Teeth whitening is the most popular smile treatment on the market – and it’s easy to see why. When carried out by a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is a safe, predictable and fast way to add some extra sparkle to your smile.
At Glow Dental in Battersea, we offer a number of different options for teeth whitening treatment. When you come in for your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and will recommend the best course of treatment.
Why do I need to see a dentist?
It's true that there are a plethora of products on the internet, the high street and in beauty parlours that claim to give you whiter teeth. However, while low prices may make these options seem attractive, they are also likely to be of low quality, and should be avoided.
Teeth whitening should only be carried out on healthy teeth and gums, so if you have any oral health problems such as tooth decay that need treating first, your dentist is expertly placed to identify and treat this before whitening your teeth. This helps to avoid problems such as sensitivity.
The products used by dentists are subject to extensive testing and regulation. This is to ensure that they are both safe and effective. It is highly unlikely that products on the high street or the internet will have been subject to such strict testing. This may mean that they just don’t work, meaning you will have wasted time and money. However, in some cases unregulated whitening products can actually damage your teeth, gums or mouth, leaving you in pain and in need of expensive restorative dental work.
At Glow Dental we use the popular Enlighten and Zoom teeth whitening systems. These are tried, tested and safe, and have helped scores of patients achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Enlighten is the only teeth whitening system that guarantees a B1 shade of whiteness (the brightest shade) and involves a combination of home teeth whitening and a power whitening session here in our Battersea dental practice.