Teeth whitening has to do with bleaching the teeth to make them look brighter and whiter. It is a cosmetic treatment and a suitable way to maintain a healthy and bright smile. However, most people need help with this.
Most people consider teeth whitening for different reasons, including discolouration due to smoking, stains from tea, coffee or red wine, or age-related changes.
Fortunately,our professional practice offers quick and safe professional teeth whitening treatments to remove the stains without damaging your teeth or gums. We have treated many patients, and thousands of them regained their confidence from a brighter and whiter smile.
Teeth whitening are of two types: in-practice whitening or at-home teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is a task only dental professionals (registered with the General Dental Council) can provide. We offer the most suitable teeth whitening options, and whichever you choose, we assure you that it is safe and effective.
Before starting the teeth whitening treatment at our practice, we will invite you for an initial consultation to double-check that your teeth are suitable for the process. During this consultation, we will:
This procedure of teeth whitening can make your teeth six shades whiter within an hour. For the procedure, our dentist will apply a gel on your teeth and use a special blue light to quicken the whitening process.
For at-home teeth whitening, our dentist will give you a teeth whitening kit which contains gels and trays for use at home. You will put the gel in the tray and wear it overnight or as recommended by the dentist. This kind of treatment usually takes about a few weeks before getting the shade of white you need.
Home teeth whitening kits are also given as a top-up after the in-practice whitening.
Internal teeth whitening is usually recommended for people who have a darker tooth after having a root canal.
For this process, the hole created on your tooth during the root canal will be reopened, and the whitening gel will be put into it. After that, the dentist will close it with a temporary filling. The dentist may repeat this process two to three times a week apart. When this process is completed, your dentist will permanently close the hole with tooth-coloured fillings.
To make your teeth whitening last longer, it is essential to care for your teeth after the treatment. Maximise the effect of your teeth whitening by doing the following;
Before having a teeth whitening treatment, you need to know the following;
If your dentist says you are not suitable for teeth whitening, they may give you other options to consider, like crowns or veneers. However, these are usually more suitable if you have particularly damaged or discoloured teeth.
Your dentist will discuss all these options and more during the initial consultation.
If you wish to have a healthy and bright smile, our dentists at Smile Clinic London will be glad to help you bring this dream to a reality. Reach out to us today or call us on 0207 139 8611 to schedule an appointment.