If you have a daily oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing then you can prevent major discolouration of your teeth from most food and drink products and maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, even with regular care your teeth can develop stubborn stains which require a more intensive whitening treatment.
Combination whitening utilises the powerful whitening of in-chair procedures with the long lasting effect of home whitening kits to provide the most effective stain removal treatment for your teeth.
The treatment process involves three visits to the clinic:
- On your first visit our dentists will examine your teeth and assess the level of discolouration. Impressions will be taken of your teeth to create custom fitted whitening trays for use at home. We will also supply you with a desensitising paste to apply to you teeth ready for your next visit.
- Your second visit begins by preparing your teeth for the power whitening laser treatment. Stourbridge Dental & Implant Clinic we take your comfort and safety very seriously, throughout the laser treatment we will ensure the laser does not touch any of the soft tissue in your mouth, we will also use a rubber dam to protect your gums at all times. We do invite patients to bring along their favourite music for the laser whitening session as it takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the whitening process, this can feel like a long time and every effort will be made to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable. After the laser whitening treatment we will show you how to use the home whitening kit and give you your custom fitted trays. If you have any doubts once you get home the kit includes comprehensive instructions on how to get the best results.
- Your third visit will be scheduled for two weeks after the laser treatment, this will allow the home whitening kit time to take effect and give you long lasting brighter teeth. We will examine your teeth and discuss the results with you to ensure you are happy with the outcome.