Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening Fulham Road Dental

Teeth Whitening Fulham Dentist

Restore your youthful smile

Professional teeth whitening is an easy, safe and comfortable process to brighten up your smile. Your clinician will first assess overall suitability and take a digital scan of your mouth that is used to produce a custom fit mouth guard.

Our clinician will prescribe a personalised whitening gel to be used in the mouth guard at a convenient time for you over a period of several weeks. This method can be used at home to maintain the whitening results for life.

This professional treatment will break down the internal dark pigment in the tooth which toothpaste or a visit to the hygienist cannot achieve.

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  • Home Whitening

This consists of a whitening treatment in which a digital scan of your teeth is taken to make clear, comfortable whitening trays. We provide a whitening gel which you place in the trays and wear either overnight or during the day. This is a great method to achieve a white smile and maintain it easily over time using our whitening gel.

  • In Surgery Power Whitening Treatment

If you are looking for an accelerated whitening option then combing our Home Whitening with an in surgery Power Whitening Treatment is an option. The power whitening treatment is a 60 minute procedure using our in surgery whitening equipment. Our chair-side treatment is a perfect way to achieve a whiter smile quicker than only using Home Whitening.

  • Whitening Hygiene Treatment

Includes everything our enhanced hygiene appointment does, PLUS a power whitening procedure. The power whitening treatment is a 15 minute procedure using our in surgery whitening equipment. Our chair-side treatment is a perfect way to maintain a white smile.

  • Combination Home Whitening and In Surgery Power Whitening Treatment

This combines 2 popular teeth whitening treatment types to offer you the maximum results.

To enquire about teeth whitening please call and speak to one of our expert team on: 020 4542 5555

For best results

  • During the treatment period avoid staining foods and drinks like red wine, coffee and turmeric
  • Consistent application of the gel during the treatment period is required
  • Simply order more gel for maintenance of your bright smile
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Before Teeth Whitening

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After Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Is tooth whitening bad for your teeth?

No! Professional tooth whitening involves the use of a gel which will break down dark pigment molecules in your teeth to make them lighter.

The process involves using a whitening gel containing whitening agents, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These agents split into molecules that can penetrate through the enamel and break the particles of molecules in your teeth. When broken, those molecules in your teeth result in their whiter appearance.

Professional vs Non-Professional Whitening:

Professional Tooth Whitening: However, (a dentist) should supervise the porcelain teeth extrinsic stain whitening process, which, in turn, is a safe procedure. On the other hand, dentists employ a higher concentration of bleaching agents, which are expensive and have a lower level of availability than OTC products. Their treatments are also accompanied by defensive techniques that help them minimise possible complications. This is, for instance, the case where the service provider would use a gel or foam to protect your gums from the bleaching agent. This process is carried out under close observation, and the concentration of the bleaching compound, with the duration of treatment, is individually adjusted based on the patient’s responses.

Non-Professional Solutions: The market is flooded with non-professional whitening products, from gels and strips to toothpaste and DIY bleach products. However, these products often have lower concentrations of the whitening agent, requiring more frequent and longer use for desired results. This increases the risk of negative consequences. Custom-made and unlicensed products, in particular, can be dangerous as they may contain components unsuitable for oral use, leading to atherosclerosis, increased citrus sensitivity, or gum fragility.

The risk of potential side effects and adverse reactions is one of the core issues.

Gum Irritation: Some people may irritate gum, mainly when the whitening agent is accidentally disclosed to the gums. This is mostly temporary and can be resolved during the treatment phase.

Enamel Damage: One concern with teeth whitening is the potential for enamel damage. This can occur with the misuse of high-concentration bleaching agents or a disregard for safety instructions. 

How long does tooth whitening last?

Depending on your habits the results can last decades. At Fulham Road Dental we provide you with a system where you can top-up the results at home very easily. As long as you don’t lose the trays, you will just need to buy a top up of gel.

Does tooth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Teeth whitening can temporarily make your teeth a little more sensitive to cold stimulus. This sensitivity will go away when you stop the whitening.

Managing Sensitivity:

Use Desensitising Toothpaste: Using toothpaste before and after dental whitening for sensitive tooth care will minimise sensitive tooth pain. These pastes, which contain potassium nitrate or stannous fluoride, can prevent the pathways from getting to the nerves through teeth.

Limit Cold Foods and Drinks: While evidencing sensitivity to this painful stimulus, it can be helpful to cut down or even avoid exposure to cold environments.

Follow Directions: Whether you follow the guidelines provided by an oral hygiene kit or listen to the advice of dental specialists, implementing the instructions or advice will reduce sensitivity.

Take Breaks Between Treatments: If at-home kits are being used, interrupting treatments for rest can help your teeth to recover so you minimise the risk of long-term sensitivity.

Does whitening toothpaste work?

In a nut shell – no. Toothpaste doesn’t contain the right level of hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth. Some can even be abrasive and wear the healthy enamel. If you want whiter teeth then you should get professional tooth whitening – home methods can be damaging.