Tooth Whitening

It is  not unusual to need a little help keeping your smile bright and white. Smoking and drinking tea, coffee or red wine can all discolour your teeth. They may also lose their whiteness with age.

Only dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council, like our dentist, are allowed to whiten teeth,our professional tooth whitening treatments can repair discolouration quickly and safely without damaging the enamel or any other part of your teeth,  you can be sure it’s safe and effective, without the sensitivity of some other whitening treatments, you’ll have a helpful initial examination where our dentists will expertly assess your teeth to make sure they are suitable for a whitening treatment, .during this examination they will:

  • Check that your teeth and gums are healthy and suitable for whitening, sometimes, teeth whitening isn’t suitable due to poor dental health
  • Discuss  teeth whitening
  • Show you on a chart what shade of white you can expect to achieve and to ensure a natural-looking result
  • Give you an idea of how long it will take

The home tray system we use here at Chapel House dentistry in Hereford allows you to choose the shade you want in the comfort of your own home, extra whitening gel can be purchased from us so that you can top up your white smile.

Before undergoing whitening treatment your dentist will professionally remove stains from your teeth using a high-specification air polisher. A Prophy-Jet uses water, air pressure and baking soda this procedure  gently buffs the surface of your teeth and removes surface stains, so that you are sure of great results from your whitening treatment.

How is home whitening treatment done?

We will produce bespoke whitening trays for your mouth, after your air polish we would fit your trays for you show you how to fill the trays with the whitening gel and explain how often to use the products and any possible side effects. After treatment use a whitening toothpaste, brush and floss regularly to remove plaque that causes staining and reduce your intake of food and drink that cause staining.