Dr. Naveed Patel, uses a range of teeth whitening techniques, each tailored to the patient’s specific needs.
Teeth whitening involves applying peroxide to the teeth for the duration specified by the manufacturer. The peroxide breaks down on the tooth surface and penetrates the enamel, whitening any discolorations and leaving your teeth looking naturally white. Dr. Naveed will examine your tooth during your consultation, take initial shades and photos of your teeth, and then recommend the best method of tooth whitening suitable for you.
Boutique whitening is a tray whitening technique that whitens your teeth gradually. The whitening gel is applied within custom trays that fit your mouth and can be worn at any time of day or night. This home whitening technique relies on consistency of use to produce the best whitening shade possible. It is recommended that these be worn every night for at least a 2-weeks period. When your treatment is over, you’ll keep the trays to maintain your tooth colour in the future.
Enlighten whitening is the only technique that guarantees brighter teeth; it’s a combined whitening system in which bespoke trays are made of your mouth and worn for two weeks to gradually whiten your teeth. You will return to our practice at the end of the two weeks for a one-hour Enlighten accelerated whitening phase to complete the procedure.
This teeth whitening procedure produces the greatest results. If you follow the Enlighten whitening instructions, your teeth will whiten faster than with any other system. When your treatment is over, you’ll keep the trays to maintain your tooth colour in the future.
Internal Bleaching is a technique for bleaching teeth from the inside out. This is a particularly precise whitening treatment for patients who have one or more discoloured teeth as a result of tooth damage or root canal therapy. Internal bleaching requires accessing the back of the tooth, inserting peroxide, and leaving the tooth to whiten from the inside. Weekly inspections are required to ensure the tooth colour matches to the shade of the surrounding teeth.
Patients may experience a temporary sensitivity during the treatment; we recommend using a desensitising toothpaste to ensure a comfortable and sensitive-free experience. All of our tooth whitening treatments come with verbal and written instructions to ensure that our patients are comfortable during and after the treatment. Dr. Naveed will photograph your teeth and take before and after photos to show you how much your tooth colour has improved.
Teeth whitening is a temporary treatment that lasts as long as you take care of it. What you eat and drink on a daily basis affects the colour of your teeth. Things like red wine, coffee, tea, and foods with artificial colouring, all affect the colour of your teeth, but simple regular top-ups will usually keep the beautiful whitened shade.
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