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Can Teeth Whitening Damage Teeth?

Teeth whitening needs to be used very carefully (as it does contain chemicals) and the user needs to follow the instructions exactly to ensure it is done in the safest way possible. There has been no conclusive research that teeth whitening damage your teeth long term, but you may experience a few side effects when whitening:

Teeth sensitivity – Using tooth paste designed for sensitive teeth can reduce this, as well as taking a day off from teeth whitening or using sensitive tooth paste in your trays over night
Chemical burn – if the gel comes into contact with the soft tissue of your gum, it can become slightly irritated and leave a white mark – This will usually go within a day

If teeth whitening is carried out in a professional, controlled environment (not over the counter whitening kits), teeth whitening is a completely safe treatment.

Which teeth whitening products should I use?

There are many different whitening products available, from over the counter to professional home kits and in office treatments. It is recommended to not use the over the counter whitening treatments as they are not as effective and could potentially be dangerous to your teeth if used incorrectly.
One of the main reasons why we recommend visiting us for your teeth whitening treatments is to control and manage the whitening in the safest and controlled environment possible. We offer three different treatments for whitening.
The first step for teeth whitening will be at the free consultation where our cosmetic dentist will take an initial shade test and will take impressions of your teeth to be sent to the lab to create your trays. Once your trays have arrive back from the lab, another appointment will be arranged where the cosmetic dentist will make sure the trays fit correctly and will show you how to fit them.


“Dear Ascent Dental Care Solihull
I never thought I would ever say this but actually I like going to the dentist now. Before the practice changed hands the place was dull and boring, old magazines and uncomfortable chairs. Now it’s bright, modern and we can watch TV, it’s great with lovely friendly staff who are very professional. I’ve been given excellent treatment. My teeth have been whitened and I can smile again with confidence. I almost look forward to my next appointment.
Thank you so much

Home Whitening

The cosmetic dentist will explain how to do the treatment at home and how long you need to wear the trays for and how to clean them after. You will be given your trays in a case alongside two syringes (depending on your chosen treatment, some syringes will have a higher concentration for more effective whitening), and a instruction booklet.
You will be advised on what to do if you experience any chemical burns or sensitivity by your cosmetic dentist, and you can phone up at any time to ask questions.
An appointment will be made in two weeks for a shade test and to ensure the treatment is safe and controlled and going the way the patient wants.

Zoom Power Whitening

This is our in office treatment where the cosmetic dentist fits the patient with the trays and zoom gel and puts protective glasses on them as well as protective material around the gums and mouth. Once the whitening is ready, the Zoom power laser will be directed onto the patient’s teeth for 20 minutes at a time.
This treatment is very similar to home whitening, but the zoom laser speeds up the whitening process.

Combination Whitening

This is our recommended whitening treatment as it yields the best results. This combines the home whitening gel and the zoom laser. You get fast teeth whitening results from the zoom laser but the effects last longer from the higher concentration home whitening gel.

How does teeth whitening work?

The chemicals that are used open up the pores of the surfaces on the teeth, lifting any stains and dark shades. You can see results in as little as one visit for combination whitening!

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Home whitening and zoom whitening cost £350 each or for the combination and recommended whitening treatment £495

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