News 01/03/2021

Why should I go to the dentist for teeth whitening?

Whether you want to remove surface stains or do some deep bleaching, there is a teeth whitening method that can help restore your pearly whites to their original glory.

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures we perform at Benfleet Dental Centre.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening treatment works by gently bleaching your teeth. The concentration is an effective level which does not harm your teeth in anyway.

You will receive a custom-made set of trays which fit over your teeth comfortably. The active teeth whitening gel is placed in the trays and fitted onto your teeth.

Does having your teeth whitened hurt?

Some people experience some sensitivity in their teeth whilst undergoing teeth whitening. This is usually temporary but if you do experience sensitivity, smearing sensitive toothpaste on the affected areas works well. Also, you can put sensitive toothpaste in your custom trays and alternate between the whitening gel one night and using sensitive toothpaste the next night.

Can whitening gel damage your teeth?

There has been no evidence that any person’s tooth surfaces have become damaged in any way after going through with the home whitening treatment.

How old do you have to be to have your teeth whitened?

Patients must be over 18 to have their teeth whitened.

Why should I go to the dentist for teeth whitening?

Only dentists can legally prescribe teeth whitening treatment! Teeth whitening is a safe procedure that whitens and brightens your smile. You will need to have your teeth checked for suitability of the whitening treatment by a dentist. It is ILLEGAL for anyone other than a dentist to prescribe teeth whitening treatment. Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there is no dental professional present and it may put your oral health at risk.

Benefits of teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is fast - Your dentist can offer you high-quality teeth whitening products, including a powerful whitening gel and special trays. Your smile will become whiter in aa little as a few weeks.

Professional teeth whitening offers dramatic results - Professional teeth whitening is the best way to get reliable results. Treatment can lighten your teeth up to eight shades!

Professional teeth whitening is safe - Before your dentist gives you the green light for teeth whitening, they will ensure that your oral health is good enough to pass the procedure. The risks are almost zero, and any sensitivity you encounter should be temporary.

Your dentist will be able to advise you of the best teeth whitening treatments to get your smile looking its best. Call Benfleet Dental Centre today on 01702 557766 to book your consultation and see what our dentists can do to help you.

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Benfleet Dental Centre

8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

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Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
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