Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a really simple and effective way to lighten your teeth. 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 lifts off stains from the enamel and only works on natural teeth.

The home whitening kit used at West Street Dental Practice is suitable for all patients who want whiter teeth.  The procedure is quick, effective and pain free, and takes between 2 – 3 weeks to complete.

Will it work on my crowns?

We are often asked if crowns, veneers or fillings will change colour using the whitening gel. Unfortunately, only natural teeth can be lightened this way. However, do not put off your desire to improve your smile, once your natural teeth have lightened you can easily have old fillings and crowns replaced to match your new shade.  

Will it hurt?

Whitening treatments are usually pain free. You may experience some sensitivity but this subsides once treatment is complete.

Will it look natural?

You can choose how many shades you would like to lighten your teeth by before you begin. This will ensure that the colour still looks natural and is in keeping with your skin tone. Alternatively, a bright white Hollywood smile is also achievable! 

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