Have Your Teeth Whitened Professionally
Teeth whitening has been growing in popularity throughout Brighton and Hove for many years. Here at Hove Dental Clinic, we strive to continually research and develop our skills using the best techniques, helping our patients achieve the smiles they want.
Our team of cosmetic dentists have many years of experience and use of the latest state-of-the-art technology and cosmetic dentistry equipment to whiten your teeth. So, if you have discolouration or you simply want your teeth to be a shade or two whiter, we’re confident we can meet your requirements.
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Who Are the Best Candidates for Teeth Whitening?
The best candidates for teeth whitening are patients who have healthy teeth without many fillings and healthy gums. Patients with yellow or discoloured teeth respond best to teeth whitening procedures as the results are more noticeable. However, anyone who wishes to have their teeth whitened will normally be permitted to with their dentist’s permission.
Is Teeth Whitening Available on the NHS?
Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic dental procedure and is therefore not generally available on the NHS; unless there is a medical reason for doing so. One reason you might qualify for teeth whitening on the NHS is if your teeth have become discoloured due to a damaged or dead nerve. Other medical reasons for teeth whitening can be discussed with your dentist.
Why Do Teeth Require Whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of the most effective ways to lighten the natural shade of your teeth, brightening your smile.
There are many reasons why people get their teeth whitened, ranging from medical problems to cosmetic improvements. The most common reason for teeth whitening is to improve discolouration that has occurred over time due to ageing, consumption of staining foods, smoking and more.
Teeth whitening helps to restore the natural whiteness of your teeth without damaging the surface enamel. So, whether your teeth have become discoloured due to staining from food and drink or smoking, or they’re simply fading in whiteness due to age, teeth whitening could result in a significant improvement.
About Teeth Whitening Treatments at Hove Dental Clinic
Teeth whitening is a professional cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves bleaching your teeth to make them whiter.
While teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliantly white, it can reduce problems of discolouration and also lighten your teeth by a couple of shades so that they appear whiter.
From instant teeth whitening and lifetime whitening solutions to combination treatments, our dental experts at Hove Dental Clinic can ensure you’re getting the best teeth whitening services Brighton and Hove has to offer.
Why Should You Choose Hove Dental Clinic?
Here at Hove Dental Clinic, we use a combination of teeth whitening techniques to ensure we achieve a bright and white smile for all of our patients. We work together with our dental hygienist to ensure your teeth are sparkling. And what’s more, we can also perform a scale and polish to keep your teeth impressively white for longer.
The Latest in Teeth Whitening Technology
Our dentists stay on top of the latest research and bring evidence-based techniques to the clinic to ensure that you’re getting the best treatments available. We use the latest teeth whitening equipment that will guarantee that we provide you with long-lasting teeth whitening results, while also caring for your teeth.
What Happens During Teeth Whitening?
The dentist carrying out your teeth whitening will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouthguard. The dentist will then tell you how to use the mouthguard properly with a bleaching gel at home. Using your mouthguard, you will be asked to regularly apply the whitening gel and mouthguard for a set amount of time over a 2 to 4-week period.
Another method used at Hove Dental is teeth whitening using ultraviolet light. This process is carried out at the surgery and involves a bleaching product being painted onto your teeth and an ultraviolet light being shone onto them, which will activate the whitening. This process only takes 1 hour.
Caring For Your Teeth After Whitening
During the 24-hour period after your teeth have been whitened, it is important that you care for your teeth properly and do not put them at risk of staining. Otherwise, your newly whitened teeth could be ruined in a matter of minutes.
One of the easiest ways to remember what you can and cannot eat for the first 24 hours after teeth whitening is not to eat anything that would stain a white shirt. This includes foods such as soy sauce, bolognese, red meat, chocolate and all fruits – except bananas.
It’s also important that you avoid drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine, as these will also stain your teeth during the first 24 hours.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene Techniques
The best way you can maintain the teeth whitening treatment is by practising good oral hygiene techniques at home. Brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day is essential for maintaining tooth whiteness and oral hygiene.
You should also floss daily to avoid plaque and tartar build-up on or between the teeth as this can cause teeth to appear darker. After flossing and brushing your teeth, it is also important to use mouthwash to clear any remaining food debris, bad breath and plaque build-up.
If you practice good oral hygiene techniques regularly, the effects of teeth whitening will last much longer and it will also help prevent many potentially serious dental problems in the future.
The Benefits of Treatments With Us
From the moment you walk into our dental practice, you will see for yourself why we stand out. As you meet our highly-skilled and friendly team, any fear of dentists and dental treatment will fly out the window and you will be able to enjoy a dental service that provides the following fantastic benefits:
- Same-day emergency dental treatment
- We provide our patients with a 24-hour emergency service and out-of-hours appointments on request
- We provide a 5-year guarantee on all crowns, bridges, veneers, and other lab work
- Our conscientious staff are extremely sensitive to people living with dental anxiety
- We are independent (we are not part of a dental corporate) and can offer impartial advice
- Convenient, flexible appointments to suit your schedule
- Comprehensive, high-quality, and affordable private dental care for every need – all under one roof.
Maintaining White Teeth & Your Oral Health
Regular dental check-ups are vital for maintaining your oral health and the whiteness of your teeth, helping you avoid the cost of extensive work in the future. Here at Hove Dental Clinic, we advise all of our patients to have a dental check-up with us every 6 months.
Not only will regular dental check-ups help to maintain the look of your whitened teeth, but they will also help prevent poor mouth hygiene, tooth decay, oral diseases and other health-related problems. So, to maintain white teeth and your oral health, do not put off going to the dentist.
Our team of dental professionals can maintain your white teeth and prevent many health problems, through regular check-ups. If you do not attend your dental check-ups regularly, your oral hygiene may decline and the effects of teeth whitening may decline as tooth discolouration sets in through poor oral care.
You can book your dental check-up with the team at Hove Dental Clinic today.
Book Your Teeth Whitening Appointment Today
Undertaking cosmetic dental treatments can be nerve-wracking for some, especially if you don’t fully understand the treatment and how it works. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the teeth whitening treatments we provide in Brighton and Hove. Our team at Hove Dental Clinic will be happy to answer your questions, talk through your worries and discuss your requirements.
If you would like to have your teeth whitened, book your teeth whitening appointment with Hove Dental Clinic today. We would be more than happy to talk through your requirements and discuss the best whitening method for your teeth. Call us today on 01273 900933 to book your appointment and have your teeth professionally whitened.
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