Feeling as though everything is perfect for the big day except for your smile?
If it’s looking a little more like something old than something new, you may want to consider tooth whitening to brighten your smile and give you a fresh, youthful appearance in time to walk down the aisle.
At Woodborough House we have several different treatment options available to help patients looking to whiten their teeth.
Our flagship procedure is known as Zoom, which takes a one or two hour session inside our practice. You’ll then take home some bespoke dental trays so you can continue whitening at home.
Different kinds of whitening
One alternative to in-house bleaching are “take-away” kits to let you whiten in the comfort and privacy of your home, with complete control of the procedure.
Inside the kit are specially moulded dental trays inserted over both the upper and lower teeth. These are worn overnight, during the day or at weekends for up to two weeks.
How to whiten your teeth
You’ll squirt a small amount of bleach into the lightweight plastic moulds and place the trays over your teeth before going to bed every night. This has to be done for around two weeks.
One of the advantages of home bleaching is after one week, or once you’ve achieved the level of whitening you like, you can stop and save the rest to ‘top up’ later on.
What to look out for
Sensitivity can occur. If this happens, we recommend patients use some desensitising gel on alternate nights to the bleach, take a break for a few nights or resume with the bleaching when they feel right. Usually sensitivity only occurs if you have sensitive teeth prior to treatment, but it can vary from person to person.
During the 14 day bleaching period, teeth are more porous, so it’s recommended you try not to smoke, drink tea, coffee or red wine. You will also want to avoid eating foods which stain, like beetroot and curries.
Once the bleaching is finished though, you can dive right back into the beetroot, curries and black coffee (if that’s your thing, we’re not here to judge!).
At Woodborough House, all teeth whitening products we use are completely safe – we have even used the products on ourselves!
You can buy solution or whitening toothpaste from our practice if you would like to brighten your smile at any time after treatment.
If you’re interested in having your teeth whitened in time for your big day, why not give us a call on 0118 321 9219 where one of our friendly team will be happy to help.
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