Finding the right option for improving the appearance of your teeth.
Put the sparkle back into your smile with safe and effective teeth whitening treatments.
Your teeth may naturally darken as you age – teeth whitening or bleaching can brighten your smile very quickly, leaving you looking younger and beaming with confidence!
It’s normal for teeth to become yellower or for some teeth to look darker than others, even if they are quite healthy. Teeth can also become discoloured if the roots have been damaged or diseased and the nerve inside has died. Whitening treatments will improve the appearance of your teeth without removing any of the natural tooth surface.
The advantage of having teeth whitening at clarence house is that we are properly trained to assess whether whitening is the most appropriate solution for you and we can advise you whether to opt for in-surgery or home whitening.
Your teeth whitening options
Take home whitening system:
This is the original, tried-and-tested method that is carried out at home. The technique consists of applying whitening gel into a special, custom made tray which fits comfortably over your teeth. The tray is worn for a couple of hours each day or night for up to two weeks.
Zoom! In practice whitening
Zoom! In-practice whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the colour of you teeth using a combination of a 6% hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultra-violet lamp followed by the use of a follow-on gel at home in trays that fit over your teeth. The Zoom! Treatment involves using the gel and the lamp in conjunction with each other to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time.
During the procedure, the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and then your teeth will be exposed to the light form the zoom! Lamp for between one and four 15 minute sessions. During the entire treatment, a plastic lip retractor will be placed in your mouth to help you to keep it open. The soft tissues or your mouth (your lips, gums, cheek and tongue) will also be covered to ensure that they are not exposed to either gel or light. You will be provided with ultraviolet filter glasses to protect your eyes as well.
Teeth whitening faqs
Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?
Whilst most people are suitable for whitening, there are a few exceptions which we will discuss with you at your assessment appointment.
For example, if you have had fillings or crowns at the front of the mouth, these will not change colour and may cause a mismatch. Sometimes these fillings and crowns can be lighter, in which case the surrounding teeth could be carefully whitened to match as closely as possible. One of the advantages of having your whitening with us is that we can discuss the most appropriate solution for your particular needs.
Is it safe to whiten my teeth?
As you would expect from clarence house, we only use products that we know to be safe and effective.
Are there any side effects?
It is perfectly normal for your teeth to be sensitive to hot and cold food and drink for a few days after treatment.
When should i whiten my teeth?
Whitening can be done at any time. However, if you are planning some cosmetic work, we would normally advise that you start with whitening. That way, any new work could be made to match the new shade of your teeth, for a consistent white smile.
How white will my teeth be?
We use a shade guide to identify the original colour of your teeth. This allows you to compare your teeth on completion of your treatment with their original colour.
How long does whitening last?
The colour change is permanent although teeth can fade a little over time. However, the amount of fade is minimal and you will not return to your pretreatment shade. With the home system, you can buy the gel and apply it using your existing trays to top up the whitening 18 months – 2 years later.
Did you know ..
With modern tooth coloured filling materials, we can replace existing silver-amalgam fillings so that it’s almost impossible to tell where they are.