Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments at Glow Dental in Battersea. When carried out by a skilled cosmetic dentist, it is a fast, reliable and effective way to boost the appearance of your smile, so it’s easy to understand its popularity.
How it works
You can have teeth whitening here in our Battersea dental practice, or can carry out the treatment yourself at home. We’ve found that the home whitening option is the most popular, and in some cases requires only 30 minutes of treatment a day, but the choice is yours.
Whichever option you choose, the mechanics are the same. Teeth whitening uses special dental bleaching gel to safely and gently remove everyday stains from your teeth. These stains can be caused by drinks such as coffee and tea, habits such as smoking, and by some medicines.
For home teeth whitening you will be provided with custom-made whitening trays. These are designed by your dentist to fit perfectly over your teeth, ensuring that the whitening gel only comes into contact with the teeth and not the surrounding tissues, which helps to reduce the risk of sensitivity.
Depending on which system you use, you put some of the whitening gel into the trays and wear them either overnight or for a 30-minute period during the day. This treatment method typically takes about two weeks; your clinician will advise you how long you need to use your trays for.
We also offer Zoom teeth whitening with a cosmetic dentist here in our Battersea practice. With this option, your clinician will carefully shield your lips and gums before applying whitening gel to your teeth, and using a special light to activate it. All you need to do is sit back and relax whilst the gel gets to work, which typically takes just one hour.