4 Wades Hill
Winchmore Hill
London
N21 1BG

Telephone - 020 8886 1411

 

Teeth Whitening

  • Teeth Whitening

    Tooth whitening is a procedure involving the use of a specially formulated peroxide gel to brighten your teeth. The gel used is specifically formulated for dental use and should only be carried out by a dental professional.

    We offer two types of whitening:

    In surgery whitening

    in surgery whitening is carried out in the dental surgery using a special whitening laser and peroxide gel.

    Home kit whitening

    Specially constructed whitening trays and peroxide gel are taken home by patients, to be applied and worn usually overnight.

    7 Things you didn’t know about teeth whitening

  1. Whitening is safe, if carried out by a trained professional, whitening is perfectly safe. Based on their knowledge of your oral health your dentist will discuss with you the options available and decide if tooth whitening is appropriate for you and develop an overall treatment plan that gives the desired result.
  2. Only Trained dental professionals can whiten teeth. It is illegal for anyone other than the dentist or their team to carry out teeth whitening. Anyone else offering teeth whitening (e.g. beauticians, hairdressers and salon staff) won’t have the right training or knowledge could permanently damage your teeth and gums and can’t help you when something goes wrong.
  3. The preferred option. Whitening won’t remove the surface of your teeth or change it’s shape. It’s often a better option than alternatives, such as veneers, because it doesn’t involve permanently damaging the teeths structure and is easy to look after.
  4. Selecting the right product for you. Your dentist is trained to know what whitening products will be safe for your teeth and gums. Products provided by non dentists often do not have enough safety data and evidence to support their use; This can result in burned gums and/ or lips or even more serious consequences. Using products that are not appropriate for you will produce poor results.
  5. How it works. A carefully-controlled concentration of bleach is applied to your teeth using specially-made trays that fit in your mouth. Your dentist will be able to discuss with you the level of whitening you want and give you an idea of how many treatments you may need to achieve the shade you’re after.
  6. What to expect? You may experience some sensitivity for a short time during your treatment but this is normal and will soon fade away after completion.
  7. Over the counter kits may not be safe. The products you can buy online or from high street shops often fail to declare the precise chemical used so it’s very difficult to assess their safety. Because of this they should not be considered safe. These products won’t produce the same good results you can expect by visiting your dentist.