Teeth Whitening

A whiter, brighter smile can make you feel more confident, and therefore happier. We can transform your smile with a fast and convenient long lasting treatment.

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How City Bridge Dental teeth whitening works

Both the ageing process and lifestyle can have an impact in the brightness of a smile. Whether it is a passion for a glass of Pinot Noir, the occasional cappuccino, or the need for nicotine that is your weakness, there is bound to be something in your life that is stopping your smile from being the best it can be.

Rather than deprive yourself of the small things that bring you joy, choose tooth whitening from City Bridge Dental.

Unlike over the counter kits and other non- professional procedures, which often achieve unsatisfactory results, our teeth whitening treatments are:

  • Fast and convenient
  • Long lasting
  • Low sensitivity
  • Proven to be safe and effective
  • Performed by a Dental Professional

Teeth Whitening Winchester

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Laser tooth whitening or in-surgery whitening is a procedure that takes place at the dental practice and uses a light-activated bleaching gel to whiten your teeth. The procedure usually takes  approx 1 -2 hours and produces instant whitening results.

Prior to carrying out the procedure you would have a consultation with a dentist to make sure that you are suitable for teeth whitening and to explain possible risks and side effects of the procedure.

The next step will be for the dentist to make a record of the shade/colour of the teeth before the procedure. This is either recorded using a tooth coloured shade guide/chart or by taking a digital photograph of your teeth.

The area is then prepared for the procedure. The bleaching compound usually contains a high concentration of peroxide (up to 6%) and so the dentist will usually place some form of protection around the gums so that only the teeth are exposed to the compound. This involves covering the gums with rolls of cotton and a protective gel material that hardens once applied to the gums. A cheek retractor is used to keep the lips and cheeks away from the teeth.

It is very important that your dentist isolates your gums and lips with a protective material in order to avoid any potential damage or burning. Home whitening kits usually have a low concentration of peroxide so that there is less chance of any damage occurring. Recently, high-strength home whitening kits purchased online and from certain stores have attracted media attention with horror stories of people with badly burnt lips and gums. It’s for this reason that teeth whitening should always be carried out under the supervision of a dentist.

Eye protection (goggles) is also provided to prevent any damage to the eyes from the laser used or any accidental splashes of the peroxide. You can also watch a DVD during you appointment with wireless headphones.

The whitening gel is then applied to the surface of the teeth and exposed to a light or laser, which activates it.  After approximately 15 minutes the gel is removed and the process repeated another 2-4 times. During the procedure some people may feel mild sensitivity in their teeth, which are described as short-lived shooting pains.

The dentist will finally wash off the whitening gel and remove any gum protection before evaluating the final result by taking a photograph or using a shade chart. The results are usually quite dramatic and can often be up to 10 shades lighter. A kit for home whitening can also be provided with custom trays and professional whitening gel.

Many patients’ teeth can be sensitive immediately following this procedure and it is advised to try and avoid hot or cold drinks for a while.

Call us on 0845 519 8563 now or use our online appointment form to book a consultation and start on your way to a happier, healthier smile.

Enlighten Power Whitening

How does Enlighten Power Whitening work?

The dentist first takes an impression of your teeth so that custom-made deep bleaching trays can be produced. Following this, each night for 14 consecutive nights, the trays are to be worn in conjunction with a gentle whitening gel. On day 15 you will have a review appointment with your dentist and if you are happy with the final shade of your teeth no further treatment will be required.  However,  if you would like whiter teeth further home whitening or in surgery whitening can be used to achieve your desired shade.  This technique can result in teeth appearing up to 14-16 shades lighter.

How long do the effects of Enlighten deep bleaching last?

To maintain this effect, the trays should be worn for one night every eight weeks. This technique has been found to be successful, with approximately 95% of all cases achieving shade B1 or even lighter. If used correctly, the results of deep bleaching can be permanent. The treatment’s success is due to the unique design of the bleaching tray, as it allows maximum contact between the whitening gels and the teeth. These gels are specially created to minimise sensitivity while allowing a longer duration of effect.

Does Enlighten deep bleaching cause sensitivity?

As with all teeth-whitening treatments, patients may encounter some sensitivity when using the Enlighten system. However, the treatment combats this temporary effect by providing a desensitising swab, specific to the Enlighten system, that can be used at home. 

If maintained correctly, there is no reason why you should not benefit from the effects of the system forever, and your dentist will be happy to advise you of all maintenance guidelines so you can continue appreciating the benefits of your treatment.

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Suitability for whitening?

Some  people are not suitable for teeth whitening and we will assess your suitability during a consultation. If you have gum disease or other dental health problems, you may need to have treatment prior to whitening.   The teeth whitening process does not change the colour of crowns, veneers or fillings so it is important to understand that you may need to change these to match the colour of your whitened teeth.

How much whiter will my teeth look?

This varies from individual to individual, and also depends on the type of whitening system used. Some people respond very well to teeth whitening and have dramatically whiter teeth as a result, whereas others may notice only a mild difference.  The dentist will discuss this with you prior to treatment and advise the best whitening system for the results you want to achieve.

Does it hurt? What are the side effects of teeth whitening?

Some people experience no pain or sensitivity with their teeth. However, some people will experience sensitivity either during and/or after the initial treatment. This should settle down after approximately 48 hours though. It is advisable to avoid hot or cold food and drinks within the first 48 hours of your in surgery whitening treatment.

Call us on 0845 519 8563 now or use our online appointment form to book a consultation and start on your way to a happier, healthier smile.