Tooth Whitening in Stafford

Tooth Whitening

We are committed to offering our patients the latest and most effective treatments.

You may have heard of tooth whitening or seen celebrities that have undergone it, but wondered what exactly is tooth whitening, what is involved and is it suitable for me?

Tooth colour is a very individual thing: it can darken as we get older and is affected by food and drinks like tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Whitening can be a really effective way to lighten your teeth by a number of shades, although it won't dramatically change your tooth colour.

There are various different treatments available and the active ingredient is usually hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. It lifts off stains from the enamel and only works on natural teeth; for advice about stained or discoloured dentures, crowns and veneers, ask us at the practice.

We can offer at home whitening which involves the making of whitening trays and you fill these with whitening gel and wear overnight for a two week period.

How long the effect of treatment lasts varies: it won't last as long if you smoke or your teeth come into contact with staining foods and drinks. Some people may experience side effects which are usually temporary. They can include sensitivity to extreme temperature; white patches on the gums and gum discomfort. Speak to us if symptoms last longer than a few days.