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Here at Dental Concepts in Hampshire we often see patients who are unhappy about the colour of their teeth. During an initial consultation, we do a thorough oral health check and discuss your treatment options. We are proud to offer teeth whitening systems such as Pola Tray home whitening kits and Zoom!.
To help you, we have put together the top questions we are asked most frequently by patients who are considering having their teeth whitened.
Dr Shilpa Chitnis works on the majority of our teeth whitening cases and has given many a patient a beautifully brightened up smile. and has been doing so for many years. Here are a few questions Shilpa has answered for us:
Question: Does the treatment hurt?
Dr Shilpa Chitnis: Tooth whitening may cause sensitivity during or after treatment, a sore throat or discomfort in the gums. All of these side effects are usually temporary and will disappear within a few days of treatment. It is important to tell us if you experience any of these symptoms as we will be able to advise how best to cope in the meantime. Here at Dental Concepts, we offer Zoom! in-surgery whitening and Pola Tray home whitening kits.
Question: Do I really need to avoid coffee and red wine afterwards?
Dr Shilpa Chitnis: Some foods and drinks stain the teeth, which is what causes most of the discolouration in the first place. Avoiding things like coffee and red wine will help you to maintain the effect of the treatment for longer. Stopping smoking will also help prevent your teeth from staining too. It is important to understand that tooth whitening doesn’t last forever but there are things that you can do to keep your healthy white smile in tip-top condition.
Keeping your oral health at a peak is also helpful, so ensure you brush twice a day, floss regularly and visit a dental hygienist as often as they recommend. You can book your hygiene appointment by simply calling us on 01256 893 517
Question: Why can’t get it done at my local beautician?
Shilpa Chitnis: Tooth whitening can only be carried out by a dentist or a dental hygienist or dental therapist under prescription of a dentist who is registered with the General Dental Council. It is illegal for anyone else to offer tooth whitening and this law is in place purely to protect the public.
Would you ask your dentist to carry out a leg or bikini wax before you jet off on holiday?
Hopefully the answer to that is no because they are not trained to correctly heat the wax, apply it, or carry out the treatment safely. The same goes for tooth whitening.
Here at Dental Concepts our team members Drs Manish Chitnis, Shilpa Chitnis, R Beena Assraff and Prashanthi Dokuru have had the right training and knowledge to properly look after your teeth and to know whether the treatment is actually suitable for you and to carry it out without damaging your teeth or gums.
If you have any questions about having your teeth whitened, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options.
Drop into the practice at Unit 1B, 132 Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3BE or call us on 01264 313 999
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