What is tooth whitening?
Using tooth whitening gels, the colour of your own teeth is lightened. These products contain peroxide(s), which actually bleach the tooth itself rather than just removing staining. The peroxide gels come in different concentrations – the higher the concentration, the more effective the whitening can be.
What options do I have?
Teeth can be whitened at Richard Miller-White in just one appointment by using power whitening products. By protecting the gums and lips the dentist prevents any unnecessary damage that may otherwise occur in the hands of someone less skilled and not professionally trained.
Alternatively you can use a professional home whitening kit, under the supervision of Richard Miller-White. With custom made whitening trays which fit your mouth perfectly, you avoid any of the whitening gel and reduce any unnecessary gum irritation or damage. Home whitening may take up to seven days or more to achieve the best results, although white teeth can be seen after just one application.
After treatment, the colour of your teeth is significantly altered. To avoid treated teeth becoming stained again, you should avoid/reduce smoking and steer clear of strongly coloured drinks, such as red wine, espresso coffee and cranberry juice.