What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening provided by Dental Care Professionals is the safest way to whiten your teeth using hydrogen peroxide gel.
All patients requesting to whiten their teeth will need to attend a Whitening Examination with a Dentist, this appointment is to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
Why might I choose to whiten my teeth?
- To gain a natural looking whiter smile
- Non surgical e.g. Your teeth do not need to be drilled
- Inexpensive in comparison to other cosmetic procedures
We offer three Teeth Whitening Packages:
1. Home Whitening, this treatment is designed to lighten the colour of your teeth using hydrogen peroxide gel in custom made whitening trays in the comfort of your own home and at a time suitable for you.
Treatment involves having impressions taken of your teeth and coming back to the practice at a later date to collect your whitening trays, gel and instructions of use. This method of Teeth Whitening will generally need to be done for approximately 14 consecutive days to gain the best results.
2. Zoom Whitening, this treatment is provided at McGrath Dental by one of our Dental Therapists under the prescription of a Dentist, the appointment is normally for 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will start off your appointment having a whitening hygiene appointment (this is not as in depth as a routine 30-minute hygiene appointment). This Teeth Whitening method is designed to lighten the colour of your teeth using hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultraviolet lamp to gain maximum results in the shortest possible time.
Treatment involves placing a rubber retractor around your mouth to help keep your mouth open. Your lips, gums, cheeks and tongue are all protected, so they are not exposed to the gel or ultraviolet light.
3. Combination of Home and Zoom Whitening, this is our most popular Teeth Whitening option as patients will gain quick results from the Zoom Whitening initially and then complete their whitening treatment at a time a suits them.
It is important for patients to be aware of any potential risks with teeth whitening such as tooth sensitivity and relapse. All risks will be discussed by your Dentist and are written within a consent form you will be required to read, understand and sign before going ahead with any treatment.