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Surgery Process Guide to Teeth Whitening

“The effects of whitening are thought to last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person.” – dentalhealth.org 

This particular type of teeth whitening procedure is carried out in the presence of a dentist or a hygienest. As the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide breaks down, oxygen floods the teeth’s enamel and dentine, resulting in a lighter tooth colour. 


The surgeon will place a shield made of rubber or gel on your gums to ensure they are protected.


A tray of whitening product tailored to your particular whitening needs, is applied by the surgeon to your teeth. The procedure usually takes around 1 – 2 hours.

Complications / Negligence Signs

Sensitive teeth – especially sensitive to cold materials.


Pain or white patches on the gum line.

Surgical Risks

Teeth whitening is generally a very safe procedure, however there are some risks associated with this treatment;

-Severe burns to the gum

– Teeth reacting negatively to the chemicals used


If you would like more information, or sound, impartial advice on the decisions you should consider before undergoing cosmetic surgery, read the S.A.F.E Choice Guide here.

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