One common wish that our patients express is to have whiter teeth. Even with a good oral healthcare regime, over time teeth can become yellow or stained brown. Drinking tea, coffee, cola or red wine, as well as habits such as smoking, can add to the natural discolouration of the teeth.
Teeth whitening in Bournemouth is an increasingly common cosmetic dental procedure and a brighter, whiter smile is no longer the preserve of celebrities. At Queens Park Dental Team we offer a tray system for use in the comfort of your own home as we have found from experience that this produces the best, most predictable results.
The teeth whitening process works best on lightly stained teeth; if your teeth have darker stains teeth whitening will work – it just takes longer.
At Queens Park we use the White Dental Beauty system for our home-based teeth whitening treatment. If after your consultation you decide this treatment is right for you, we will need to take impressions of your teeth. That's so that bespoke trays can be made to exactly fit your mouth. Every smile is unique so every tray is customised to your needs.
Once the trays are ready, we'll provide you with White Dental Beauty's teeth whitening gel. These gels are produced with a unique patented formula to achieve optimum results. The carefully selected ingredients minimise sensitivity, help keep the teeth hydrated and have a pleasant mint flavour that leaves your mouth feeling really fresh.
You can have a white, dazzling smile in 2 appointments with our Bournemouth cosmetic dentist, with the full course of treatment typically lasting 2 to 3 weeks. By using our tray system, you will also be able to top-up your whitening if the colour starts to change in the future.
More and more people every year are investing in a brighter and whiter smile. But is teeth whitening in Bournemouth suitable for everyone? And is it safe?
It is a cosmetic procedure which involves bleaching the teeth to make them lighter and brighter. It will usually lighten teeth by several shades - depending on many external factors - but will never make your teeth 'perfectly' white.
Professional whitening performed by a dentist involves a consultation whereby an impression of your teeth will be taken which will then be made into clear bleaching guards. A gel will be applied to the mouthguards which will gradually whiten your teeth over a number of weeks.
Unfortunately, not everyone is suitable for his form of treatment. Generally, patients with thin enamel, recession or patients who grind their teeth may be advised against it. Similarly, whitening only works on real teeth, so applying gel to fillings, crowns, dentures, veneers or artificial teeth will be unsuccessful.
Some dentists will deny teeth whitening to patients with sensitive teeth or gums because the bleach can cause minor damage to the soft tissue, lips and gums. They may also advise against it for heavy smokers who have no intention of quitting - after all, smoking is one of the biggest causes of teeth staining and discolouring.
A lot of people can have their teeth whitened and these are usually people whose teeth have turned discoloured from things like smoking, red wine or coffee. Also, teeth that have turned yellow from ageing are also eligible. Patients with fillings, crowns or artificial teeth can still whiten their natural teeth but would then be advised to replace their caps with new ones to match the shade of their newly-whitened teeth.back to treatments