About Teeth Whitening
In recent years, more and more people have started paying for brighter, whiter teeth. It’s the easiest non-invasive way to brighten up your smile and our Dental Team at 53 Wimpole Street have been using a wide range of whitening techniques for many years to help our patients achieve great dental aesthetics.
Teeth Whitening can be a stand-alone treatment or used in conjunction with planned Restorative Dentistry, It is also perhaps the most frequently recommended Cosmetic Dentistry procedure.
Teeth can often become stained from smoking and drinking certain foods and due to poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth enhances the appearance of your smile. Teeth Whitening can lighten the colour of the teeth by several shades, depending on the amount of treatments and colour of your teeth prior to bleaching.
At 53 Wimpole Street, our team, Sam Hassan, Bhavin Patel and Talie Christy, can advise you as to your suitability for bleaching. We offer the most effective in-chair techniques (Enlighten®) along with home bleaching kits.
It’s important to note that Whitening of teeth should only be performed by a regulated Dental Professional, such as a Dentist, qualified Hygienist or Dental Therapist.
Some beauty salons and online retailers offer Teeth Whitening, but please be aware that this is illegal, unless a Dental Professional is present and may put your general and oral health at risk.
You can also buy DIY home bleaching kits, but these also pose a risk, as many of these Teeth Whitening products do not undergo stringent safety regulations.
Give us a call today on 0208 935 6809 to discuss what we can do for you and start your journey to a brighter smile!
Important information to consider
1. Teeth Whitening can’t lighten your teeth to be brilliant white, but it can lighten the colour by several shades, depending on the amount of treatments and state of your teeth prior to bleaching
2. Teeth Whitening can be a lengthy process dependant on the result required and discolouration of the teeth, so when you start your treatment, it’s good to be aware that your desired results will take some time.
3. It’s also important to know that whitening your teeth isn’t permanent. It can last from a few months to up to three years.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth, without invasive treatments. Whitening will lighten the shade of your teeth, but can’t completely change the colour of your teeth.
What does Teeth Whitening involve?
Professional bleaching is by far the most effective method of tooth whitening. Our Dental Team at 53 Wimpole Street, will be able to tell you if you are suitable for treatment. Our Dental Team will place a rubber shield or protective gel around your teeth, on your gums, to ensure your gums are protected. Whitening product is then applied to your teeth, using a specially designed tray, which fits securely into your mouth, similar to a Mouth guard. The active ingredient in the Whitening Product is generally Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide.
How long does Teeth Whitening take?
The Treatment is usually performed within three to four weeks. You will require two or three appointments at the Dentist. First, our team at 53 Wimpole Street will need to take impressions of your dentition to be able to produce a tray to fit your teeth (similar to a mouth guard). Once our Dental Team has commenced treatment, you will need to continue treatment at home for best results. This involves consistently applying the whitening product over the course of two to four weeks.
There are also some innovative new products, which can be applied for up to eight hours at a time. Satisfactory results can be seen in as little as one week.
How much does tooth whitening cost?
As Whitening has become more popular, prices have become more affordable, but vary greatly from practice to practice and also depends on the amount of bleaching required for the results our patients are trying to obtain.
How long does it last?
The effects of whitening can last up to about three years, but varies greatly from person to person. Factors that will affect the longevity of your results are smoking, eating or drinking consumables that stain teeth such as red wine, tea, coffee, blue and blackberries and sweets. Our team of Dental experts will be able to advise you on what steps to take to maintain your whiter smile for longer.
Teeth Whitening Experts
Mr Sam Hassan
Mr Sam Hassan
Dr Bhavin Patel
Dr Bhavin Patel