Frequently Asked Questions
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the teeth. Professional tooth whitening does not cause the removal of the tooth surface so it is completely non invasive.
- Teeth can become darker with age
- Teeth can discolour due to food and drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee
- Smoking can discolour teeth
- Certain antibiotics can cause tooth discolouration
- Trauma to the teeth can cause them to discolour
Tooth whitening can be a very safe and predictable way to lighten the natural colour of the teeth.
At Heathcote House the dentists will do an extensive examination of the teeth to give their expert opinion upon how successful tooth whitening will be in each individual case.
The effects of tooth whitening will last for several years. If you smoke, drink a lot of tea, coffee or red wine the teeth will naturally discolour quicker. The dentists at Heathcote House will give you their advice on how to maintain the whiteness of your teeth.
At Heathcote House we advise regular visits to the dentists so that they can help to maintain optimum dental health.
At Heathcote House most cases of tooth whitening are carried out using a professionally designed home kit. A tray is made that fits the teeth perfectly and a professional bleaching product is placed in the trays next to the teeth.
Some tooth whitening cases can be done in the surgery at Heathcote House but the dentist will give you their opinion on which case will work best for you.
Using the professional home kit a fantastic result will usually be achieved in three to four weeks. The dentists at Heathcote House will regularly review each case to make sure that all is going well.
Some patients report slightly increased sensitivity of the teeth and gums during the whitening procedure. These symptoms are usually temporary but the dentists at Heathcote House will review regularly to deal with any complications.
At Heathcote House most cases of tooth whitening cost between £280-£320.
Each individual case will be assessed by the dentist so that a more accurate estimate can be given.