Whitening is not suitable if you are pregnant or have underlying problems with your teeth and gums – which is why it’s so important to come to the dentist for an assessment first.
Unlike online or over-the-counter products, professional whitening means the dentist can prescribe the highest-strength bleaching agent for you, yet adjust it if it causes any problems. This means you’ll get the best possible results with the least discomfort. The dentist is your only option if you want your whitening to work and you want it to be safe.
Whitening only works on natural teeth – so if you are having other dental work, such as crowns, bridges or veneers, make sure you talk to us about whitening too. It’s recommended that whitening is carried out before any restorative work, so your prosthetics can be colour-matched to your natural teeth.
The key to keeping your teeth white in the long term is avoiding the foods and drinks that stain teeth and maintaining your dental hygiene routine. Even so, your teeth will naturally start to darken again after whitening. Keep your bespoke whitening trays somewhere safe so that you can use them for top-up treatments at Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre in the future.