Tooth Whitening in Sheffield

Tooth whitening is a way of simply changing the colour of the teeth without changing the shape. At Flint and Flint Dental Surgeons in Sheffiled we use several different tooth whitening systems depending on the base shade of your teeth. There are two main methods of whitening teeth:

  1. The home whitening kit
  2. In-surgery whitening

In-surgery tooth whitening (also known as non-laser whitening)

This teeth whitening treatment is provided at our dental practice in Sheffield. A higher concentration of tooth whitening gel is placed on the teeth. The teeth whitening procedure takes approximately 1 to 1 hour 30 minutes and provides excellent results.

Home teeth whitening

The home teeth whitening kit is provided to be undertaken at home. Impressions of your teeth are taken at the practice, then whitening trays are fabricated. A teeth whitening gel is squeezed into the trays which are placed over the teeth. Usually these are worn overnight for up to 30 nights.

Ultra Combination packages

The ultra combination package is a system combining the home teeth whitening and in-surgery teeth whitening to achieve the best results from the comfort of our dentist practice in Sheffield.

The Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Impressions of the teeth are taken in the Flint and Flint dental surgery. From these teeth impressions, upper and lower bleaching trays are made, which are tight-fitting trays designed for your mouth. Some tubes of teeth whitening gel will be supplied.

A small amount of the teeth whitening gel is placed in the front surface of each tooth - well in the tray. The aim is to cover the front surface of the teeth with a very thin layer of teeth whitening gel. The tray is placed on your teeth, and wiping away any excess. Approximately a third to a half a tube of gel is used per whitening tray. The tray is left in the mouth for 2-8 hours, or overnight. If the teeth are sensitive before starting treatment, then the tray should be placed in the mouth for only 2-4 hours, then any sensitivity checked for 24 hours post treatment.

If there is no increase in sensitivity, then the wearing time can be increased. Gradually over several applications the teeth will lighten. The amount of tooth whitening varies with the individual. Most patients achieve whiter teeth within 2-5 weeks when using the home tooth whitening kit. It is advisable not to drink tea, coffee or red wine, or eat berries or curries after teeth whitening treatment for at least a month.

In-surgery teeth Whitening: Britesmile treatment

The active ingredient is carbamide peroxide for the home teeth whitening kit and hydrogen peroxide for the in-surgery tooth whitening. Both types are in a glycerine base. If any allergies are known or you are aware of an adverse reaction to these ingredients, please do not proceed with this teeth whitening treatment.

As with any cosmetic dentistry treatment there are benefits and risks. The benefit is that teeth can be whitened fairly quickly in a simple manner. The risk involves the continued use of the peroxide solution for an extended period of time. The Teeth Whitening treatment should not be used if pregnant. There have been no adverse reactions but long-term clinical effects are unknown.

BriteSmile pioneered today's teeth whitening practices by spearheading a breakthrough patented blue-light technology called The BriteSmile Whitening System. Our state-of-the-art Teeth Whitening System is quick, effective and gently delivers a naturally brilliant smile. Consider this, in as little as 1 hour, a professional BriteSmile Teeth Whitening experience can yield a brilliant & healthy smile that will last for years. Now that is a breakthrough!

Moreover, BriteSmile is clinically proven to improve oral health while whitening up to 14 shades brighter.

To get your smile back to looking its best, you should choose a teeth whitening method that achieves the longest-lasting results, gives you the most naturally brilliant and uniform look, clinically proven to be safe and effective, uses a low concentration of active ingredient (hydrogen peroxide), administered by one of our experienced Sheffield dentist.

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