How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Whitening works by opening the microscopic holes in the tooth structure. It is very effective and will lighten, brighten and whiten teeth significantly, however the end result is different in every person.
Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under 16 and pregnant or lactating women.
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But a few people have amazingly white teeth, especially after they lose their deciduous teeth, which are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. As a person ages, teeth often become darker due to changes in the size of the tubules within the tooth, which shrink, and as a result, the enamel becomes less porous.
Everyone is different, and just like skin tone and hair colour, tooth colour varies between individuals as well. As we age, our teeth can become stained by various bacterial pigments, foods, drinks, a lack of oral hygiene and tobacco stains, and it is also possible for certain antibiotics to cause tooth staining.
Bellissima Facial Aesthetics can offer our professional consultations and tooth whitening treatment to reduce the staining of your teeth, by lightening the existing shade of colour. If you are interested in booking a consultation with Dr C V Elliott BDS, please contact us.
After an initial consultation and examination, an impression of your teeth is taken using a mould, which will be used to construct bespoke trays to fit your teeth. The moulding process takes only a matter of minutes to complete, after which the impressions of your teeth will be sent away for the trays to be produced. Once the trays are ready, you are supplied with the whitening agent, a gel, and shown how to use it.
Length of Procedure
Once you have the gel and your trays, along with your usage instructions, which would normally be to wear the trays overnight, the treatment will usually take between 1-3 weeks, depending on the darkness and suitability of your teeth.
This procedure is safe providing you follow the guidance and instruction you have received in the application of the product, however in rare, cases; some patients may sometimes experience a transient sensitivity.
Not Suitable for
Patients whose teeth have areas of decay
Patients with unhealthy gums
Air Flow Therapy is a pain and risk free treatment to remove superficial staining from teeth. Airflow uses a combination of air, jet water and sodium bicarbonate to polish and clean teeth dramatically.