What is the teeth whitening process?
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offering a quick, non-invasive and affordable way to enhance your smile and feel more confident in your smile.
Teeth can become discoloured for a number of reasons, such as lifestyle habits, age, smoking, drinking coffee or red wine or for genetic reasons. The good news is that at Rose Garden Dental Practice we offer quick and affordable whitening treatments.
- The treatment can be administered either in the form of one-hour laser whitening sessions at our North London practice or by using dental trays and bleaching gels at home over a few weeks.
- When you come in for a whitening consultation we can discuss the pros and cons of both procedures and decide which is the best option for you.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Under the supervision of our dentist and other clinical staff, teeth whitening is completely safe to carry out. It is readily used by millions of people worldwide.
Our staff would be more than happy to give you some further indication during a consultation so you know exactly how long it will take. Please call the practice for more information.
Side effects are very unlikely, although a small number of people could experience increased sensitivity to heat or cold during the whitening process. However this effect is only temporary and can usually be treated with paracetamol or another sort of pain relief product. Usually, this sensitivity will disappear within 48 hours of the whitening process being carried out.
The results of whitening will depend largely upon you and your oral hygiene. If you practice good oral hygiene and brush on a regular basis, especially after consuming staining foods or beverages, the results could last for years. It is also possible to top up your whitening from time to time.