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If you’re looking for whiter teeth, like many people, you might be considering the benefits of having your teeth whitened. Although lots of people may try to use kits that can be done at home, this isn’t often the best way to have your teeth whitened, and it’s more than worth using a professional service, such as the one that our team can provide.

How are teeth whitened by dentists?

No matter which of the available options you choose, the tooth whitening process will always include a bleach, which is usually hydrogen peroxide. This is the same bleach that is used in the kits that you can buy over the counter. However, the bleach that’s used by dentists is much stronger, meaning that it delivers better and longer-lasting results. There are two main types of whitening that you can choose from.

External bleaching

This covers the majority of teeth whitening options and involves having the bleach applied to the outer layer of your tooth enamel. The product when applied soaks right into the enamel, which can lighten the dentin within, therefore making your teeth look whiter than before. This process can be sped up using either lasers or LED lights, depending on which is more appropriate to your needs.

Internal bleaching

Sometimes, we will decide that it is more beneficial for you to have bleach applied inside your tooth. This can be used in cases where there is just one tooth that has become discoloured, which could be as a result of treatments such as root canal. A small hole will be drilled into your tooth, and the bleach can be inserted into it, helping your teeth to become whiter. If needed, this process can be repeated until you are happy with the results.

Why it’s best to visit the dentist for this treatment

While a lot of people may try whitening their own teeth using shop-bought remedies, this isn’t always the best option. There are a few reasons that this is the case.

  • You may not be a suitable candidate for teeth whitening. We can offer you the best possible advice and agree on a treatment that will work well for you
  • We have the right safety equipment that should be used when whitening teeth and this kind of equipment is often not available over the counter
  • Where a mouth tray is used, this is made to fit your mouth, therefore making it much safer and more accurate
  • We will be able to have control over the bleach that is used, and how long it is applied for. We can judge this on a case to case basis, which packet instructions can’t do

Patients usually find that coming to us leads to much better results. We have been trained to perform this kind of treatment, and therefore know how to approach each individual situation.

How long will the treatment take?

It depends on how much of a change you’re hoping to see in your teeth, but many whitening treatments can bring visible results within an hour. You might also need to come back to us for further treatments, but that will depend on how your teeth respond to the initial bleaching.

Is laser whitening an option?

In some cases, laser tooth whitening might be the best choice for you. This is costlier, but also provides quicker – and better – results. It is likely that it will only be recommended in cases where teeth are severely discoloured, due to the fact that there is a higher chance of tooth sensitivity after this treatment.

Where do I go from here?

If you have decided that tooth whitening is something you’re interested in, we can help you. Simply call us to book an appointment, and one of our team will sit with you and have a chat about exactly what you’re looking for.

We have a wide range of treatment types for you to choose from, and we will explain the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one before you come to a final decision.

Together, we will be sure to opt for the right treatment for you, making sure that you are more than happy with the results once the treatment has been completed.

Call on 020 7485 3711 to find out how our team can help you improve your smile.

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