Can I restore my teeth to their natural colour?

One cosmetic treatment that has become popular for people from all walks of life is the ability to replenish their smile via teeth whitening Harley Street.

With daily life playing havoc on our teeth, mouth and gums it is no wonder that the naturally white smile begins to diminish and dull over time. From coffee stains, to red wine stains to the general wear and tear of life, having the shade of your teeth show these signs of ageing or lifestyle habits can impact an individual’s self-esteem.

Luckily for every individual on the planet, teeth whitening Harley Street is an affordable, comfortable solution that provides amazing results.

How does Zoom whitening work?

Zoom whitening is just one of the methods offered to re-creating your dazzling smile. This particular teeth whitening Harley Street treatment is carried out in house.

As with all treatments and procedures the starting point is a consultation. This process enables your dental team to decide whether or not this is the best treatment for you. After all, for those with bridges, crowns and veneers, the better option would be to replace them before sitting in the chair and undergoing the whitening process.

If this treatment is the one for you, then the following appointment will be a thoroughly deep clean of the teeth, mouth and gums. This is carried out by your dental hygienist and is the same process as when you have your routine appointments. Once any plaque, tartar or any other debris has been eliminated from the mouth, the whitening can begin.

Now whilst we want to whiten the teeth, we also want to protect the gums from burning which is why a barrier gel is applied to the areas surrounding the teeth. This is of extreme importance as it ensures that the bleaching gel is focused entirely on the teeth rather than damaging the surrounding gums. Once the protective barrier is in place, the bleaching gel is applied carefully to the visible surface area of each tooth. It is then time to sit back and relax whilst a specialist light is focused on the teeth which activates the teeth whitening Harley Street.

Once time is up, the bleaching agent is carefully removed from your teeth and your dental team provides another thorough clean. Your brightened smile can then be visibly noticed and all within a 45-minute appointment.

How much lighter can my smile become?

Depending on the severity of the stains, it may be that you are looking for quite a few shades lighter than your current smile. Zoom whitening is able to get your teeth 16 shades lighter in just 14 days. Whilst this may sound like a lot, it may be that this still does not reach the shade you are after. If this is the case then additional top-up treatments will be discussed with your dental team.

Will this last my lifetime?

Whilst a dazzling white smile for eternity with no further discolouration would be amazing, in reality it is not possible. However, the results of Zoom teeth whitening Harley Street can last up to a year providing you avoid the bad habits such as smoking, vaping or reduce the caffeine and wine drinking. Luckily, there are top-up gels available to assist, so ask your dental team about them so as to keep your smile dazzling for longer.

Brightening up your smile with teeth whitening in Harley Street

Each day our teeth go through a series of obstacles, from crunching down on biscuits to chewing gum repeatedly and being soaked in liquids each time we drink. Whilst this is of course unavoidable, the types of food and drink we consume can be altered within our diet so as to protect our teeth from stains. Removing red wine, caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee, and cutting down on sugary consumables can work wonders. For some these steps may be big, for others they may be minor changes.

Whilst the above changes can make a huge difference, if the discolouration has already set in, it may be that you are searching for a way to renew the appearance of your teeth and recreate the white gleam that they once had. This is where teeth whitening Harley Street comes in.


What options are available?

For those who have had a bad experience within a dental practice, visiting the dentist can engender feelings of discomfort, anxieties can arise and an overall sense of fear can take hold. For those people, visiting the dental practice for any form of treatment or procedure may be something they tend to avoid. However, this is no longer necessary. Whilst we cannot change past experiences, we can create new, positive associations with your visits to our dental practice. Our team from receptionist through to the dentist are there to work with you, so as to achieve your dental dreams and whilst the occasional visit is needed, there are options available with many treatments that are primarily home based.

An example of this is the whitening option carried out at home. As with all treatments and procedures, a consultation will need to happen first and it will be during this time that a blueprint for your custom-made dental trays will be created. Once the trays are manufactured, you will be called in for a quick recap and to be presented with them. It is then over to you. These dental trays fit snugly and comfortably to your teeth for just a few hours a day, whether it be daytime or overnight is your choice. With a whitening gel placed inside the trays within around two weeks visible results can be seen.

For those who have no anxieties surrounding visits to the dentist, it may be that they opt for the Zoom teeth whitening Harley Street treatment. This process is carried out within the dental practice and essentially requires the patient to sit in a dental chair whilst a lamp is placed over the area activating the bleaching process. This suits patients who are after a quick re-colouration before a special event or for those who do not want to build gradually with the whitening process.

Or for the people who are unsure about which route to follow, it may be that a combination of the above two processes is carried out. Either way, when looking into treatments and procedures it is important to discuss your concerns, no matter how big or small, with our dental team. By doing this, together you will be able to come up with an option that not only suits your physical needs, but also your emotional needs.

Harley Dental Street Clinic: sparkle with teeth whitening

At Harley Dental Street Clinic, we have teeth whitening Harley Street to counter the effects of drinking red wine and caffeine, smoking, poor oral hygiene and the use of certain medications. While you may not realise it, food can also stain your teeth and brushing and flossing alone is not always enough to counter the effects of these things. It can impact people’s self-esteem when they see their smiles looking off-white in photographs or in the mirror, and while you can’t necessarily achieve a brilliant white finish if it isn’t your natural colour, your results with teeth whitening will still be much improved.


How does teeth whitening work?

Here at our clinic, we are proud to offer two different treatments for teeth whitening Harley Street, depending on your requirements. We have both Zoom! and Enlighten treatments. Zoom! offers the option to lighten your teeth at home or have a combination of this and treatment in the practice with us. Enlighten is used at home and has a guaranteed B1 shade. With both systems, you will have custom-made trays manufactured to fit your teeth. You will then be provided with the whitening gel to put into the trays for you to wear for a few hours a day or overnight. You will normally do this for a couple of weeks. With Zoom!, there is then the option to come to us for a final hour’s treatment, where we will use a special light for your teeth as well to get the best results for them.

Which treatment should I choose?

The best way to find out about which treatment would be right for you would be to book in for an initial consultation with us here at our practice. We will be able to examine your mouth and discuss the teeth whitening Harley Street options that are available to you. Often the decision about which treatment to go for can depend upon a range of factors, including time, lifestyle and preference. Some patients feel reassured that they will get professional treatment in the practice with Zoom! for example, and they want to pursue this treatment plan as a result. Other patients prefer the flexibility offered by a home treatment. If they have the trays at home, they can wear them at a time that suits them and they don’t need to stick to an appointment scheduled at the practice. In fact, the beauty of a home whitening treatment is that if one day you want to wear the trays in the daytime because you are going out for the evening, then you can choose to do so, whereas on another night you may prefer to wear them in bed. The choice is completely yours!

So, if you are considering getting your teeth lightened then all you need to do is come and see us at Harley Dental Street Clinic to find out more about how we can help. The boost that this can give to your confidence is amazing! Our professional and friendly team are here, ready and waiting to get your smile shining!

Teeth whitening; a guide to the Zoom system

A new year is upon us and if you are like most people, you probably have a long list of events to attend this year, to make up for the restrictions that surrounded so much of last year.


And that brings us to what you will wear, how you will have your hair and whether you want to quickly and effectively brighten your smile for the inevitable photos that accompany every party, dinner or event. You will be glad to know that at Harley Street Dental, we can help!

At our clinic, we are happy to be able to offer our patients teeth whitening Harley Street, to help you get a smile that will turn heads and allow you to feel confident at whatever social event you have planned for the coming year. Great!

Want to know a bit more about the teeth whitening Harley Street that our team uses? Read on to learn about our very popular system; Zoom!


This is a type of teeth whitening Harley Street that can be performed both in our surgery and at home.

If you are looking for a Hollywood-esque smile, then it is worth attending our surgery and also using the at-home option.

Zoom operates by removing surface stains from the enamel, which can be caused by issues such as smoking, drinking coffee and consumption of wine. We will apply the gel to your teeth and then use a specialist light to help oxidise it, leading to the stains being lifted off from the enamel.

Depending on the severity of the stains, this process can take longer, as we may need to apply more than one coat of gel.

Zoom at home

In the two weeks that follow this, you will need to use a set of custom-fitted trays to help with the whitening of your teeth.

These trays will look physically similar to aligners and as such, you will need to wear them as directed by our team. To assist in the whitening process, you will typically apply a teardrop amount of the gel to the trays, unless our team has given directions to use more or less.

Try to keep the gel away from your gums and, should it come into contact, try to remove it immediately using a toothbrush or q tip.

When you are wearing your trays, you may notice that the gel inside them is bubbling; this is completely normal and is part of the whitening process.


As this is a gel that you will be using in your mouth, it is important to take care to not swallow it. It can be harmful and if you do accidentally swallow it, you will need to seek urgent medical attention.

As stated earlier, this product can be damaging if it is left on the gums, so always aim to remove it as soon as it comes into contact with them.


The results of the whitening can last from 3 months to 3 years, depending on your lifestyle and dietary choices.

With Zoom, we can reapply the product once a year, but you can maintain the effects at home with the gels and the trays.

Zoom teeth whitening; a guide from Harley Street

Want to whiten your teeth?


At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we offer two forms of teeth whitening Harley Street and would be more than happy to discuss them with you at our clinic.

In this introductory guide, we talk about one of the most popular types of teeth whitening Harley Street; Zoom whitening! So read on to learn more!

What is Zoom whitening?

With modern teeth whitening Harley Street, you don’t have to worry about having stains removed through grinding or abrasion.

This technique works by using gels and bleaches which, when applied to your teeth, remove stains from underneath the enamel when our team shines a light on them.

This oxidises the area, causing the stains to lift off of the tooth and creates a whiter smile.

The gels and bleaches used in Zoom also have a desensitising agent, which protects your teeth against discomfort caused by the whitening, making the procedure more comfortable overall.

In-chair whitening

Zoom whitening is broken down into two parts; the first is performed in our surgery.

We cover your gums with a protective barrier to prevent irritation from occurring. Then, based on what we think is needed and the level of whitening you want to achieve, our team will mix up a hydrogen peroxide gel that we then apply directly onto your teeth.

After this, we shine the Zoom light directly over the teeth, causing the gel to penetrate the enamel and remove stains; both surface and interior! We typically leave the gel to activate for around 15 minutes, before we rinse and remove it from your enamel.

Depending on the shade you want to achieve, we may repeat this stage multiple times, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile.

At-home whitening

In parallel with this, we also offer at-home whitening kits, which you will generally use over 14 days between the in-chair sessions.

For this, you will be provided with a custom-fitted tray to fit over your teeth and you will then apply a specialised bleach gel into it. This gel is thick and should any of it be spilt onto your gums, you will need to remove it with a cloth or Q-tip.

You need to leave the gel in the trays to work for 30 minutes each day; once it is finished each day, you will need to brush your teeth with warm water. Be sure to rinse out the trays with cold water to prevent warping.

Prolonging the effects

As with all things, the effects of whitening your teeth can be enhanced or hindered.

If you smoke, consume foods or drinks that are high in tannins, then it is likely that your whitening will not last as long as it would if you refrained from these activities.

You can top up the effects of the whitening at home with the trays in between dental visits.

On average, this process will last between 6-9 months, but dental whitening can last up to 18 months.


Depending on the cause of the staining, our team may be able to reapply the whitening gels in the clinic once a year. As stated earlier, you can prolong and touch up the effects using the at-home system provided for you.

Advantages of professional teeth whitening

Do you want a whiter smile but don’t know whether it is worth attending a dental surgery to have it done?

When you come to Harley Street Dental Clinic, our teeth whitening Harley Street will leave you with a smile you wouldn’t want to stop showing off and results that can last well over a year. Great!

In this article, we look at some of the key advantages of undertaking teeth whitening Harley Street.

Thorough results

Many patients who undertake teeth whitening Harley Street are surprised at how different the results look from other times when they have attempted to whiten their teeth at home using gels, toothpaste or powders.

And, of course, one of the key differences is that our team at Harley Street Dental Clinic will not only whiten the front of your teeth, but we will whiten the entire surface of the tooth and can match our gels to remove deeply set stains. This will create a more even-looking finish and a more thorough result.

Quicker results

When you have been trying to whiten your teeth at home using gels or toothpaste, you may have become frustrated at the time it took to remove even the simplest surface stain.

And even if you did experience success when using at-home whitening products, one of the key benefits of having your teeth whitened by a member of our team is that the whitening effect will occur a lot sooner.

We often state to our patients that any whitening that occurs at our clinic takes place over 2 or even 3 sessions. Our team will lighten your teeth with an oxidizing gel and send you home with some targeted whitening gel to wear in a mouthguard overnight for the next 14 days.

Once this is over, we will then often work to remove any stubborn stains in the chair, ensuring that you are left with a whiter and brighter smile that lasts.

Sensitivity issues

If you have used an over-the-counter bleaching product to whiten your teeth, chances are you may have experienced a problem with worsening sensitivity. Yikes!

Whilst there is a link between undertaking dental whitening and sensitive teeth worsening, our team can ensure that the gels we use and other treatments we apply to whiten your teeth will not worsen any underlying sensitivity.

Of course, if you suffer from extreme sensitivity, our team could offer you a different option for tooth whitening, such as veneers or composite bonding.

Longer lasting effects

As we briefly mentioned earlier, when you have your teeth whitened professionally, the results will last longer.

Whilst the treatment isn’t permanent, it can last anywhere from 2 months to 3 years, depending on your lifestyle and whether you maintain it at home using the gels we provide. So, it’s well worth investing in the longevity of your whiter smile.


And finally, there is the confidence that you will have in a job well done by our team!

As we will base the level of whitening on what your aesthetic goals are, you can rest assured that the final result will leave you with the smile you have always wanted.

What’s not to like about that? For more information on dental whitening, please contact our team at Harley Street Dental Clinic today.

Are you trying to find out more about different methods of teeth whitening?

At Harley Street Dental Clinic we are passionate about what we do and want everyone to have a bright, stain-free smile they can be proud of. Discolouration can happen to anyone and it is incredibly difficult to avoid as your teeth age, but we offer treatments that can both reduce the appearance of stains and brighten the shade of your teeth. If you have been feeling insecure because of stains or discolouration then we recommend that you book a consultation appointment to speak to one of our practitioners about teeth whitening Harley Street. They will discuss the different treatments that we have available to ensure that you get the one that suits your individual needs the most. If you are trying to find out how to arrange a consultation appointment you can make one through our website or by contacting our practice over the phone.


When is it time to whiten your teeth?

For a lot of people discolouration and stains are something that appear gradually over time, sometimes so gradually that people will not even notice they have stains until they are extremely visible. When you choose to get teeth whitening Harley Street is entirely up to you, but we recommend that if you notice stains or discolouration to seek treatment sooner rather than later to prevent your situation from worsening. All sorts of things can lead to discolouration such as eating certain foods like beetroot or curries, or drinking tea and coffee. Certain lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol such as red wine can also cause stains to appear sooner than they normally would do. One of the main causes of discolouration is not taking care of your teeth properly, which means brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. Mouthwash can also be used to help keep your teeth clear of stains.

Where do you want to get your teeth whitened?

The great thing about coming to our practice to get teeth whitening Harley Street is that you get to choose where you want to have your treatment carried out. Unfortunately that choice is limited to either at our practice or your home, but it still makes all the difference when you are getting a treatment that is well-suited to your lifestyle. Some people prefer to have their treatment completed in our practice by one of our professionals. If you choose this method you will notice an instant brightness when you leave our surgery, which is ideal if you have an important event coming up and want to look your best. Other people prefer to have more control over their treatment and do it from the comfort of their own home. If this is you, then you will be provided with a custom-made appliance to take home to wear at night whilst you sleep. The appliance will fit comfortably over your own teeth and you will also be given a gel to place into the appliance before you put it in your mouth. This gel is what activates and reduces the appearance of stains and discolouration over time. You can generally expect to see results within two weeks when you opt for this type of treatment.

Myths about teeth whitening debunked

When it comes to dental whitening, you may have heard a myriad of different truths about what can and cannot be achieved using in-surgery or at-home treatments.


At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we are proud of the results we have obtained year after year using teeth whitening Harley Street. When you come to us, we can guarantee that you will leave with a wonderful smile.

So, what are some of the most common myths our team hears about teeth whitening Harley Street?

Professional whitening results can be achieved at home

If you want to whiten your teeth inexpensively, you may opt for using an at-home whitening gel or polish.

It is unlikely that these options will result in you obtaining a whiter smile and they may even cause damage to your gums and enamel. When you come to us for teeth whitening Harley Street, we will always aim to match the results of our treatments to what you want and, with our expertise, ensure that there will be no damage done to your teeth or gums.

Gums and toothpaste can whiten teeth

There are many pastes and gums on the market that boast being able to whiten teeth.

But, if you have extensively stained teeth, these are unlikely to work. Even the strongest toothpaste available on the market for whitening contains less than 3% peroxide, which, when compared to the 60% solution that we use in surgery, is unlikely to achieve the desired result.

The strongest gels are the best for whitening

It is easy to see where this myth comes from. After all, a stronger solution of anything equates to a better result, doesn’t it?

When it comes to whitening your teeth, however, our team will select the strength of the whitening gel we use based on what your desired result is. Also, if you are looking for an ice-white smile, we may have to spread the treatment out over several sessions and will not use the strongest whitening gel in the first instance; this can cause damage and will not result in the best long term whitening.

Diet has no impact on dental whitening

Just as your diet can affect your teeth before you have them whitened, once you have had the treatment, your diet can play a large role in how long your teeth remain white.

Indeed, if you smoke or drink excessive quantities of alcohol, red wine or soda, it is unlikely that you will get the standard 6-8 months out of having your teeth professionally whitened.

While we will provide you with at-home top-ups, if you are worried about how long your whitening is likely to last based on your diet, please talk to our team.

Veneers or white fillings can be whitened

When you undertake whitening procedures, whether it is with our team or at home, it is important to remember that the gels used are for natural teeth only.

Ergo, if you have white fillings or veneers, they cannot be whitened along with the rest of your teeth.

Whiten your teeth for a dazzling smile at the dentist or at home

There are many factors which affect the colour of your teeth and although some superficial stains can be removed by thorough and effective brushing and cleaning techniques, at home or by your dentist or hygienist, other stains may require further attention and teeth whitening Harley Street. Thanks to advances in dental technology there are now many different options for teeth whitening. Speak to us at Harley Street Dental Clinic to find out which procedure may be the most suitable option for you. Teeth whitening can be carried out here at Harley Street Dental Clinic by one of our dentists or you may opt for a home whitening kit, so that you can gradually improve the colour of your teeth at your convenience in the comfort of your own home. Depending on your personal requirements or the effect that you are looking for, both treatment options are highly effective and produce excellent results. Home teeth whitening kits are designed to whiten your teeth over a certain period of time, whilst an appointment with your dentist is usually carried out for instant results; for those with busy hectic lifestyles, if you have a big event coming up, or for a sudden or last minute appointment which you want to look your best for.


Here at Harley Street Dental Clinic we provide teeth whitening using Zoom whitening and Enlighten whitening. Both of these procedures are well established and highly popular for teeth whitening Harley Street and you can speak to our team to find out more about how they work, the treatment procedure itself and which method may be the most suitable for you.

Zoom for a quick, brighter and whiter smile

If you are looking for instant results and want to have your teeth whitening carried out by one of our dentists here at Harley Street Dental Clinic then Zoom whitening is the perfect option for you. Zoom, as the name suggests is a quick and effective teeth whitening method which involves lightening your teeth by applying a bleaching solution directly onto them. This is then activated using a specialised lamp to help break up stain molecules which are attached to the surface of your teeth. This is a highly popular, speedy and convenient method of whitening your teeth, carried out by our dentists to ensure your safety, so speak to one of our team to find out more.

Enlighten at home for a beautiful smile

Enlighten is another highly popular method of teeth whitening and comes as a home whitening kit and consists of individually tailored trays which hold the Enlighten whitening gel that are worn in your mouth for a short amount of time during the day, and worn overnight whilst you sleep. The Enlighten gel increases the permeability of your teeth to oxygen and works by breaking down stain molecules on the surface of your teeth similar to the Zoom process, thereby restoring the original whiteness and shine of your enamel. Speak to us at Harley Street Dental Clinic today and find out more about teeth whitening Harley Street and you could be showing off those pearly whites very soon! 

Eliminating tooth stains with Teeth Whitening Harley Street

The causes.


On a daily basis our teeth, mouths and gums go through rigorous processes. Whilst some people avoid bad habits such as drinking and smoking which can have a detrimental effect on the colouring of teeth, others consume caffeinated drinks such as tea or coffee which also stain the surface of the teeth. Whilst our daily oral hygiene process may seem of the highest standard, unfortunately, the stains can be hard to remove with the standard daily care and with masks covering our smiles throughout our current daily lives, hiding the smile away has become all too easy.

What can be done?

Teeth whitening Harley Street is one of the prominent cosmetic dental procedures offered at Harley Street Dental. The combination of our up-to-date knowledge, equipment and overall techniques are of the highest standard and we are here to ensure that your smile shines brighter than ever. Whether a full-colour makeover is required or whether certain teeth or coloured spots need addressing, the whitening process is in your control. After all, you need to be happy with your smile rather than anyone else.

The process carried out at our clinic.

Whilst we understand that there are many cheaper, at-home alternatives that can be purchased online to whiten the teeth. Our consultations and appointments ensure that the overall health of your teeth, mouth and gums is of the highest possible standards. A do-it-yourself job may save money in the short term but the results will unlikely be to the standard you intended and therefore many attempts may take place causing further problems down the line.

To start your journey to a brighter smile, your dental team will thoroughly examine the teeth and discuss where the potential dental problems are such as tooth sensitivity or cavities. These will always need to be discussed and addressed before undergoing any cosmetic treatments or procedures. Along with the examination, the different options will be thoroughly discussed with you along with gaining an understanding of what your overall aims are for your smile. Whilst our team can advise, the overall decision is always the patients and therefore we work as a team from start to finish.

For those wishing to take the fast route to a brighter smile, it may be that they follow the abrasion technique which is always carried out within the clinic. Alternatively, for the more subtle whitening process, there are chemical lightening options that bleach the teeth and are carried out over a period of time within the comfort of your own home. Whilst check-up appointments will occur, this ensures less time in the clinic but does take months to achieve the desired results.

Either way, for those considering a Teeth Whitening Harley Street procedure, please contact our dental team immediately. We are continuing to provide these treatments whilst following the government guidelines and therefore there is no need to delay your goals.

Please be aware that as with all dental treatments and procedures there are potential risks. This is why consultations are carried out before any patients undergo treatment and why we encourage all our patients to seek further information and advice from their local dental team.