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Tooth whitening
in Maidenhead

Visit A J R Crosbie & Associates in Maidenhead for a professional non-invasive tooth whitening treatment. Give us a call today to book an appointment.

Tooth whitening explained

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot provide a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade. To book an appointment or for further details, call us today. Based in Maidenhead, we serve customers throughout the surrounding areas.

What we can offer you

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Teeth Whitening

Why would I need to get my teeth whitened?

There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older.


Your teeth can also be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can also stain teeth.


Calculus or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or by tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.

What does teeth whitening involve?

Professional bleaching is the most usual method of teeth whitening. Your dental team will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a mouth guard.


The active ingredient in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter.

How long does this take?

The total treatment can usually be done within two to three weeks. First, you will need to consult the dentist. Your dental team will need to make a mouth guard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once your dental team has started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to three weeks, for at least two hours at a time.

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How long will my teeth stay whiter?

The effects of whitening are thought to last between 18 months and 2 years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. Ask your dental team for their opinion before you start the treatment.

What are the side effects?

Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. Others may have discomfort in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.


If any of these side effects continue you should go to your dentist.

Can a single tooth which has been root filled be whitened?

Yes, sometimes dead teeth go discoloured after a root filling. If the tooth has been root treated, the canal (which contained the nerve) may be reopened. The whitening product is applied from the inside to whiten the tooth.

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When might teeth whitening not work?

Tooth whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour. Also, it only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any types of false teeth such as dentures, crowns and veneers.

Our interests lie in:

  • Tooth whitening

  • Gum treatments

  • Cosmetic dentistry

  • Restorative dentistry

  • Dental bridgework

  • And much more

How can I look after my teeth once they have been whitened?

You can keep your teeth white by cutting down on the amount of food and drinks you have that can stain teeth. Don't forget, stopping smoking can also help prevent discolouration and staining.

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I would 100% recommend this excellent dentist. I've used them for well over 20 years, quality, thorough operation, unreservedly recommended. My wife, nervous, was handled with sensitivity and concern. One of the good guys!


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Contact us for tooth whitening in Maidenhead

For more information on all our dental treatments, please do not hesitate to give us a call on:

01628 623584

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