Have some questions about teeth whitening? Read on!

Do you feel like you want and deserve a brighter, whiter smile for the coming summer months?

If so, come and see our team!

At Dee Kay Dental, we are happy to meet patients who want to undertake teeth whitening Sheffield, and can advise you on the best way to meet your aesthetic goals using this method, as well as which shade of whitening would best suit your face.

So, if you want to know a bit more about teeth whitening Sheffield, read on for answers to common questions that we are asked.

How long does it take to whiten someone’s teeth?

When it comes to teeth whitening Sheffield, which is typical and uses bleaches, it will usually take around 14 days.

During this, you will need to undergo an initial whitening, which will involve our team applying the bleach to your teeth in the clinic. After this, we will send you home with whitening gels and a tray, which you will wear at night.

After the 2 weeks are up, you will need to come back to our surgery for the final whitening session. During this process, we can whiten your teeth up to 18 shades.

Can I have my teeth whitened if I have porcelain fillings?

You can, but it may cause an uneven look.

For people that have porcelain or composite fillings, our team will usually advise you to have another whitening method performed, such as porcelain veneers or composite bonding. This will allow your teeth to have a uniform colour, which will look more in keeping and help you to feel better.

If you only have a few porcelain fillings, then it may be advisable to have your teeth whitened using bleaches, but we will generally analyse suitability on a case-by-case basis.

Is it safe to have my teeth whitened if I have gum disease?

No, it isn’t!

Gum disease is a serious dental issue that can cause damage to the jawbone and can prompt your teeth to fall out if it is left untreated. As a general rule, our team will not allow anyone to have their teeth whitened if they have gum disease, and we will focus our efforts on reversing the gum disease first.

Will it make my teeth sensitive?

In years gone by, having your teeth whitened would have certainly made them more sensitive.

However, today, the bleaches and other tools that our team uses are designed with anti-sensitivity agents built in, so there should be no long-term issues with sensitive teeth.

If you do find that there is a problem with your teeth hurting after you have had them whitened, please contact our team for help and an assessment.

How can I keep my teeth white?

When you have had your teeth whitened by our team, the best way to keep them as bright as you can for as long as you can is to engage in daily brushing and flossing and avoid eating foods that can cause staining.

So, you should refrain from activities such as smoking, drinking soda, black coffee or red wine, as all of these can cause discolouration of the teeth. Also, while it is a tasty additive to curries, you should also avoid turmeric, as this can yellow your teeth too.

Our team at Dee Kay Dental will be more than happy to give you a top-up whitening kit, along with a tray to wear at night, which will help you to keep your smile brighter and whiter for longer.