One of the first things others notice about you is your smile – make it stand out with Boutique teeth whitening at Courtyard Dental.
Tooth Discolouration is Natural
Over time, teeth naturally yellow and discolour as your enamel thins with age. The food and drinks you consume also contribute to tooth discolouration, adding stains from such things as tea, coffee and red wine. Certain habits, like smoking, also promote colour changes in your teeth.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that brightens the appearance of your smile. Stains that are on the outside of your tooth can be scrubbed away with an abrasive cleaner or lightened using a specially formulated teeth bleaching solution.
Courtyard Dental can provide you with an at-home teeth whitening kit, which consists of our custom-made flexible trays and whitening gel. The teeth whitening gel gently lightens enamel and dentine, leaving your teeth cleaner and brighter, and helping you look years younger when you smile.
Whiter Teeth at Our Essex Dental Practice
Patients who are interested in teeth whitening can book a consultation with one of our friendly dentists. We will assess your teeth and gums and advise you on how teeth whitening can help you get the smile you want.
Teeth whitening treatment is very straightforward. We start by taking impressions or a scan of your lower and upper teeth, then forward the information to a dental laboratory technician. They use these dimensions to create bespoke whitening trays designed to fit your mouth perfectly.
Once your teeth whitening trays are ready, we will have you come back to our dental practice where we fit the trays and give you instructions on how to use the whitening kit at home. Before you start using the teeth whitening kit, we note the shade of your teeth at the start of treatment, so we can see the difference at your next appointment.
Using Your Teeth Whitening Kit
At home, the whitening trays can be worn for several short periods during the day or overnight, with a small amount of whitening gel inside. The trays are thin and comfortable, almost forming a clear skin over the teeth. These whitening trays are designed to be worn during your normal routine, making them well-suited for busy individuals who aren’t sure whether they have time to whiten their teeth.
Our teeth whitening process is quick and risk-free. In just under five days, you should be able to see a noticeable difference in the colour of your teeth.
How Much Whiter Can We Make Your Teeth?
During our initial teeth whitening consultation, the dentist will be able to estimate the results we can help you achieve. We believe in full transparency and want to set realistic expectations for our patients.
When it comes to teeth whitening, the results vary from individual to individual. Some teeth respond very well to whitening treatment, with dramatically brighter teeth as the result. For other patients, they may notice very little difference in the colour of their teeth before and after treatment.
What to Expect with Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is not an invasive dental treatment. Some patients experience no pain or sensitivity with their teeth. However, the majority of patients who opt for teeth whitening experience sensitivity either during and/or after their initial treatment.
Any tooth or gum sensitivity is usually mild and short-lived and settles down after approximately 48 hours. To offset this sensitivity, we may recommend a special gel or mousse to apply to your teeth. During the first 48 hours following teeth whitening treatment, it is advisable to avoid hot or cold food and drinks.