Affordable Teeth Whitening in Streatham
A closer look at this popular cosmetic dental procedure.
Ask almost anybody to name a cosmetic dental procedure and the vast majority will mention ‘teeth whitening’. This is certainly a well known treatment and very popular with patients at the Confidental Clinic in Streatham.
There are many reasons for this, including the fact that it is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures available, but also in that it is highly effective and can create a significant improvement in a person’s smile in just a short period of time.
Teeth can become discoloured for many reason including staining food and drinks, such as red wine and tea. Smoking too can cause very heavy discolouration. Even with the best diet and oral care in the world though, the reality is that the inner part of our teeth darken as we get older and can lead to a discoloured and sometimes yellowing effect. Whilst there are teeth whitening toothpastes available, these contain very little bleaching ingredient for safety reasons, which in turn renders them more or less ineffective. They can be useful to help maintain whiteness a little longer following a teeth whitening procedure, but, by and large, patients should expect minimal improvement from them.
At home teeth whitening
At the Confidental Clinic, we offer dental patients from Streatham and surrounding areas the opportunity to whiten their teeth by up to eight shades using our personalised home teeth whitening kits. As each person’s teeth are shaped differently, we first of all take impressions and use them to produce whitening trays which fit over the teeth comfortably and securely. This is important as the bleaching agent can cause burns to the soft tissues of the mouth if allowed to leak.
We will discuss your hopes and expectations for the treatment with you and prepare the whitening gel to your specific requirements. Whilst some patients desire the whitest white that is attainable, others prefer to whiten their teeth just a little to where they feel they still look most natural.
The trays are worn at home for a few hours a day (we usually recommend a minimum of three hours a day) for approximately two weeks. Naturally, our dentists are always available for consultation should any questions or concerns arise. Once your treatment is complete, you will notice a significant improvement in the whiteness of your teeth and we are certain that you will love your new smile and will feel more confident as a result.
Once you have the trays you can use a whitening gel, prepared by our dental team, to top up the whiteness periodically. There are no long term risks to your teeth providing that you use a dentist to oversee this procedure. Please do not use any other whitening outlet as these are now illegal, to say nothing of being potentially dangerous!
If you would like any more information about our teeth whitening procedure, or any other dental treatment, please call the Confidental Clinic of Streatham on 020 8674 2052.