Teeth Whitening

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.​

How do you whiten teeth?


Zoom!® Rapid Whitening: In one day, (in fact in 90 minutes) you can walk away with whiter teeth Home Whitening: Whiten your teeth at home with our home whitening kit, includes two gel syringes and made to measure clear gumshields. Enlighten This is a premium brand and you are guranteed to be 2 shades lighter. This product offers a 98% success rate. Custom trays are made at a special laboratory and you wear these for 2 weeks at bed time




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?


No, the procedure does not hurt as it does not involve drilling. You may experience some sensitivity after treatment which wanes around 24 hours later.




Is teeth whitening safe?


Teeth whitening has been under a lot of scrutiny lately. It is one of the safest, least-damaging cosmetic treatments. Research has suggested that if carried out by a trained professional, there is no damage to the tooth surface. This treatment can only be carried out by GDC registered professionals so you should check the qualifications and training of the person before committing to this treatment.




Does teeth whitening work?


By and large yes, however, some people may not get the desired results as the teeth may be naturally less white. Genetics, dietary habits and smoking tend to be the factors that influence this treatment. Zoom delivers remarkable results instantly after the treatment. some of our patients like to combine Zoom with a home whitening kit.




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.





If you are interested in teeth whitening, give our friendly team a call on 0208 660 3308, email us at contact@coulsdondentalclinic.co.uk or send us a message below.

72 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2BB

0208 660 3308

contact@coulsdondentalclinic.co.uk

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