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Teeth Whitening in Essex & Thurrock

Get a dazzling smile with teeth whitening in Essex & Thurrock. Brighten your teeth and boost your confidence. Book your appointment now!

What Issues Can Teeth Whitening Fix?

Teeth whitening is primarily used to address cosmetic issues related to tooth discolouration and staining. It can help fix the following issues:

  1. Surface Stains: Teeth whitening can effectively remove common surface stains caused by factors like coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, and certain foods.
  2. Yellowing or Discolouration: It can improve the overall colour of teeth and reduce yellowing, making them appear whiter and brighter.
  3. Stains from Medications: Certain medications can lead to tooth discolouration, and teeth whitening can help mitigate these stains.
  4. Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride exposure during tooth development can result in white or brown spots on teeth. Teeth whitening can help even out these spots.
  5. Mild Tetracycline Stains: In some cases, teeth whitening can address mild staining caused by the antibiotic tetracycline.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening offers several benefits, both aesthetic and psychological. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Enhanced Appearance: Teeth whitening significantly improves the appearance of your teeth by removing stains and discolouration. It results in a brighter, more attractive smile.
  2. Increased Confidence: A whiter smile often leads to increased self-confidence and improved self-esteem, making you feel better about your appearance.
  3. Youthful Look: Whiter teeth can make you appear more youthful, as teeth naturally darken with age. A brighter smile can take years off your appearance.
  4. Improved First Impressions: A radiant smile can leave a positive and lasting first impression, both in personal and professional interactions.
  5. Non-Invasive: Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require any drilling or the removal of tooth structure.
  6. Quick Results: In-office teeth whitening procedures can provide immediate results, with noticeably whiter teeth in just one appointment.
  7. Customisation: Professional teeth whitening can be tailored to your desired level of whiteness, allowing you to achieve the shade you prefer.
  8. Safe and Effective: When performed by a trained dental professional, teeth whitening is a safe and effective procedure with minimal risks.
  9. Long-Lasting Results: Although the duration of whitening results varies depending on individual habits, with proper care and maintenance, results can last for months to several years.
  10. Boosted Self-Care: Many people who undergo teeth whitening become more conscious of their oral hygiene and are motivated to maintain their brighter smile through regular dental care.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How white will my teeth go?

We look for a minimum of 5 shades whiter but get an average of 8 shades whiter from your starting shade. This is dependent on the type of staining and the mineral content contained within your teeth so results will therefore vary between individuals.

How long does it take?

You will receive your pre-treatment consultation on arrival, followed by the treatment itself, which takes about 45 minutes. In total, it will take about 1 hour and you will see the results immediately after you have finished.

Do toothpaste whiteners work?

Whitening toothpastes typically only clean surface stains and don’t actually change the color of the teeth. There may be some visible results, but the teeth aren’t actually being whitened.

Are whitening products more effective on teeth with stains of certain colors?

Yellowish teeth respond best to bleaching. Brownish-colored teeth or gray-blue stains respond less well. Blue-gray staining caused by tetracycline is more difficult to lighten and may require up to 6 months of home treatments or several in-office appointments to successfully lighten. Your Tooth Doctor dentist can discuss the best options for your teeth and may recommend veneers, bonding or crowns as a more effective solution.

How long will my treatment last?

The results last depending on your lifestyle, however on average it would last on average about 1 year before you come back to the original shade. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking — all of which can cause staining. This will help preserve the results.

Do teeth whiteners damage tooth enamel?

Studies of whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed little to no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth’s enamel surface.

Does charcoal teeth whitening work?

Charcoal teeth whitening has gained popularity as a natural remedy, but its effectiveness is debated. Activated charcoal may remove surface stains, but it lacks scientific evidence for deep whitening. Consult our dentist for safer, proven teeth whitening options.

Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth and gums?

Teeth whitening is generally safe when performed by a dental professional or using dentist-prescribed home kits. However, overuse or improper application can lead to tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. It’s essential to follow our dentist’s recommendations for safe and effective teeth whitening.

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Some common side effects of teeth whitening may include tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or mild discomfort during or after treatment. These effects are usually temporary and can be managed with dental products recommended by our dentist.

How white can my teeth get with teeth whitening?

The degree of teeth whitening achieved depends on various factors, including the initial shade of your teeth and the whitening method used. Professional teeth whitening can often lighten teeth by several shades, but the exact results vary from person to person.

Can teeth whitening remove stains from smoking?

Teeth whitening can effectively reduce or remove stains caused by smoking. Smokers may require more frequent touch-up treatments to maintain a brighter smile, as smoking can lead to rapid staining.

Can teeth whitening be done if I have sensitive teeth?

Teeth whitening can be performed on individuals with sensitive teeth, but it may increase temporary sensitivity. Our dentist can recommend desensitising products or lower-concentration whitening gels to minimise your discomfort during treatment.

What should I do if I experience severe tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening?

If you experience severe tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening, contact our dentist immediately. We can recommend desensitising products or adjust the treatment plan to address your discomfort effectively.

Why Choose Tooth Doctor for Teeth Whitening?

Tooth Doctor provides prompt and professional teeth whitening treatment with expert clinician trained, GDC registered dentists. You can choose to have teeth whitening treatment at one of our Tooth Doctor clinics in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock. All you have to do is sit back and relax to receive a brighter, whiter smile that lasts.

Up to 6 shades lighter

We use exceptional teeth whitening treatments which are proven to lighten your teeth by up to six shades* in just one hour.

Quality Brands

We use only the most modern methods of teeth whitening, including Boutique Teeth Whitening, Enlighten and Philips Zoom

Tailor-made Treatment

We will make upper and lower impressions of your teeth to create a tailor-made custom tray for you to take home along with the teeth whitening gel for future top-ups.

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