Teeth Whitening in Streatham
Over time, out teeth naturally darken. This process can be worsened by habits such as smoking, drinking tea, coffee, red wine etc, aging our appearance and causing our teeth to look unhealthy.
When carried out by a dental professional, teeth whitening treatment is safe, affordable and very effective. Nothing quite compares to a brighter, whiter smile which can instantly promote a fresh, healthy, youthful appearance.
What does it Involve?
At ConfiDental Clinic, Streatham, we offer a home whitening system which involves taking impressions of your teeth to construct whitening trays. These are thin, flexible, clear plastic trays which you wear for a minimum of 3 hours, though can sometimes be worn overnight depending on the whitening gel used.
Initially, treatment takes approximately 2 weeks if wearing the trays daily, however, with the home whitening system, you are in control so you can stop treatment once you have achieved your desired shade. You can also commence treatment again at any time should you want to top up, all you need is the tooth whitening gel which can be prescribed by your dentist.
Does it affect my teeth?
It is important to know that teeth whitening is only effective on natural tooth enamel, so restorations such as fillings, veneers or crowns will not lighten. Also, areas of tooth wear or gum recession may not have much enamel, therefore may not respond to treatment as the gel reacts to the tooth’s enamel layer.
For this reason, if you are considering cosmetic dental treatment involving teeth whitening and front restorations, teeth whitening treatment should be carried out first so that the restorations can be matched perfectly to your new lighter shade.
Some people do feel slight sensitivity after teeth whitening but this should soon pass.
If you would like further information on ConfiDental Clinic’s teeth whitening treatment, please contact our reception team to book your free consultation.
Teeth Whitening Before and After
Teeth Whitening (take home kit)