Teeth do tend to stain or discolour with age, particularly if you are a smoker or drink a lot of black coffee. This can be particularly noticeable if you have crowns or white fillings that do not discolour in the same way as natural teeth. Tooth whitening (sometimes referred to as bleaching) can help restore your smile. However, did you know that only trained dental professionals can whiten teeth. Bleaching agents, bought over the internet or applied by people without appropriate dental knowledge, can cause irrepairable damage to your teeth and gums. It is now illegal for anyone other than dentists or their teams to carry out teeth whitening. Go here – www.bda.org/whitening – for more information about teeth whitening.
At Combe Road Dental, we provide comprehensive instructions and tailor-made whitening trays with a full home whitening kit. The process takes about 2-3 weeks and just requires application of the whitening gel for a half-hour per day. Don’t worry if your teeth are all different colours, we can treat individual teeth to achieve a consistent overall result.
Janet bleached my teeth for me and it worked beautifully. My 20-year old crowned front tooth stuck out like a sore thumb, but now the rest of my teeth are the same white and they have stayed that way for months without a top-up.