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Tooth whitening

Information About This Service

Teeth whitening is growing increasingly popular as more people desire to have a whiter, brighter smile. Here at Derby City Dental Care our dentists are highly trained to deliver excellent teeth whitening services that is tailored to you.

What does it involve?
Teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth to lighten them and lift discoloration. At Derby City Dental Care we use a home whitening system that allows you to control the amount you whiten at home. The process involves having custom made mouth guards fabricated that will allow you to put whitening gel in and wear at home so it is more convenient for you.

Is teeth whitening safe?
Studies and research shows that teeth whitening is very safe as long as you stick to dentist-approved methods.

What are the side affects of teeth whitening?
Many patients that undertake teeth whitening treatments do not experience any side affects at all but as with all dental procedures there are some small side effects that may occur.
These are:

o Sensitivity: Some patients may notice that their teeth become sensitive during whitening treatment. This can be managed by using a desensitising toothpaste.

o Gum irritation: Slight gum irritation may occur if any of the gum tissue is exposed to the whitening gel on application. If this occurs there is no need to be alarmed as the gum tissue normally returns to normal shortly after the exposure. By following the whitening instruction correctly gum irritation can be avoided.

o Undesirable results: As every person is different the result of teeth whitening will differ from patient to patient. This can sometimes mean that some patients are left with a different result than what they were expecting.