The Sandstone Dental Practice

Teeth Whitening

Creating whiter, brighter smiles with professional teeth whitening in Heswall

Discover a way of giving your smile a new dimension. If you are considering implants or restorations and would like to improve the overall appearance of your smile, we may recommend that whitening is undertaken prior to fitting the new restorations so that everything matches your brighter smile perfectly. If you have had dental implants or restorations at The Sandstone Dental Practice, your dentist can whiten your natural teeth to match the shade of your ‘new’ teeth and create a uniformly bright smile. We use the Pola system, comprising prescription bleaching gel and custom-made whitening trays that you wear at home, either for no more than 2 hours a day or overnight, for up to two weeks. Teeth whitening can only legally be carried out by a GDC-registered dental professional, and is the safest and most efficient way to create a stain-free smile.

How teeth whitening works

If you’ve decided to go ahead with teeth whitening in Heswall, you’ll need to visit us for some detailed impressions so that your bleaching trays can be custom-made. When they are ready, your dentist will supply you with your prescription whitening syringes, which enable you to apply precise amounts of bleaching gel to your trays at home. Wear your trays at home for the advised amount of time – usually over a period of two weeks.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

If your teeth and gums are healthy and you are not pregnant, it is likely you will be a candidate for whitening. But it isn’t suitable for everyone, which is why it’s imperative to consult a qualified dental professional before considering teeth whitening.

The dentist is your only option if you want your whitening to work and you want it to be safe. Unlike over-the-counter or online products, professional whitening means the dentist can prescribe the highest-strength bleaching agent for you, yet adjust it if it causes any problems, i.e. sensitivity. This means you’ll get the best possible results with the least discomfort.

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you will first need to attend a consultation at The Sandstone Dental Practice. Your dentist will carry out a full examination before confirming you’re a good candidate for whitening. If whitening is the right treatment for you, your dentist will take your dental impressions, which will help make your custom-fit bleaching trays will be manufactured. Unlike shop-bought bleaching trays, lab-made trays exactly fit the contours of your gum line, protecting your gums and targeting your teeth more accurately.

No, the whitening gel only affects natural teeth – so if you are having dental restorations such as crowns and bridges, make sure you talk to your dentist about whitening too. It’s recommended that whitening is carried out first, so that your restorations can be colour-matched to your newly brightened teeth.

Whitening is like setting back the clock on the colour of your teeth – so they will start to darken again with age and to collect stains again, just as they would if you’d never had them whitened. The key to keeping your teeth white as long as possible, whether you have them whitened or not, is avoiding the foods and drinks that stain teeth and maintaining your dental hygiene routine. Our hygienist offers air polishing or you can use your bespoke whitening trays for top-up treatments from The Sandstone Dental Practice.