For home whitening, we’ll first send your dental impressions to a dental lab, which will manufacture custom-fit whitening trays that target the bleaching gel far more effectively than over-the-counter products. The advantage of whitening your teeth at home is that you can brighten your teeth by as many shades as you want to (it is not possible to go “too white” by mistake) – plus, you can use your trays for top-up treatments in the future if required.
Take-home whitening kits at Rhiwbina Dental
Carried out by a dentist, professional whitening treatment will not damage the surface of your teeth or change their shape in any way.
This will depend on your diet and lifestyle. Whitened teeth are still prone to staining through things such as drinking a lot of tea, coffee or red wine, but with care whitening results can last for several years.
Unfortunately not – whitening can only change the shade of your natural teeth. If you have discoloured restorations, your dentist can discuss the options available for changing them to match your newly whitened teeth.
Some people may experience some temporary tooth sensitivity for a short time after whitening treatment. This is quite normal and will subside after a few days.
It is advisable to avoid staining items such as tea, coffee, red wine and smoking for at least 24 hours after whitening treatment.