Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is the perfect way to brighten a smile for that special occasion, if you’re looking for teeth whitening in Sutton Coldfield, then look no further than Streetly Smiles… here’s a great example of how we can combine teeth whitening with orthodontics to straighten and lighten teeth.

a straight bright smile as a result of dentist teeth whitening
  • are your teeth discoloured and would you like a fresher smile?
  • are you looking for a whiter smile for a special event in your life?
  • are you baffled by the different whitening products and treatments on offer?
  • are you interested to know how white your teeth will go?

Why have teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the most simple and affordable way of improving the appearance of your smile. Having whiter, brighter teeth can make a huge difference to your smile and wellbeing, helping you to look younger and boost your overall confidence.

Can teeth whitening treat all my teeth?

If you have staining caused by tea, coffee, red wine or cigarettes, teeth whitening can remove them to reveal a shiny and more vibrant smile. Other types of food and drink, the ageing process, medication, and damage to the teeth can also cause tooth discolouration that teeth whitening can help improve. However, existing fillings, crowns and veneers will not whiten, as it is the enamel surface of the teeth that changes colour during the whitening process.

Will teeth whitening damage my teeth?

Teeth whitening is very safe and does not damage the teeth. All teeth are assessed before any treatment to make sure that there are no other problems that need to be addressed before the whitening. It is common for some patients to have mild sensitivity of the teeth during whitening, but this resolves after the treatment is finished

How long does it last?

The amount of time your white smile remains is up to you. Whitening treatment can last for many years if you stick to a good daily hygiene routine and cut out excessive consumption of tea, coffee and wine and quit smoking. We recommend that you ‘top up’ your whitening with a single day or night application every 2-3 months to maintain the new colour of your teeth.

Streetly Smiles Dental Care is proud to offer one of the top brands in teeth whitening: Boutique Whitening. With Boutique Whitening, you can whiten your teeth at home, during the day or overnight. We will give you all the information and instruction that you need to get the very best results.

Book a free whitening consultation with one of our dentist today and find out how easy it is to get that fresher looking smile

Please be aware that only a qualified dental professional can legally carry out tooth whitening. It is also illegal for anyone under 18 to have their teeth whitened.

Can whitening your teeth damage them?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that can be done at home or by a dentist. While teeth whitening can have amazing results, it is important to be aware of the potential risks involved. Teeth whitening involves using bleaching agents to remove stains and discoloration from teeth. The professional bleaching agents are gentle and regulated, but some products can be harsh, and if they are used incorrectly, they can damage teeth and lead to sensitivity. In addition, incorrectly applied teeth whitening can also cause gum irritation and inflammation. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a dentist before undergoing teeth whitening, and to follow the instructions carefully. With proper care, teeth whitening can be safe and effective, but it is important to be aware of the potential risks, especially if you go to a beauty salon or someone that isn’t dentally qualified.

Is whitening at the dentist permanent?

While teeth whitening is not permanent, it can last for several years with proper care. Teeth whitening at the dentist is one of the most effective ways to achieve dramatic results. The dentist can use a stronger bleaching agent than what is available over the counter and can also tailor the treatment to your specific needs. However, teeth whitening at the dentist can be more expensive than other teeth whitening options.

Can hydrogen peroxide really whiten teeth?

Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments containing hydrogen peroxide are popular among those looking for an inexpensive way to achieve brighter teeth. But does hydrogen peroxide actually work? According to teeth whitening experts, the answer is yes – but only to a certain extent. Hydrogen peroxide works by breaking down into oxygen molecules, which then penetrate the tooth enamel and break up stains. However, it can also be corrosive, which is why it’s important to use a teeth whitening product that contains a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide (no more than 3%). In addition, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully and not overuse the product, as this can damage the enamel. Used correctly, however, teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can help to achieve noticeably whiter teeth.

WARNING – attempting to use hydrogen peroxide at home by mixing with water and rinsing is incredibly dangerous, can cause serious harm or even death if swallowed. Hydrogen peroxide can burn the soft tissue in your mouth if used like this. You should only ever use any hydrogen peroxide containing products when it has been prescribed and under the supervision of a dentist.

At home blue light teeth whitening

Over-the-counter teeth whiteners are a popular way to achieve brighter teeth without having to see a dentist. These products usually contain hydrogen peroxide in very low concentrations, which bleaches the teeth and helps to remove stains. However, many of these products also contain a blue light, which is used to accelerate the whitening process. While blue light teeth whitening is generally safe, there are a few things to keep in mind before using this type of product. First, it is important to follow the directions carefully and avoid over-use, as this can damage the teeth. Second, it is best to use blue light teeth whitening in moderation, as excessive bleaching can lead to sensitivity and other problems. Finally, be sure to talk to your dentist before using any at-home teeth whitening product, as they can provide guidance on how to use the product safely and effectively.

Things to consider: The at-home kits tend to contain solutions that are not as strong as the ones you get from dentist meaning the results won’t be as white or as quick to achieve. A 2014 study reviewed a decade of research on light-activated sources for tooth bleaching and found that the use of a light did not increase efficacy of bleaching or accelerate the bleaching – so one has to question if using a home based blue light that is not under the guidance of a dentist has much effect at all.

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