Teeth whiteningTea, coffee, red wine, fruit juice and smoking can all discolour your teeth. Teeth whitening is a simple and cost-effective treatment that can reverse years of staining and is a great way to quickly change your smile. We create a naturally enhanced colour, without the ultra-white Hollywood dazzle. If you’ve never had a treatment like teeth whitening before, it can be a little daunting. We’ve answered your top teeth whitening questions.

Will professional teeth cleaning be enough to whiten my teeth?

Professional teeth cleaning is often sufficient at removing external stains, but it won’t significantly lighten your teeth. This is usually the first step in the overall whitening process and our experienced hygienists will ensure you have a comfortable, thorough cleaning session and can recommend a home care regime to help you get the most out of your whitening procedure.

Can I have white teeth without spending a lot of money?
Your initial consultation is £50 (redeemable against the cost of whitening). The consultation involves meticulous assessment of your tooth discolouration type and degree as well as general dental health. Our in-surgery teeth whitening is £750 and our home teeth whitening is £425.

Can I do teeth whitening at home?
In-surgery whitening is quicker but home whitening under supervision from your dentist can be very effective and is an increasingly popular and cost-effective way to whiten your teeth. Home whitening using gels provided by your dentist is a reliable, safe and proven technique to whiten teeth. Most people achieve their desired result within two to four weeks.

I have a crown on a front tooth; can I still undergo tooth whitening?
White fillings and crowns will not change colour when you whiten your teeth. Depending on the degree your teeth lighten, it may be necessary to replace old crowns and fillings with whiter versions to match the new shade of your teeth.

I have had a root canal treatment on my front tooth; will this still lighten?
Teeth that have been endodontically treated respond very slowly to external whitening and some do not respond at all. It may be more effective to perform internal bleaching on the tooth in question and your dentist will discuss the timing and procedure for this.

Will whitening make my teeth sensitive?
It is common to feel some sensitivity after whitening procedures – so don’t panic if you experience heightened sensitivity as a result of this! Within your teeth, 97% of enamel and dentine is made up of the mineral Hydroxyapatite. Dental erosion and other harmful processes in the mouth can cause loss of this mineral and damage to tooth structure, often resulting in sensitivity. The use of dental products containing nHAp to remineralise weakened enamel is one of the most recent and exciting developments in dentistry. Our in-surgery whitening gel uses an advanced composition of six per cent hydrogen peroxide and nHAp.

Interested in finding out more? If you’d like to find our more or book a teeth whitening consultation please call us on 0207 487 2711, or email info@localhost