Everyone wants whiter teeth, but what are the best ways of achieving this?
Looking through the internet can be very confusing, is it max white, pearly white, what strength, is it safe to use and the list goes on!!
Tooth Whitening can be an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. The most common cause of dark or yellow teeth is smoking, red wine and tannic acid in tea and coffee. Teeth also darken naturally as we age. Surface staining can be removed by a hygienist but this is usually transient and in time the staining returns. The same is true of whitening tooth pastes which can be very expensive but have a negligible effect on the colour of teeth.
A recent European Directive made it law that only qualified dental professionals can legally whiten your teeth. There is no insurance for people offering whitening illegally. Peroxide products over 6% are banned in the EU as they can cause chemical burns and sensitivity. The EU has approved products that are safe and effective to whiten teeth without removing the surface of the tooth.
Tooth whitening or bleaching as prescribed by a dentist can remove the intrinsic nature of the discolouration and dramatically whiten your smile. The process is well tested and safe when provided by a dental professional.
There are a number of tooth whitening systems which include home whitening, same day tooth whitening or a combination of in-surgery and home. All methods have the potential to improve the colour of your smile. They also require top ups to maintain the colour. At least once every six months to keep your teeth shiny white. Treatment times can vary depending on the system. Home whitening systems use custom made trays that you fill with gel and wear from 30 minutes a day or overnight. Treatment time is usually 2 weeks. Power whitening or laser such as the Phillips Zoom provide same day whitening. The light speeds up the reaction of the whitening product and takes an hour. This achieves the same result as wearing 14 days of trays. Other systems such as Enlighten can take up to 2 weeks.
Many people say that they feel years younger after the treatment, having erased the effects of ageing, coffee and red wine. We are offering a free tooth whitening consultation so if you want to brighten your smile predictably with amazing results contact The Mayhill Dental and Specialist Centre Tel 01600 712020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I just wanted to drop you a line to say what a great job Jason did today. His sculpting is superb – he could take up a second career as a model maker for the animation industry!
Thank you for your superb service, as always
– Pete Bryden [ May 2016 ]
Thank you for the excellent treatment, the implant is amazing and far better than I could have wished for.
– Amanda Morgan [ February 2016 ]
To David and all the Team at the Mayhill Just to say thank you for the excellent, caring treatment I have received over the past few months from yourself and your superb team. The results were far better than I could have wished for.
The Mayhill truly is a centre of excellence in dentistry. Thank you all once again.
– Ray Shepard [ September 2014 ]
Like many medical terms orthodontics is derived from the Greek word “to straighten teeth”. The main reason to carry out this treatment is to provide a dentition that is healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Problems with crooked and out-of-place teeth are quite common in the UK. A recent study carried out in England and Wales found that around a third of 12 year olds would benefit from some degree of orthodontic treatment.
Around 80% of orthodontic treatment in the UK is carried out on children or young adults. Frequently this can cause disruption during important school years. The exam timetable will not change but the correct timing and scheduling of treatment is also crucial. We would advise early consultation, diagnosis and planning as the best way to offset potential problems with the school timetable.
Participation in sport and music, particularly wind instruments can also affect the way orthodontic treatment is managed. Our young patients often require gum shields and guards to protect their teeth at this vulnerable time.
Dr Justin Evans, our specialist orthodontist not only provides treatment of outstanding quality but is highly adept at managing these “busy” young people in a sympathetic and understanding manner. We treat our patient’s at the most opportune moment for them and will not keep them on unnecessary waiting lists.
Private orthodontics allows a wider choice of treatment options which includes tooth coloured brackets, “invisible braces” or lingual which are fixed behind the teeth. Treatment can commence at a time of your choice and there is greater flexibility with appointment times. No referral is needed for both children or adults, and as specialists we can let you know what type of brace would best suit your particular problem.
The cost of private orthodontics will vary according to the type of appliance used and the complexity of treatment. We are also able to offer flexible payment options including spreading the cost of treatment over the length of treatment which makes it more affordable for patients.
Please feel free to contact the practice for further information on the treatment options available . More details can also be found on our website at themayhill.co.uk or tel 01600 712020.
Dear Mr. Guppy,
Thank you very much for looking after me so well. All is good with my implants and I feel like a ‘new woman’! My treatment throughout with you was so easy and relatively painless, so thank you for that.
I look forward to seeing you again in a few months.
– Gwen Brewerton [ February 2014 ]
I thought I would write to say how successful I felt yesterday was. I was rather nervous having had three previous procedures on this tooth elsewhere, none of which had successfully cleaned the root canals out, and all of which had been painful. I am amazed that the operation was totally painless, relatively fast and it was impressive to see how efficiently you both worked, whilst also keeping me in the picture. Afterwards when the anaesthetic wore off, I was again surprised how little lingering pain there was.It was therefore a huge success. Hopefully it won’t recur, and if anything else develops, rest assured I’ll know where to go.
Many thanks again
– Neil [ June 2014 ]
Just to say that I was very impressed with Mrs Tait when I came yesterday. She was not only gentle and kind but was very helpful re my brushing technique. The electric machine was not working after a short time, and she did most of the treatment by hand, and I have to say my teeth feel very good, in some ways better than when I had the electric machine.
She recommended also a brush for me, which is on offer at the moment, which was very helpful. Thank you once again for all you help and attention. I actually enjoying coming now, which is something I thought I would NEVER say.
Best wishes to you all.
– Alison [ May 2014 ]
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for looking after me so well at the Mayhill and giving me “new Teeth”. I cant tell you what a novelty it is to eat on both sides of my mouth! And a special thanks to David Guppy for curing my fear of dentists!
– Kirstin Knight [ March 2014 ]
Thank you for all your help with my teeth and braces. It will definitely make a huge impact.
– Rhian Chapman [ December 2013 ]