If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider.
At Foregate Street Dental Clinic we offer the Pola Day products for teeth whitening. For tooth whitening a method has been developed to clean away very small particles which have become embedded within the enamel structure of the tooth. A gel is used that draws all these particles out of the enamel, without damaging the tooth structure. The clean enamel, like porcelain, will create a lighter shine to your teeth.
Because this is a dental procedure and does not work on fillings and crowns a dental consultation is needed before treatment starts.
We use a home whitening kit that has a low concentration of the cleaning agent. You will be given two custom made trays that fit closely around your teeth, and a box of gel. Once a day you put a small amount of gel in the trays and wear the trays with the gel for one hour at the time. Over time your teeth will slowly turn lighter in shade. It is slower than an in-surgery system but the advantage is that it is safer, causes less sensitivity, and you have more control over the process. The low concentration presents no risk to the surrounding soft tissue.
Tooth whitening is a dental procedure. Only a GDC registered dentist can do the treatment, or refer to another dental professional to do the treatment. Anybody else offering this treatment is in breach of the law and one can put oneself at serious risk of harm, without recourse, by agreeing to treatment by a non-registered dentist.
Home teeth whitening kits are also available to lighten the teeth more gradually. In this case, the trays with bleaching agent can be worn overnight. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependant on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.