Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic procedure that can remove stains from your teeth caused by coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco use. Teeth whitening agents have been proven to remove stains by around 8 shades or more. Results are quick using our in-house whitening service and achieve longer lasting results than over the counter high street treatments. Depending on the individual and the desired result, the time it takes to get those pearly whites can vary from just a few days to several weeks.

What is the solution used to whiten teeth?

Whitening products contain either one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains down into smaller pieces, making the colour less concentrated and your teeth and smile brighter. Our professionals use a range of high quality products including Phillips Zoom Whitening which is the number one patient requested product in the U.K.

How long does teeth whitening take?

We offer in-house whitening, which is a safe and effective technique. It is also one of the fastest forms of whitening, taking about 2 hours to complete. All you need to do is turn up to the clinic, sit back and relax!

How long will teeth whitening last?

Whitening results can last anything between 6 and 12 months depending on your lifestyle and how often you eat and drink staining foods or drinks. The treatment will last longer when patients follow a healthy diet, avoid smoking, avoid teeth staining foods and drinks that cause the damage. Getting into a routine with regular dental hygiene appointments will also help to maintain your whiter teeth. Our hygienist can also get your teeth whiter by removing surface stains with polishing paste and curing lights before applying a fluoride treatment. Custom take-home whitening trays and bleach can last 6 months or longer and can be maintained by the patient as necessary.  We do not generally recommend in-house whitening more than once a year to ensure your tooth enamel and gums are protected.

Is teeth whitening expensive?

The cost varies depending on the services you desire. In most cases custom take-home trays and bleach for home whitening is the least expensive, because it does not require any specialist equipment or materials. Whitening costs more in the surgery because it requires professional staff, materials, and more complex equipment to perform the procedure, however, the results are immediate and effective!

Does whitening work on all teeth?

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures, but it may not correct all types of discolouration which is why it’s important to talk to us before making the decision to whiten your teeth. Whitening will not be as effective if you have had dental treatments such as caps, veneers, crowns or fillings and if your tooth discolouration exists because of medication or a tooth injury.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening is typically a painless treatment. It can sometimes cause mild sensitivity to the teeth and gums, if you suffer from sensitivity then it can feel very tingly at first but this should fade within 5 minutes as the whitening solution works on your teeth. Speak to one of our dentists about ways to avoid sensitivity. They can recommend a special toothpaste to use prior to and after the procedure to fix the problem as well as suggest the best types of whitening. If you do experience sensitivity after treatment, a regular pain reliever will help to reduce the symptoms.

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple, fast and painless process. Long-term, white teeth can help to make you look younger and feel more confident. It is a safe and effective way to lighten your teeth. Other benefits of teeth whitening may include less irritation after eating or during oral hygiene. We recommend that you reapply whitening every 6 months to maintain optimum results.

How do I make an appointment at Putney Hill Dental?

Simply call us on 020 8788 2727 or email our reception team at: info@putneyhilldentalpractice.co.uk to book your teeth whitening appointment.


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