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No matter how well you take care of your teeth, sometimes they’re not going to be as pearly white as you’d like. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with it. There have been huge advances in teeth whitening in Richmond, and so you can easily get the white teeth you’ve always wanted. Here’s how we at The Practice At Mortlake can help you.

When is teeth whitening in Richmond right for you?

If you think you may need teeth whitening, you’re probably just the right candidate for it. There are two main ways that teeth can be stained, and we can treat both.

The first way is known as intrinsic discolouration. This is when the tooth begins to turn yellow or get darker. This comes from within the tooth, so it can’t be treated in traditional tooth whitening procedures.

Extrinsic discolouration comes from the staining of your tooth enamel. This often comes from food and drink, as well as smoking. Teeth cleaning on its own will help reduce these stains.

However your teeth staining has come about, we’ll be able to treat it at The Practice At Mortlake.

How does teeth whitening in Richmond work?

Considering teeth whitening in Richmond? Then you’ll need to know just how it works before you get started. The first thing to do is talk to us at the practice. We’ll talk with you about whether it will be right for you, and walk you through the process.

If it is right for you, then we’ll start by taking an impression of your teeth, so we can have custom moulds made. If you’re going to be using the home treatment, then you’ll fill those moulds with the whitening gel we provide, and wear them overnight. You’ll usually do this for two weeks, before coming back in for a check-up.

In the practice, you’ll get another whitening session, which will complete your treatment and give you the dazzling white smile that you were hoping for.

Maintaining your smile with teeth whitening in Richmond

Once you’ve completed your teeth whitening in Richmond, you’ll want to maintain it. After all, you don’t want to ruin all your hard work. It’s quite simple to keep your teeth looking good. When we carry out the whitening, we’ll give you a special toothpaste, designed to keep teeth white and help with sensitivity.

You’ll also be able to keep wearing the moulds that you made. Use them once a month to top up the treatment and keep them nice and white.

It’s also advised that you avoid staining food and drink, such as tea and coffee. Also, avoid smoking as it’s a well-known cause of tooth staining.

The benefits of tooth whitening in Richmond

Sounds good so far, but what are the benefits of tooth whitening in Richmond? You’ll be able to reap all kinds of rewards if you choose to undergo this treatment.

Longer lasting: You can buy over-counter tooth whitening kits, but they’ll never give you the same effect that we can at The Practice At Mortlake. You’ll get much more long-lasting results with us.

Safe: As we’re overseeing your treatment, this is the safest way to whiten your teeth and get the look you want.

Customised treatment: You’re getting custom moulds made, so the treatment is customised to your mouth. That again gives you the best results, as not a spot in your mouth will be missed.

Overseen by professionals: As you’re working with us to whiten your teeth, you can take advantage of our expertise. We can answer any questions you have, and help you get the results you want.

Is teeth whitening safe?

If you choose to get teeth whitening in Richmond with us, then you’re as safe as can be. We use materials and equipment that are regulated, and therefore safe to use in your treatment. Plus, as we’re overseeing the treatment, we can spot any issues and correct them right away. The same materials have been used in teeth whitening for years now, and so they’re fully recognised as safe for use.

We are a short drive away from Richmond!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

If your teeth are severely discoloured or stained, teeth whitening in Richmond could still help, but it might not be the most suitable treatment. Our dental professionals will be able to assess the condition of your teeth and the severity of your discolouration and will be able to advise you on the best options for you. In many cases, our teeth whitening treatments can help better than tooth whitening toothpaste, and you can also benefit from keeping your customised moulds, enabling you to keep on top of your treatments at home.
There is no set timeframe for how long teeth whitening will last, and this can vary from person to person, as well as depending on the type of teeth whitening treatment you’re opting for. As a general rule, professional teeth whitening in Richmond will last for several months but may require top-ups during this time at home. Certain lifestyle habits can affect how long your tooth whitening treatment lasts, and it is generally advised that you avoid things that commonly cause staining like certain foods, wine, coffee, tea and smoking. One of our dentists will be able to advise you on the best way to keep your smile whiter and brighter for longer.
Whitening your teeth with us should be a relatively pain-free experience. This non-invasive treatment can enhance the appearance of your smile without causing too much discomfort, although it is normal to experience some sensitivity during or after the treatment. We always provide specialist tooth whitening toothpaste which can help with sensitivity, and it should settle after a few days. If you’re struggling with sensitivity, speak with one of our dentists who’d be happy to help advise you.
The effects of teeth whitening in Richmond can last for many months, but it’s never a permanent solution and so you will need to keep up with regular top-ups if you want to maintain your white smile. Your dentist will be able to advise you on how often you should be getting your teeth whitening treatment, but it’s worth noting that results can vary from patient to patient.
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