We understand the importance of feeling comfortable when you smile, as well as the correlation between a healthy looking smile and self-confidence. Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence have a wealth of experience in brightening smiles, whether it’s home tooth whitening with bespoke moulds for your teeth or air-flow therapy that you’re after – our experts will discuss all of the options available to you.
Teeth whitening is essentially brightening the natural colour of your teeth, without removing any of the tooth’s surface and damaging the health of your teeth. Before having any whitening procedure, your dentist will provide you with a range of shades for you to choose from, this will help determine which procedure best suits the requirements for you to reach your chosen shade.
As we age, our teeth also become darker. Other aspects, such as your diet or habits like smoking; darken the natural colour of your teeth over time. Red wine, coffee & blackcurrant juice; are examples of items that we may consume on a regular basis, which can change the colour of our teeth.
Although our lifestyle may affect the shade of our teeth, the natural colour of them can differ, regardless of our how well we look after our teeth or what we consume on a daily basis. Some people’s teeth may have a darker tint or perhaps a yellow hue to them – as a result, teeth whitening is an extremely popular solution to achieve that perfect, pearly-white smile.
During your consultation, your dentist will gain an understanding of what you want to achieve, to be able to provide you with the options available to you. Air-flow therapy is a great way to remove stains from the tooth’s surface, also benefiting your oral hygiene by providing a deep clean. Whereas, teeth whitening will change the natural colour of your teeth by a certain amount of shades.
There has been a popular surge of ‘home delivery’ teeth whitening kits that you can order online in recent years. However, sometimes an individual may not be ‘dentally fit’ for certain treatments, so without seeking advice from a professional – some treatments might not be suitable and can be detrimental to their oral health.
During your consultation, your dentist will provide you with information on the options that are suitable for your needs, including finance options to spread the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly payments (terms apply).
For an indication of our ‘from’ prices, please visit our treatment fees page.
As a healthcare provider, we have always adhered to high infection control standards. Based on government guidance, our practice continues to adapt and intensify our protocols so our staff can care for our patients safely while the coronavirus remains a threat to everyone’s health.
To help explain these new measures, we have produced a short video: