Teeth whitening in Coulsdon - a bright smile can take years off your appearance and make you smile more
Teeth discoloration is a natural process that occurs as we age, despite maintaining excellent oral health. Our habits such as smoking, excessive consumption of tea/coffee, chewing tobacco etc. can sometimes quicken the discoloration.
Teeth whitening at our practice in Coulsdon is the most sought after cosmetic dental treatment. A lot of our patients combine teeth straightening, composite bonding and whitening to get their desired smile.
We offer three advanced techniques of teeth whitening treatment:
At coulsdon Dental clinic, we use the leading technology teeth whitening technology, Boutique so you can finish the treatment from the comfort of your own home. We provide you with made to measure gum-shields, bleaching gel and full instructions on how to use the system. You then wear the gel filled trays at home. You can even choose when to wear the trays – overnight or during the day – whatever fits in with your lifestyle.
This system requires three short appointments:
Appointment 1 – Impressions of your teeth are taken to make custom made gumshields.
Appointment 2 – We hand you the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, and trays. We give you detailed instructions on how to use it.
Appointment 3 – Review of the final shade and some after photos.
This premium whitening system gives a guaranteed whitening effect. It has 98% success rate. Custom-made trays are made at a specialised laboratory and they are worn in bed for 2 weeks. Then you need to see your dentist for a review appointment. A very small number of patients may also need an additional in surgery power whitening if desired results are not achieved in 2 weeks, however there is no additional cost should you require this. The price also includes a tube of tooth serum toothpaste, which is advised to use prior to whitening while you wait for your trays. This prolongs the results and also helps with sensitivity.
Delivered in an hour, we whiten your teeth in the surgery, using Phillips Zoom laser teeth whitening. We use specialised apparatus and UV light. Once the hydrogen peroxide gel is applied, the UV light activates it, and you can walk away with a brighter smile during your lunch hour! Many of our patients barely manage to watch 2 back to back episodes of Friends before the treatment is over. An excellent choice for a quick whitening top up for a last minute social event.
How do you whiten teeth?
Will it work for me?
As long as you have healthy teeth, gums and a good layer of enamel on your teeth surface, it should work for you. We do not recommend this treatment for pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Does it hurt?
Is teeth whitening safe?
Does teeth whitening work?
How long will it take to whiten teeth?
Laser teeth whitening can deliver results in 90 minutes. It takes another couple of days, with regular use of whitening gel to see the final results, whereas the home whitening kit when used on its own takes up to 10 days and full results become noticeable after 2 weeks.
How long does it last?
Teeth whitening does not last forever. Depending on the system chosen, it can last for 2-3 years. If your diet consists of food or drinks that stain your teeth (excessive tea/coffee, red wine, smoking or chewing tobacco), you can expect it to last for 6-12 months.
Any other advice?
Whiter teeth does not necessarily mean healthy teeth. Maintaining a good oral health routine, visiting the hygienist and cutting out the acid from diet means your teeth will naturally stay whiter. Please make sure that you only approach a qualified, GDC registered, and fully-trained professional for this treatment. If in doubt, don’t be shy to ask if they are GDC registered as anybody delivering teeth whitening treatment without a General Dental Council registration is breaking the law.