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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a popular, safe and effective procedure carried out here at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick. Moreover, the shade of your teeth can be altered without removing any of the surface of the tooth.

Teeth can become yellow for many reasons but it is most often related to diet and lifestyle. You can read more about these factors here.

Firstly, teeth whitening treatment involves the use of hydrogen peroxide gels in ‘trays’. These trays fit into the mouth like gum-shields. They are applied at home for several hours a day over a number of weeks, until the desired effect is attained.

Here are some of common questions that our patients ask us at our Limerick clinic in relation to teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening FAQ

Best results are achieved by the slow release of hydrogen peroxide within the tray system. Applied daily over a period of weeks, this accordingly achieves significant and sustainable teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening results vary depending on the original shade of the teeth. Moreover, whitening lasts for around one to three years, although sometimes it can last for longer. The teeth then tend to darken slightly over time.

Teeth whitening only lightens the existing tooth colour. Actually, Veneering is the option if you desire a change to a specific shade. Whitening is for natural teeth only. Unfortunately, it will not work on dentures, crowns or veneers. Also, removable dentures that are stained or discoloured can be cleaned by the dentist, but, like veneers and crowns, might need replacing. Your dentist will advise, based on your individual needs.