How your cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth

Teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist is an excellent way to boost the appearance of your smile quickly, safely, and with minimal fuss. Harley Street Dental Clinic’s cosmetic team offer two options for patients who are interested in whitening their teeth.

How does treatment work?

teeth whiteningOur teeth are easily stained by everyday living, and even if we think we have a good oral health routine, tooth staining can still happen. Food and drink, smoking, even some medicines, medicated mouthwashes and medical conditions can all cause stains to develop on the teeth. When it’s carried out by a cosmetic dentist, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to get rid of these stains.

We offer both home whitening and power whitening here in our Harley Street clinic. No matter which option you decide on, you will still need to come into the practice for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, because we need to ensure you are in good dental health before we treat you. Otherwise, the chance of developing temporary sensitivity are increased.

If we do spot any health issues, your dentist will treat these first. So, while teeth whitening is a great way to boost your smile before a special event (such as a wedding or a big business presentation) do be sure to leave enough time to complete your treatment.

Your teeth whitening options in Harley Street

1 Power Whitening

Power whitening takes place here in our Harley Street clinic. Your cosmetic dentist will protect your lips and gums and will apply teeth whitening gel to your teeth. A special light is used to activate it; you just sit back and relax for an hour while the gel gets to work.

2 Home Whitening

You are given whitening gel and custom-made trays, which you wear overnight for approximately two weeks at home.