As we get older our teeth naturally darken. A few bad habits in the form of red wine, coffee, tea and smoking all add up to stained and discoloured teeth. That’s where Sweet Smiles can help! Whitening your teeth is one of the most cost effective cosmetic dental treatments which can give you a more youthful look and a brighter, whiter smile.
Sweet Smiles Liverpool are proud to offer our patients the very latest technologies when it comes to teeth whitening. Whether you choose to have your whitening treatment in the practice in an hour or use a home teeth whitening system, the professional team at Sweet Smiles will guide you every step of the way ensuring you are left with a dazzling Hollywood white smile.
What does teeth whitening entail?
An initial consultation is always the first step with teeth whitening. We’ll discuss with you which whitening option is the best one for you. Please be aware that whitening only works on natural teeth, any fillings, crowns or bridges you may have won’t change colour.
So what options are available to you?
Take home kits
We will make a customised, bespoke whitening tray by taking an impression of your teeth. Once these trays are made you will be given professional advice on how best to whiten your teeth at home to ensure you get the best results. This is a slower process which may take up to two weeks to reach your desired result. The great thing about home whitening trays is that they can be reused in the future when you feel like your teeth may start to discolour again.
This is a specialist whitening procedure that is only offered in surgery by your dentist. It is used for a single tooth that may have discoloured after root canal treatment. Using the same hole created to be able to root canal treat the tooth (therefore no extra tooth is removed) the whitening agent is placed into the tooth and sealed in place with a temporary filling. This process may need to be repeated several times until the tooth is at a matching shade to the surrounding teeth. Once satisfied with the shade, the tooth is filled back up with a filling to match the new colour of the tooth.