Why a dentist is essential for teeth whitening treatment

A dentist is the first – and indeed the only – person you should call if you are interested in teeth whitening. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our experienced cosmetic team have helped scores of patients to remove stains and brighten up their smile with teeth whitening treatment. We offer home whitening, power whitening here in the practice, and a combination of both.

teeth-whiteninh-harley-streetWhy you need a dentist

Whatever you come to Harley Street Dental Clinic for, you can be assured of high-quality, professional, personalised treatment at every appointment. We have a unique collection of specialists here at the clinic who will all work together to provide the treatment you need.

There have been some horror stories in the news recently about unregulated teeth whitening treatment, which often contains a level of hydrogen peroxide that is neither safe nor indeed legal. The whitening systems used at Harley Street Dental Clinic meet the legal requirements for hydrogen peroxide levels and are tried, tested, and safe. A professional, qualified dentist (or a qualified hygienist on the prescription of a dentist) is the only person to consult about teeth whitening, to deliver treatment that is as safe and gentle as it is effective.

Your dentist will also undertake an oral health check before starting treatment, because as with all procedures in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening must only take place in a healthy mouth. If your teeth are decayed or your enamel excessively eroded, this increases your chances of sensitivity during treatment.

Harley Street teeth whitening options

There are three teeth whitening options available at Harley Street Dental Clinic. All begin in the same way; a consultation with a cosmetic dentist.

Home whitening

This option involves using custom-made whitening trays and gel at home. You place a small amount of gel in the trays and wear them overnight for two weeks.

Power whitening

Power whitening takes place in a single, hour-long session here at our Harley Street clinic. Your dentist protects your teeth and gums and uses a special lamp to activate the gel.

Combination whitening

A course of home whitening, topped off with an in-surgery session.