health Check, when the dentist will assess the condition of your teeth, check for any underlying dental issues, and discuss the potential outcomes and risks. It is crucial to have a healthy mouth before undergoing whitening treatments and address any underlying dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, before proceeding with teeth whitening.
  2. Photos to document the current shade and 3D digital scan of your teeth are taken (no unpleasant impressions) and sent to the dental lab to make your tailored trays.
  3. Instructions Appointment, when you will receive your personalised kit and detailed instructions on how to carry out the whitening. In a nutshell, you apply the gel onto the tray and keep the trays in your mouth overnight for average of 14 nights. Your dentist will recommend the optimal duration of the treatment based on your individual situation.
  4. Review Appointment, usually after 14 days to compare the progress and result with previous photos.

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How does tooth whitening work?

Tooth whitening works by using agents, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to break down stains on the tooth's surface and lighten the colour of the teeth.

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Is tooth whitening permanent, or does it require touch-ups?

Tooth whitening is not permanent, as teeth can gradually become stained again over time. However, regular touch-ups or maintenance treatments can help prolong the results.

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Is tooth whitening safe?

Tooth whitening is generally considered safe when performed by a dental professional and when the recommended guidelines are followed. However, some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation.

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How long does the tooth whitening process take?

The tooth whitening process can vary depending on the method used. In-office treatments often take about one to two hours, while take-home kits may require several weeks for noticeable results.

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Are there any side effects of tooth whitening?

Some common side effects of tooth whitening include tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or temporary discomfort. These effects are usually mild and subside shortly after the treatment.

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Can tooth whitening improve the appearance of discoloured or stained teeth caused by medications or medical conditions?

Tooth whitening may help improve the appearance of some types of discolouration caused by medications or medical conditions.

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Can I whiten my teeth at home, or should I visit a dentist?

We provide ‘at-home’ professional products, which are prescribed by your dentist. In order to undertake this treatment, you must have healthy teeth to ensure a safe and effective experience.

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Are there any foods or beverages I should avoid after tooth whitening?

After tooth whitening, it is advisable to avoid consuming foods and beverages that are known to stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, or dark-coloured sauces, to maintain the results for a longer duration.

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Will tooth whitening work on dental restorations like crowns or veneers?

Tooth whitening treatments do not change the colour of dental restorations like crowns or veneers. It is important to discuss potential options with a dentist if restorations need to be matched with whitened teeth.

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How often can I whiten my teeth?

The frequency of tooth whitening depends on the individual and the method used. Generally, it is recommended to wait at least several months before undergoing another whitening treatment.

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Are there any alternatives to tooth whitening for achieving a brighter smile?

There are other treatments that can enhance the shade of your teeth apart from teeth whitening. As a first step, you can have dental hygiene therapy which can remove surface stains, tartar and plaque refreshing the appearance and improving the hygiene of your mouth. Other alternatives are composite bonding or porcelain veneers which can improve the appearance of teeth by covering stains or discolouration and improve the shape of your teeth at the same time.

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Will tooth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity can be a temporary side effect of tooth whitening. However, using desensitising toothpaste or following the dentist's recommendations can help minimise discomfort.

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Can anyone undergo tooth whitening, or are there any restrictions?

While tooth whitening is generally suitable for many individuals, it may not be recommended for people with certain dental conditions or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation with a dentist can determine if tooth whitening is appropriate.

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Can tooth whitening remove all types of stains?

Tooth whitening is most effective in removing extrinsic stains caused by factors like food, beverages, or tobacco use. It may not be as effective for intrinsic stains that originate from within the tooth or certain types of discolouration.

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Teeth Whitening in Edinburgh

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