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Teeth Whitening Inverness

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Unlock the radiant smile you've always dreamed of with Eilertsen Dental Care's Tooth Whitening in Inverness! If you're longing for a brighter, more confident smile, our friendly team is here to help. Our Teeth Whitening treatments are safe and effective. With our advanced techniques and professional-grade products, we can help you achieve stunning results that will make heads turn. Finance options are available, subject to terms and conditions.

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About Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening treatment is a popular dental procedure that aims to restore the natural colour of your teeth or lighten them beyond their natural shade. It’s a key component of dental aesthetics and plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. The treatment involves the use of safe, dental-grade whitening agents that work to remove surface stains and discolouration, resulting in a brighter and more appealing smile.

Causes of Teeth Discolouration

There are several common causes of teeth discolouration. These include:

  • Consumption of certain foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
  • Smoking, which can cause significant staining over time.
  • Ageing, as teeth naturally become darker with age.
  • Certain medications can also cause tooth discolouration.

The impact of teeth discolouration extends beyond aesthetics. Discoloured teeth can also be a sign of underlying oral health issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease. Therefore, teeth whitening treatment can be an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth.

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How Much Does It Cost

Generally, Teeth Whitening at Eilertsen Dental Care starts from £400. However, it’s imperative to understand that this cost can vary based on a myriad of factors, including the number of sessions required. Thus, for a precise estimate tailored to one’s individual needs, it’s advisable to book a consultation with us.

Am I a Suitable Candidate?

In general, suitable candidates for tooth whitening include:

  • Anybody who feels their teeth have become more yellow/stained
  • People who smoke and feel their teeth have become brown as a result
  • People who have teeth have developed with unusual colours
  • People who have staining which may have come about because of childhood illness or medication.

However, here are some factors that can better determine whether you’re a good candidate for tooth whitening:

  • Existing Dental Health – Firstly, your overall dental health plays a crucial role in determining your suitability for teeth whitening. If you have untreated tooth decay, gum disease, or sensitive teeth, teeth whitening may exacerbate these conditions. Therefore, it’s essential to have any existing dental issues addressed before considering tooth whitening.
  • Teeth Colour and Stains – The type of stains and discolouration on your teeth can also affect the effectiveness of tooth whitening. Yellowish teeth tend to respond well to whitening, while brownish or greyish teeth may require more treatments or may not respond well. Similarly, stains caused by certain medications or trauma to the tooth may not be improved by whitening.
  • Restorations and Dental Work – If you have dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or fillings, it’s important to know that these will not whiten along with your natural teeth. This could result in uneven colouring if you proceed with a tooth whitening treatment.
  • Age and Pregnancy – Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under the age of 16 as the pulp chamber, or nerve of the tooth, is enlarged until this age and the whitening process could irritate it. Pregnant and lactating women are also advised to avoid teeth whitening.
  • Realistic Expectations – Finally, having realistic expectations is crucial when considering teeth whitening. While the treatment can significantly improve the brightness of your smile, the results may not always be as dramatic as you might hope. Our dentist can provide a realistic idea of the potential results based on your individual circumstances.

How Do We Do It?

In essence, the whitening gel needs to be in contact with the tooth substance. It doesn’t matter if it is only in contact with one small area the tooth, it will infiltrate through the whole tooth, much like the corner of a sugar cube being immersed in red wine. The longer the tooth is in contact with the whitening gel, the quicker it will lighten.

At Eilertsen Dental Care we use a combination of in surgery immediate whitening and take home kits. The two processes are described below:

  1. In surgery whitening/power bleaching – This process uses the latest LED/laser technology and it is great if you have an important engagement coming up and want that quick fix or if you have very heavily stained teeth which might otherwise take a long time to lighten. The process will take around 2 hours and is a great way to accelerate the whitening process. We give you a home kit as well in order to stabilise the shade of your teeth with when you leave.
  2. Take home whitening – We have our onsite dental laboratory make you specialised trays which fit your mouth perfectly. We will explain how to use the gel safely at home and if there are any special instructions for your case.

A bleached tooth will always be lighter than an unbleached tooth however if your diet contains drinks and foodstuffs which do cause staining you may wish to top up your whitening in 6 months to a year. We will advise you on the best way to look after your trays so you can re-use them when it suits.

The Science Behind

Only Hydrogen Peroxide can safely lighten your teeth. If it is formulated correctly and used in the right concentration it is very effective and safe.

Hydrogen Peroxide does breakdown rapidly (in around 1 hour) into inactive by-products and once this happens it is completely ineffective. At Eilertsen Dental Care, we use Hydrogen Peroxide during the In chair bleaching process because we are continually taking the product off and replacing it.

For the take home kits, dental companies have manufactured products with another agent called Carbamide Peroxide because this produces active Hydrogen peroxide for 6-8 hours.

The British Dental Bleaching Society recommends use of 10% Carbamide Peroxide which gives a sustained release of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. They have deemed this the most effective concentration.

Ideal for Special Occasions

Your special occasion is an event to cherish forever, and you want to look and feel your absolute best. One surefire way to achieve this is through teeth whitening.

  • Boost Confidence: A dazzling smile can skyrocket your confidence, making you feel and look your best.
  • Brighten Your Smile: Years of staining from coffee, tea, or tobacco can be erased, revealing a brighter smile.
  • Look Youthful: Whiter teeth can take years off your appearance, giving you a youthful glow.
  • Memorable Photos: Capture picture-perfect moments with a radiant smile that will be cherished forever.

Following the occasion, the teeth whitening results can persist for anywhere between six months to two years, adding to the overall excellence of the outcome!

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Cautions

  • Word of warning: The tooth whitening gel only affects tooth substance and so does not change the colour of old crowns, bridges or fillings. If you would like to make your whole smile brighter it is relatively simple to replace the old restorations to match your newly bright smile once you have completed your bleaching. We will always take each case into consideration and explain all your options in full before we begin.
  • Side Effects: The only known side effect of whitening is sensitivity. Dental Companies are continually trying to update their products by adding new desensitizers. If you are prone to sensitivity then it is possible that you experience this. However there are other products we can recommend and are supplied in our Smile Care shop which will vastly improve your symptoms. You must also remember that the sensitivity is only temporary.
  • Changes in Tooth Whitening Legislation: As a result of the recent amendment and adoption of that change to the Cosmetics Directive there are now some clear guidelines regarding tooth whitening in the UK. The understanding now of the new position as a result of council Directive 2011/84/EU amending Directive 76/768.EEC is there some some fundamental clear changes.
    • Products sold for the purpose of tooth whitening will be legal again in the UK but only up to 6% Hydrogen Peroxide. (Equivalent to approx. 18% Carbamide Peroxide)
    • For each “cycle” of use, the first use has to be administered by dental practitioners or under their direct supervision if an equivalent level of safety is ensured.
    • These products are not to be used on persons under the age of 18.
    • These products are only to be sold to dental practitioners.

Recommended Reads on Teeth Whitening

Intrigued by the idea of teeth whitening? Your journey to a dazzling smile begins here. We’ve carefully curated a collection of posts that offer valuable insights into the world of teeth whitening. From exploring the various methods to understanding the benefits and aftercare, these articles serve as your comprehensive guide to achieving a brighter, more confident smile. Click here to read.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Some people may experience temporary teeth sensitivity or gum irritation after teeth whitening treatment. These effects are usually mild and subside shortly after the treatment.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The longevity of teeth whitening results varies depending on individual factors such as lifestyle habits and oral hygiene practices. On average, the effects of teeth whitening can last anywhere from several months to a couple of years.

Can all types of stains be removed with teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is most effective at removing surface stains caused by food, drinks, and tobacco use. However, certain intrinsic stains (stains that occur from within the tooth) may not respond as well to teeth whitening treatments.

Can teeth whitening damage tooth enamel?

When performed correctly and in moderation, teeth whitening does not damage tooth enamel. However, excessive and improper use of whitening products may weaken enamel over time.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Teeth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening, but it is usually temporary. Our dental professionals take precautions to minimise sensitivity, and we offer desensitising treatments to help manage any discomfort during the whitening process.

Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?

Teeth whitening is generally safe for most individuals. However, it may not be recommended for pregnant or lactating women, children, individuals with certain dental conditions, or those with allergies to the whitening agents. Our dental professionals will assess your oral health and advise you on the suitability of teeth whitening.

Are there any alternatives to teeth whitening?

Yes, there are alternative cosmetic dental treatments available, such as dental veneers or dental bonding, which can address teeth discoloration. Our dental professionals will evaluate your needs and provide recommendations based on your specific situation.

How can I maintain my newly whitened teeth?

To maintain the results of your tooth whitening treatment, it is essential to practice good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Avoiding or limiting staining substances like coffee, tea, and tobacco can also help preserve your newly whitened smile.

Reasons to get your teeth whitened professionally at Eilertsen Dental Care and not at a beautician or shopping market

  • We are professionally trained to carry out these procedures in an effective and safe manner.
  • We have best access to the evidence base behind why certain products are the gold standard.
  • We have an onsite lab which make trays specifically to your requirements and are on hand to make any adjustments which may be needed.
  • We will provide detailed instruction and demonstration on how to use and look after your trays.
  • We can discuss and future requirements and advice on top up treatments.
  • We can help you manage any sensitivity if you experience it.
  • We can give you integrated treatment plans if you also have multiple old restorations which you want changed having had your other teeth lightened.
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What People Are Saying About Us

Eilertsen Dental Care
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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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We are conveniently located at 📍Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness📍 If you want to visit us for your teeth whitening in Inverness or a nearby area such as Westhill, Allanfearn, Viewhill, Nairnside, House of Daviot, Leys Castle, Culcabock, Inshes, Culloden, Cradlehall, Smithton, Raigmore, or Haugh, reaching us at Cradlehall Business Park is quite straightforward by car or bus. Bus routes including 2, 3, 6, 27, and M39 have stops close to our practice.