Teeth Whitening in Wimpole Street
Beautiful white teeth convey attractiveness and self-confidence. People with bright teeth tend to be perceived as healthier and better groomed. They find it easier to smile and they exude vitality.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment involving the application of a bleaching agent (usually one containing a small percentage of hydrogen peroxide) to brighten/whiten the teeth (using mouth guards) by two to three shades and so remove significant tooth discolouration to improve their appearance and so restore your own personal confidence in your smile.
Teeth whitening is popular for patients who perhaps have a stain on their tooth/teeth or simply want their overall smile whitened for a brighter and more youthful look.
What happens during teeth whitening?
There are currently three whitening treatment options available at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic:
Home bleaching / At-Home Whitening
This treatment is one you conduct for yourself at home. At your treatment appointment, we will advise you on all the instructions and give you tailor-made mouth guards for you to use for both your upper and lower jaws. The mouth guards are filled with the bleaching agent and so you wear them for 1-4 hours to start with and then during the night.
NB: Teeth whitening as a cosmetic dentistry treatment can only be performed on healthy teeth so prior to the treatment commencing your dentist will carefully examine your oral health including the current condition of your teeth and gums. Tooth decay and periodontitis, if present, must be treated successfully prior to the whitening treatment going ahead.
In-office or ‘chair-side’ bleaching
This is the option to have the bleaching performed here at our dental practice where a bleaching agent, usually 6% hydrogen peroxide, is used. Rest assured that in accordance with a new EU guideline, the bleaching agent used may not contain more hydrogen peroxide than the one we give you to use at home.
NB: It is possible to offer you a combination of home-bleaching and in-office bleaching if you so wish. Please ask your dentist at your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation if this is an option you would like to consider.
This is the second option we can offer here at our dental practice. This method means that we carefully brighten up root canal treated and discoloured teeth over a period of a few weeks. For a duration of 3-5 days, the root canal is filled with hydrogen peroxide (3% concentration), and so the tooth regains its original aesthetically pleasing colour.
Meet your award-winning Teeth Whitening dentist and team…
- We have over 75+ years of combined dentistry experience across our specialist team.
- 10,000+ treatments performed and counting.
- We are leaders in the dental industry – we regularly teach, lecture and publish our research work internationally.
Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry is one of our key clinical strengths at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic here in central London in addition to general dentistry practice. We have the professional capability in terms of qualified cosmetic dentists plus state-of-the-art dental aesthetic treatment methods to achieve high-quality and long-lasting results when tackling significant tooth discolouration and staining through our whitening treatments.
We are flexible enough to offer three tooth whitening methods depending on the treatment schedule you would prefer to commit to with the possibility to combine at-home and in-clinic appointments at the dental surgery where possible.
We genuinely appreciate that our dental patients seek an integrated treatment approach to deliver not just a medically healthy mouth and an excellent standard of oral health but a level of personal comfort and confidence only available to you when you possess an aesthetically pleasing smile. This is why we are proud to offer our premium, multi-disciplinary dental treatments all in one place – here at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic. Contact us to let us help you naturally want to smile with pride in your dental health at every opportunity, today.
The combination of these expertly administered treatments left me not just with a visibly brighter and healthier smile, but also with a deeper understanding of how to care for my teeth. Thank you so much Wimpole Street Dental Clinic!
Who is suitable for Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is designed for most of our dental patients to consider as it can improve the tooth colour by two to three shades by the use of a bleaching agent.
We would advise, however, that whitening is not a suitable treatment to consider in the following situations:
In case of pregnancy or during the nursing period.
If you take the following medicines or substances: chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone, Naprosyn, oxaprozin, nabumetone, piroxicam, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, psoralens, demeclocycline, isotretinoin, tretinoin.
In case of carious lesions ( a small hole appearing on the tooth surface) and/or leaking restorative margins and crown margins within the mouth (simply the gap between your natural teeth and the dental prosthetic – such as a crown – already in place).
If you are under the age of 18.
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