Professional Teeth Whitening in Edinburgh

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a great and easy way to improve the appearance and colour of your teeth. Over time teeth can become discoloured or stained and teeth whitening can predictably lighten the teeth shade. It is a safe treatment when carried out by our experienced dental professionals. It is non-invasive to the tooth structure and can avoid the need for extensive treatment like veneers or crowns.

Tooth whitening is simple and the majority of the treatment is carried out at home. After an assessment moulds are taken of your teeth, so customised bleaching trays can be made. They will fit very precisely to your teeth and around your gums. These trays will hold the bleaching gel against your teeth and they are worn over night for 2-3 weeks. Photos are taken before and after the treatment so you can see the difference.

Teeth remain lighter for about 2 years, but it is simple and cost effective to ‘top-up’ the bleaching from time to time by purchasing more whitening gel from the practice.

Teeth Whitening FAQS

How white will my teeth go?

Whether you are looking for a subtle freshness, or to combat significant discolouration, our product offers the flexibility to address all concerns improving the overall appearance and health of your smile.

Are there any dangers with teeth whitening?

The treatment is minimally invasive and practical whilst offering a safe aesthetic solution.

Will the treatment whiten crowns, veneers or fillings?

The treatment has no detrimental effect on existing restorations which remain colour stable throughout and following treatment.

How long does the treatment last?

The brand we use offers longer lasting results within a shorter time frame. The results can last for years with regular maintenance.

Will the treatment hurt?

Treatment sensitivity is resolved with potassium fluoride incorporated into the gels. There are 4 choices of strength and a stabilised pH to avoid damage to your teeth whilst optimal water content minimises sensitivity.

Can everyone get their teeth whitened?

There are very few limitations to whitening healthy tooth structure. A full examination with your dentist beforehand is important. It’s worth remembering that one important restriction is to avoid having it done by someone other than a dentist.
The kit we use is also Kosher and suitable for vegans. We would suggest avoiding whitening if breast feeding or pregnant although there are few studies or evidence which show it is harmful.

What age do you need to be legally to have your teeth whitened in the UK?

The legal age for teeth whitening in the UK is 18.

Will tooth whitening cause permanent damage to my tooth enamel?

There is no risk of permanent damage to your enamel.

Are there any foods that I should avoid to keep my teeth white after treatment?

To maintain a bright white smile avoid food and drinks that make your teeth susceptible to staining such as tea, coffee, red wine and curry. You should also avoid smoking.

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