Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Tooth whitening can not only remove stains on your teeth caused by coffee, smoking, and wine and just generally ageing unfortunately! But it can also be a fantastic and cost-effective way to boost your confidence and self-esteem because your entire face can be lifted with a white and bright smile!
We have all heard negative stories about potential side effects of teeth whitening and nobody wants to take risks. Many beauty salons actually offer teeth whitening, however, this is actually illegal if there is no qualified dentist present, and it may actually even put your oral health at risk. But you’re in expert hands with Dr. Culbard who champions the aesthetic benefits of this treatment.
FAQs – It’s ok to ask for more information – you’re in expert hands!
But please also remember that Dr. Culbard will cover all of this and more during your consultation and any subsequent treatment.
How does it work?
A very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface, the whitening ingredients in The Boutique System used simply penetrate the tooth enamel to reach all the discolouration in place. The oxygen molecules from the whitening agents then react with the discoloured molecules in your teeth, effectively destroying the bonds that hold them together.
Am I suitable?
Teeth whitening is not suitable for anyone aged 16 years or younger and nor is it suitable for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding, however, as long as any cavities in place are fixed prior to treatment and all teeth have been professionally cleaned then The Boutique System is completely suitable for you! And remember, Dr. Culbard will carry out a thorough consultation and dental assessment before any treatment is provided.
Does it hurt?
There is no pain involved with teeth whitening although some people may have teeth that are sensitive to peroxide. This means there may be some sensation during the procedure and some discomfort after when drinking or eating hot or cold drinks, however, the product favoured by Dr. Culbard is The Boutique System which has been designed with integrated potassium nitrate to reduce any sensitivity. It also has a high water content to keep teeth hydrated – perfect!
How long does it take?
Following the consultation, Dr. Culbard will provide a bespoke home teeth whitening kit which comprises of a four-week supply of Boutique Whitening gel with unique whitening trays customised to suit only your mouth. The turnaround time from assessment to provision of the trays will be two weeks and treatments can be assessed during the fortnightly aesthetic clinics at Soprano Ice Edinburgh should you choose.
But best of all, the results are permanent!
How safe is it?
Perfectly safe (and legal!) when carried out by a registered and qualified dentist professional, and as winner of the Best Young Dentist in 2018 at the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards UK, Dr. Culbard certainly is qualified! You will not damage any other work you have had done meaning any existing fillings, bridges, veneers and crowns will be unharmed by any whitening treatment you have done.
What if I have fillings, caps, veneers or crowns on my front teeth?
Dr Andrew will assess your teeth prior to having the tooth whitening treatment, however it is important to remember that restorations (fillings, crowns, bridgework and veneers) do not whiten, so be prepared for your teeth to potentially look whiter than the restorations in your mouth. This is only an issue if they are on your visible front teeth. You may wish to speak to Andrew about replacing any restorations should you wish to continue with the whitening.
How much does it cost?
The team at Soprano Ice Edinburgh pride themselves on providing the highest standard of customer care and always listening to client needs and expectations.
Prices for teeth whitening start from £350.