The instant way to a whiter, brighter smile
Tooth whitening lightens and brightens the teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and will greatly improve how your teeth look and feel.
Teeth whitening that actually works
If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of the yellow or brown stains on your teeth, professional teeth whitening is an effective option to consider at Swindon. Unlike the toothpastes and treatments you can buy over the counter or online – which are at best, ineffective and at worst, dangerous to use – teeth whitening at Aurora Dental and Implant Clinics is safe and pain-free.
What to expect from tooth whitening treatment
You will have two appointments – at the first we will take impressions of the teeth to make a custom tray into which your tooth whitening solution will be placed. About a week later you will come back for the tray to be tested for fit. We will show you how to start using your whitening kit at home.
Zoom! In-practice whitening
Your Zoom! treatment begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving only the teeth exposed. Once the whitening gel is applied the advanced power chairside light is activated for 15 minutes. This is repeated three times during each whitening session. Zoom whitening takes less than two hours in the chair before you walk out with a whiter, brighter smile!
Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?
Almost. There are a few patients for whom whitening may not be advisable, which is why it’s imperative to only have teeth bleaching done by a qualified dental professional.
Why get my teeth whitened at the dentist?
The dentist is your only option if you want your whitening to work and you want it to be safe. Unlike over-the-counter or online products, professional whitening means the dentist can prescribe the highest-strength bleaching agent for you, yet adjust it if it causes any problems. This means you’ll get the best possible results with the least discomfort.
How do I get started with teeth whitening?
If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you will first need to attend a consultation at Aurora Dental and Implant Clinics. Your dentist will carry out a full examination before confirming you’re a good candidate for whitening. If whitening is the right treatment for you, your dentist will take your dental impressions, which will be sent to a lab where your custom-fit bleaching trays will be manufactured. Unlike generic bleaching trays, lab-made trays exactly fit the contours of your gum line, protecting your gums and targeting your teeth more accurately.
Can you whiten crowns or bridges?
No, the whitening gel only affects natural teeth – so if you are having dental restorations such as crowns and bridges, make sure you talk to your dentist about whitening too. It’s recommended that whitening is carried out first so that restorations can be colour-matched to your newly brightened teeth.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Whitening is like setting back the clock on the colour of your teeth – so they will start to darken again with age and to collect stains again, just as they would if you’d never had them whitened. The key to keeping your teeth white as long as possible, whether you have them whitened or not, is avoiding the foods and drinks that stain teeth and maintaining your dental hygiene routine. You can also use your bespoke whitening trays for top-up treatments that you can get from us at a further appointment.