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The most common causes of tooth discoloration are caffeine, cigarettes, and aging. So one of the best things you can do for your smile is to brighten it up! Whitening dentistry has taken off in the last few years, with cosmetic dentist Dr. Huseyin at the forefront of its popularity. With numerous satisfied patients, he knows the confidence that comes with having pearly whites
Teeth whitening enables you to improve your smile dramatically and simply giving you a WOW smile very quickly. It enables your teeth to get gradually whiter and is ceased when you are happy with the new colour of your smile.
There are several methods of teeth whitening. The most tried, tested that is also safe, simple and predictable is Nite White. Howell Hill favors this system for being easy to use and cost-effective.
A custom tray is made to fit comfortably in only your mouth after taking simple and quick impressions. It is the special design and manufacture of the trays which ensures our patients always get their desired result.
A special gel is placed in the tray which is then placed over the teeth and kept in place for 30 to 60 minutes once a day for upto 3 weeks until the desired result is achieved.
You can expect to see a big difference after 2-3 days with your teeth appearing healthy and white after 5-7 days. Patients who want a stunning white smile should continue whitening for the maximum 3 weeks.
The colour of the teeth can be checked with the shade guide provided to see what the original colour was, the colour at present and the desired colour. A good way to achieve healthy white teeth is to match the colour of your teeth with the whites of your eyes. For stunning white teeth aim to go beyond the colour of the whites in your eyes.
We expect all our patients to get the result thet desire as long as they follow a few rules below:
1.You must follow our dentists’ advice
2.You are consistent, continuing your whitening night after night ( or in the day ) until your desired result is achieved.
3.You place enough of the gel in the tray ( you should see the gel smeared against the teeth inside the tray )
4.You are not yellowing whilst you are whitening your teeth. i.e you avoid food and drink with excessive colour especially tea, coffee, red wine and curry etc. whilst you are whitening. Otherwise you are counter-acting the whitening process. Purist would advise maintaining a white diet during whitening for the best and quickest result.
You can expect your teeth to maintain their colour for approximately 2-4 years. However if you maintain a normal diet with tea, coffee and other coloured foods these will inevitably discolour your teeth over time. A simple way to maintain your result long-term is to top up the whitening procedure either 1 or 2 nights every 3-5 months if you notice some yellowing of your smile. We suggest you purchase some extra whitening syringes and store them in the fridge for top-ups when required. We also recommend you attend the practice every 3 months for a hygiene clean to remove superficial staining and deposits to maintain your lovely new smile all year round.
Teeth whitening is a simple and safe procedure. We only advise against this procedure if you are pregnant or breast feeding. One side effect during the teeth whitening procedure is teeth sensitivity. This effects patients to varying degrees. It is normal, and is present only during the whitening process and subsides soon after it is stopped. We will give you some simple advice to reduce the sensitivity whilst you get your desired result.