Tooth whitening is what we can provide as part of your smile makeover. See what else is available here.
Did You Know
*It is illegal for beauty salons to offer teeth whitening without a dental professional present. If this has happened to you contact the General Dental Council.
"My teeth have never been so white; all work carried out has been to the highest standard"
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Tooth staining can be caused by many things including aging, smoking, tea, coffee, red wine, trauma, nerve degeneration and old restoration work.
Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that removes stains from enamel and dentine, restoring original whiteness to natural teeth.
Tooth whitening is the most requested cosmetic treatment in the UK. However we advise you to avoid DIY home kits and whitening carried out by non-dental professions* (for instance in beauty salons) as these carry the risk of blistering burns caused by leaked bleaching gel.
In the hands of a trained dentist or dental hygienist, tooth whitening is the safest, effective and least intrusive method of lightening teeth. It is generally not available on the NHS (unless there's a medical reason for it) because it's considered to be a cosmetic treatment.
What We Offer
At Drayton House we offer the 'home whitening' system. Evidence shows that the 'home whitening' system is more consistent than in- surgery treatments and achieves optimal results.
Home whitening involves the use of a clear gum shield into which a whitening agent is applied and then worn overnight. You will have bespoke mouth trays made just for you.
Sometimes patients are sensitive to the whitening agent. We can offer different strength gels, allowing those with sensitive teeth to choose the best concentration for them. A weaker gel will work just as well, just take longer. The gel has a pleasant spearmint flavour and is non acidic.
Patients report seeing improvements from the first application and you can expect the results to last for at least a year before needing a 'top-up'. Every patient is different dependent on their lifestyle.