Teeth Whitening in City of London
Our treatment programmes are designed to get predictable long lasting whitening. We use a protocol that has been tried and tested for over 20 years. The treatment is safe effective and can be long lasting provided you follow the maintenance programme recommended. We review our techniques regularly and our Principal Dentist is registered with the British Dental Bleaching Society as a Gold Elite member.
By law we cannot start the whitening process unless patients have had a thorough examination of their teeth and gums (including x-rays if needed). This examination is not included in our whitening consultation and would need to be booked separately.
“Both you (Catherine) and Mehdi are a genuine pleasure to deal with. You have taken the time to explain any issues with my teeth which creates peace of mind because I know what I am paying for and the treatment has been excellent. You have also been flexible and understanding when I am busy, an important quality at Linklaters!.”
If you would like to discuss the best whitening option for you, please book a free cosmetic consultation at your local Smile Hub Clinic:
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Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is tooth whitening is safe?
If carried out by a trained dental professional, whitening is perfectly safe. Based on our review of your oral health we can discuss what options available are available and decide if tooth whitening is appropriate for your teeth. With the combined knowledge of your oral health and the products we can develop a treatment plan suitable for you.
Can anyone whiten teeth?
It is illegal for anyone other than Dentists or their teams to carry out teeth whitening. Anyone else offering teeth whitening (e.g. beauticians, hairdressers, and salon staff) won’t have the right training and knowledge, could permanently damage your teeth and gums and can’t help you when something goes wrong. The products you can buy online or from high street shops often fail to declare the precise chemicals used so it’s very difficult to assess their safety. Because of this they should not be considered safe. These products won’t produce the same good results you can expect by visiting a Dentist.
What are the side effects of tooth whitening?
The most common side effects is gum and tooth sensitivity. This will be reviewed as part of your treatment plan and how it can be minimised and managed. If you suffer from sensitive teeth generally we may need to consider a lower concentration of gel for your treatment or ask you to alternate your tooth whitening gel with de-sensitising agents. Once you stop the tooth whitening process the sensitivity resolves.
Is tooth whitening the best option for you?
Tooth whitening is a very conservative way of improving your smile. It’s often a better option than alternatives, such as veneers, because it doesn’t involve permanently altering the tooth’s structure and is easy to maintain. However, the whitening process will not change the colour of fillings or crowns. If these do not match the colour of your newly whitened teeth you may need to have these replaced after you have finished tooth whitening. Also teeth that have previously been root filled or traumatised may require a more advanced whitening process. We will discuss this with you when formulating a treatment plan.
What causes teeth to discolour?
The most common include the consumption of highly coloured foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee and tea. Some medications, ageing, smoking and trauma all cause discolouration.
How it works
A carefully-controlled concentration of peroxide gel is applied to your teeth using custom fit trays. You wear these trays at night while you sleep. We will discuss with you the level of whitening you want and give you an idea of how many treatments you may need to achieve the desired result.
How long does it take?
Firstly you need to have had a thorough examination of your teeth and gums including any necessary X-rays. This is a legal requirement in the UK and we cannot start your tooth whitening process until this has been done. Any treatment necessary would normally be carried out prior to starting. The moulds for the custom fit trays are taken next so we can construct your trays. The tooth whitening process is then started, ideally with consecutive night time wear. A basic tooth whitening case can take anything from 2-8 weeks. Intermediate and advanced cases can take several months to a year depending on complexity. You would normally visit us every 2-4 weeks to review your progress.