At The London Clinic, we recognise that your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you when they meet you for the first time. Research illustrates that if you have white, healthy-looking teeth you will be perceived as more capable, successful, confident and happy, so there are good reasons to keep your smile as bright and pleasing as possible. Teeth whitening is a very safe and non-invasive alternative to clinical porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Teeth whitening can provide the complete smile makeover, leaving you to smile with confidence.
Tooth discolouration and staining can be caused by a number of issues, these include:-
- The aging process
- Regular consumption of coffee, tea or red wine
- Different types of medication
We offer state-of-the art whitening treatments that enable you to make a first-rate impression every time. Our cosmetic brightening solutions are fast-acting, affordable, and yield results that you’ll be happy with whichever system you choose. We recommend the use of home tooth whitening for patients wishing to whiten their teeth.
Home tooth whitening has been shown by different bodies of evidence to be the most effective method of whitening teeth. It is a simple procedure which involves taking moulds of your top and bottom teeth from which customised whitening trays are made. When they are back from the laboratory, Dr Amy Bailey-Thompson will demonstrate how to use them and how to maintain them.
The whitening trays and the whitening gels will be given to you and you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home giving you full control over the process. We will discuss the benefits of this procedure and you can decide if this non-invasive but effective method of brightening your smile is of interest to you. The colour of your teeth is easy to maintain if our maintenance programme is followed.
One of the most popular and least intrusive ways to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth is with a tooth whitening procedure. At The London Clinic we use the Boutique whitening system which uses the highest quality whitening gel manufactured in the USA, so you can be assured of fantastic results.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth Whitening works by changing the natural colour of the tooth. A whitening gel is applied to the surface of the tooth and the active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide penetrates the tooth’s enamel. This causes a chemical reaction that breaks down the staining compounds and neutralises discolouration by whitening the surrounding enamel and internal dentin.
Cosmetic Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening is the most effective cosmetic dental treatment to counter tooth discolouration caused by ageing and staining. People who are unhappy with the colour of their teeth often learn how to smile without showing their teeth, or cover their mouth when they smile. Teeth whitening provides a convenient and affordable solution.
We know that younger teeth are naturally whiter, so by whitening your teeth you create a uniform brightness across the breadth of the smile that restores a more youthful appearance.
People with grey coloured or severely discoloured teeth may benefit from other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers that adhere to the existing tooth to create a new uniformly shaped and coloured tooth surface. We recommend you book a Dental Whitening Consultation with Dr Amy Bailey-Thompson do discuss your teeth whitening and cosmetic treatment options.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results of teeth whitening are permanent. However, lifestyle choices will impact upon the whiteness of your teeth following your Boutique treatment. Certain food and beverages can stain and discolour the tooth’s enamel over time, and this will occur at a faster rate if you indulge on a regular basis. Coffee, tea, red wine, coloured sports’ drinks and smoking are the biggest causes of discolouration. We understand you may not want to give up these indulgences so we offer in-chair whitening top-ups for patients who notice a reduction in brightness over time. To keep your whitened teeth looking their brightest we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day and having a regular professional check-up and clean.
Skip the Supermarket Products
Save yourself the money and leave these whitening products on the supermarket shelf. They can’t match the concentrated whitening delivered by professional dental whitening products. From a cosmetic perspective the results are not as predictable or uniform and can deliver a less natural looking whiteness. Because of the minimal colour change these products can affect, people tend to over use them. Overuse or prolonged application can damage the tooth’s enamel, particularly with abrasive whitening toothpastes. Your best bet is to invest in professional whitening products that deliver what they promise. Teeth Whitening is a great cosmetic dental treatment that creates a look for everyone. At The London Clinic our Boutique Whitening patients are proof that whiter brighter teeth really can –
- rejuvenate the appearance of your smile
- reduce the ageing effects of discoloured and stained teeth
- highlight straightened Invisalign treated teeth, and
- virtually erase the signs of certain lifestyle habits!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.