Delivering premium Teeth Whitening in Hockley at budget-friendly rates. Whitening your teeth can transform both your smile and your confidence.
A brighter look enhances your smile
Teeth whitening is a simple and effective procedure carried out safely and comfortably by our skilled dentists.
Teeth Whitening can transform the way you feel about your smile in a short amount of time, at a smaller cost than many other cosmetic dental treatments.
The process involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. It is a form of dentistry and should only be carried out by a dentist or another regulated dental professional.
How does home whitening work?
At Spa Dental Care Hockley we advocate the use of a home bleaching system.
- During your appointment your dentist will discuss with you the new shade you hope to achieve. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to create your bespoke whitening trays.
- At your next appointment you collect your trays, which are similar to clear, flexible mouth guards. The dentist will explain how to use the trays along with the bleaching gel which you will also be given.
- Using your whitening trays in the convenience of your own home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over 2 to 4 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening
Only go to a registered dental professional for teeth whitening because whitening by people who aren’t qualified, for example in beauty salons, is illegal. Home kits also carry risks. Some home kits don’t contain enough whitening product to be effective. Also, if a dental professional isn’t doing the whitening, the mouthguard provided may not fit properly so some of the bleaching gel may leak out onto your gums and into your mouth, causing blistering and sensitivity.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. It can last from a few months to up to 3 years, however varies from person to person.
The whitening effect will not last as long if you smoke or drink red wine, tea or coffee, which can all stain your teeth
No matter what treatment you use, there’s a chance your teeth may be sensitive to the chemicals used in teeth whitening, particularly if you already have sensitive teeth. This sensitivity is short lived and can be reduced by brushing with a sensitive toothpaste and reducing the exposure time to the whitening gels.
Teeth whitening does not effect the shade of dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers, as it only lightens natural teeth.