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Teeth Whitening

Tooth Whitening in London

Teeth whitening , or what is sometimes known as teeth bleaching is one of the few treatments in cosmetic dentistry which almost anyone can have. So if you have dark, yellow or brown teeth and want them to be lighter and whiter then teeth bleaching/whitening is possibly the right treatment to you.

Teeth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface as is necessary with dental veneers or dental crowns.

The total bleaching treatment can be done within three to four weeks in our Euston, London based practice. The dentist initially makes a mouth guard, known as a bleaching tray, and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once the dentist has started the treatment you will need to continue it at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over 8 evenings at your convenience, for 30 minutes to one hour at a time.

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Teeth bleaching kits & trays

Teeth bleaching kits trays cameoWhenever we provide whitening/bleaching within our practice this is in kit form, with the kit comprising of a bleaching tray and a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening gel. The gel is at a very specific concentration which is enough to lighten your teeth, and as long as it is not abused, is kind to the surrounding gums. You will always get instructions with the bleaching kit which will tell you how long each day you will need to wear the trays with the gel inside in order to whiten your teeth.

Hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening

This is indeed one of the most common forms of teeth bleaching and whitening on the market. However please do not assume that you can use regular hydrogen peroxide to bleach your teeth. There are a few videos on YouTube where people describe how they have whitened their teeth using conventional hydrogen peroxide, this is very dangerous as it is highly likely to burn the soft tissue or gums around your teeth.

The bleaching gel which is provided to dentists is exclusively for the use of dentists and dental practices and cannot be obtained legally anywhere else. This means you can be totally assured that the whitening treatment you will receive from The Dental Centre London will whiten your teeth to the shape you require all under the care of our gentle dental practice.

Teeth whitening side-effects

The most common side effect from teeth whitening and bleaching is sensitivity. The good thing with the home whitening system we offer is that you are in full control of the whitening process yourself. If you find that your teeth become too sensitive then you simply stop the treatment. Generally speaking people may find that sensitivity arises for a day or so after they have finished whitening, and then rapidly subsides.

This is one of the other reasons you should always attend a dentist of your teeth whitening treatment, and not go to a non-qualified dental beautician or even hair salon. These people are not trained to deal with sensitivity of the teeth should this occur.

Very occasionally you may get some irritation of the gum around the teeth where the whitening gel touches it. The way we design our whitening trays is in such a way to ensure that the gel does not leak out onto the gum area, therefore minimising any risk of gum irritation as a side-effect from teeth bleaching.

People that live and work in London often have high pressured jobs where looking good is important, and whitening teeth is a great way of helping confidence.

Is teeth whitening available on the NHS?

Tooth whitening is not available on the NHS so we recommend you get a written estimate of the costs before starting any treatment. The effects of whitening are thought to last up to three years but this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last not as long if you smoke or drink or eat products that can stain your teeth. Please ask your dentists for their opinions at the initial consultation.

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Jeremy Kavanagh
Jeremy Kavanagh
20:43 09 Sep 19
Great experience visiting The Dental Centre for the first time. Very friendly, helpful staff, a first class check up from the dentist and exceptional clean from the hygienist. Will definitely return. Thanks to everyone there for looking after me 😁👍🏻read more
Robert Doel
Robert Doel
14:46 16 Aug 19
Been to my second appointment at dental smiles had my impressions done it was a breeze, I have a diabolical gagging reflex so I did what Dr Patel asked me to do and I went through it without any gagging whatsoever, in past times at other dentists it was always a rush to get you in and out with no consideration for the patients but at dental smiles what they have to do you comes second the nerves disappear after a reassuring chat and gentle approach they go through everything without any problems, which is why this is the dental practice to head for when you have any problems what so ever, don't be afraid of this practice, they are out of this world, ggggreat workread more
bob dylan
bob dylan
10:15 28 Jul 19
Told I needed a crown for a simple filling which fell out. Decided to trust her word and get it done. When the temporary filling fell out, she was unavailable for a week, while I called every day, walking around with a hole in my mouth. Turns out she actually was in the practice, but was too keen to leave every day at 5pm to provide basic care to her customers. Also told I needed a filling on another tooth for a superficial spot of decay. Saw another dentist about this who advised this is an out of date practice - superficial decay can recover and is best left to heal until it becomes a problem. Now I suspect the crown was also overkill to hand out a larger bill. I was also advised to get a splint, which would cost £900 - the "Rolls Royce" of splints (how very professional...). Another dentist advised that this can be done for £450. Not the same "Rolls Royce" - but they at least provide a more affordable option. Takes ages to get appointments - don't expect anything for 2 weeks. Receptionist seems to think she runs the practice. Bottom line is this place is run as a business, not a health care facility. Private patients are subsidising care for students, but don't expect any better service for your hard earned money - you're just a number in their books, and they're going to try making that number as large as possible.read more
Toby Payne
Toby Payne
08:08 17 May 19
I had a really great experience here, as a student. Friendly, quick and easy to book appointments. An appointment of mine had to be rescheduled and the process was very straightforward and with no inconvenience, so am grateful to them for that. I would recommend to any London based students!read more
Giulia Barbareschi
Giulia Barbareschi
20:15 20 Feb 19
I have been a patient for over three years now. Everyone at the centre is great. Dr Au is extremely competent and always willing to explain the situation clearly so that the patients can make the best choice. The hygienists are very professional. The nurses are always nice and reassuring and the reception staff is lovely and super efficient.read more
Stefano De Luccia
Stefano De Luccia
14:25 23 Jan 19
I had a splint done with Dr. Jones and it was great. My jaw is already way better. I felt they really put a focus on patient care and its a really lovely environment. Highly recommend it.read more
Greg
Greg
16:44 18 Jan 19
Good price and friendly, but I was told I need a filling however another dentist (who family members have used and trusted for years) assured me that I don’t. I got the impression that they were more interested in me spending money than the health of my teeth. The dentist also recommended I pay something like £50 to attend a session on brushing. Overall not great.read more
Juliet Ellis
Juliet Ellis
09:15 18 Dec 18
Carla and her team have looked after my teeth for 5 years now and I have always received excellent service even though I can be an awkward patient particularly with taking impressions. Under her care I have become a less nervous dental patient. Gemma the hygienist also performs wonders to my teeth and in a very professional manner. The surgery has ultra modern equipment, with excellent reception staff who are always helpful. I highly recommend the practice.read more
Danny Dailey
Danny Dailey
09:24 03 Dec 18
These guys are on point!! A really client centred service the moment you walk through the door. I had a hygiene not too many weeks ago with Emma which was the best I've ever had. Also what i really like is the that elite professionalism of Dr Jones is reflected in her front of house staff too, Jeeva always does an excellent job at making me feel welcome and valued, I'm really glad i found this place.read more
Martin Wright
Martin Wright
19:07 06 Nov 18
Carla Jones at The Dental Centre has looked after my teeth for well over 10 years now, and has done a great job. I feel in very safe hands with her. All the staff are warm and personable, and manage to combine being friendly with being super-efficient - a rare combination!read more
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