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Teeth Whitening in Manchester

HOME BLEACHING SOLUTION

We offer custom-made tray for at-home whitening. The doctor gives the instructions on filling the tray with the bleaching solution and its duration. You usually need to keep the tray for about 20-30 minutes. The bleaching agent in this method usually contains about 10% carbamide peroxide. It’s a favoured option for those who want to whiten their teeth at home. They can do it at their pace with the doctor’s guidance. This out-of-office bleaching may last a few days to a few weeks.

Your dentist may also recommend safe and effective over-the-counter (OTC) whitening kits. Some OTC whitening products are toothpaste, strips, paint-on gel, and chewing gums. These products have the least concentrated level of bleach.

LASER SURGERY DENTAL WHITENING

Laser surgery, or in-office bleaching, is a teeth whitening cosmetic surgery, which doesn’t require anaesthesia because it’s a painless procedure. The process covers filling a gel mixture of hydrogen peroxide and bleach in the tray. The doctor places the tray on your teeth and shines a laser light on it. This activates and speeds up the whitening process. With this, your teeth can become ten times brighter with the help of a cosmetic procedure. The whitening agent in this method is more concentrated than home bleaching solutions and OTC products.

Laser surgery may be precise, but it takes a longer time to work. There are various guidelines to follow to complete the procedure. They are,

  • Using shade indicator to determine the colour and shade of the teeth before surgery 
  • A picture of your teeth for a before-after comparison
  • Coating the lips with SPF lotion for protection
  • Inserting cheek retractor into the mouth, and cotton rolls under the lips.
  • Placing a protective coating over the gums to protect from the bleaching gel
  • Avoiding certain foods and drinks after treatment to prevent staining
  • Using a straw to drink to reduce contact with teeth
  • Brushing the teeth with whitening toothpaste to maintain the whiteness
  • Visiting the doctor for routine check-ups and cleanings

IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE?

Your gums are always at risk of being sensitive to products, be it a professional treatment or whitening kits used at home. If you have sensitive teeth, the risk becomes notably higher. Nonetheless, Teeth Whitening is entirely safe if you do it with a registered dental professional’s help. At Smile Manchester, we only have registered certified professionals with the right training and knowledge. 

Incompetence in this job may cause permanent damage to the teeth and gums. The mouthguard containing the gel must fit properly to avoid leaks and painful burns. There is even a chance of swallowing the gel in the case of leaks.

We strongly urge our patients to heed the following points if you are considering laser teeth whitening:

  • Let the dentist decide if you are an operable candidate for the procedure.
  • It requires multiple treatments and sessions for desired results.
  • At-home bleaching trays may also be necessary as part of the procedure.

IS WHITENING TEETH PERMANENT?

Teeth Whitening is not permanent and lasts for a few months to 3 years. It can last for a longer or shorter time, depending on your lifestyle. It won’t last very long if you smoke, drink alcohol, or do not follow good dental hygiene. The teeth will inevitably fade over time, but you can slow it down with proper care and maintenance. We recommend you continue to maintain your teeth bright and white rather than overdoing teeth whitening.

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