Why a cosmetic dentist is a must for whitening teeth

Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly-requested procedures from a cosmetic dentist. It’s one of the fastest and simplest ways to boost the appearance of your smile, so it’s not difficult to understand its popularity. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, our skilled cosmetic team offer three options for teeth whitening treatment: home whitening, power whitening here in the practice, or a combination of both options.

cosmetic-dentistHow teeth whitening works

With teeth whitening treatment, a special dental bleaching gel is used to gently remove everyday stains from the teeth. Tea, coffee, and red wine all contribute to staining of the teeth, as does smoking cigarettes or cigars. Some medicines and medical conditions also produce tooth staining as a side effect. Teeth whitening carried out by a cosmetic dentist is a safe and effective way to remove these stains.

Why you need a cosmetic dentist

There are many treatments available from the internet and from high street outlets that claim to give you whiter teeth. These are often cheaper than the options available from a dentist, but buyer beware – when it comes to teeth whitening, if an option sounds too good to be true, the chances are it is.

The treatments offered at Harley Street Dental Clinic have been extensively tested and have been proven to be both safe and effective. Products available from other outlets are unlikely to have gone through such rigorous testing, which means that not only are they less likely to produce predictable results, but also in some cases they can damage your teeth, gums or mouth.

Teeth whitening should also only be carried out on a healthy mouth, to reduce the chances of sensitivity during treatment. A cosmetic dentist will check you are in good oral health before starting your treatment. At our Harley Street clinic we have a team of dental experts on hand, who can treat health problems large or small before whitening treatment.