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Will Whitening My Teeth Result In Any Side Effects?

Posted Date :        April 9, 2015
Any Side Effects on Teeth Whitening

It’s not that easy to avoid the list of potential side effects which can be caused by the modern day penchant for tooth whitening. In Battersea, we receive more enquiries about tooth whitening than anything else, and it is one of our most popular cosmetic treatments. What we tell all our patients is that whilst most tooth whitening products are relatively safe it’s important to be aware of any potential side effects and to consider your options carefully.

In most cases we would recommend a professional whitening solution in preference to an over the counter product purchased at the supermarket or chemist. This guarantees the desired result with less risk of any harmful side effects. We offer a wide range of tooth whitening treatments including take home kits, where you apply a whitening gel to the teeth and wear it for as little as 30 minutes a day to Enlighten which is especially suited to those with sensitive teeth and produces amazing results.

The benefits of choosing a professionally applied product are as follows:

  • As Battersea dentists we can ensure that your teeth are in tip top condition prior to whitening and having undergone training with all of the treatments, we are in a good position to advise you on what is most suitable for your teeth, and carefully monitor the treatment so that you get the desired results.
  • Many of our products contain a far lower level of hydrogen peroxide which is the main ingredient of whitening treatments. The trays included in over the counter kits are a ‘one size fits all’ tray which increases the potential for the bleaching agent to leak onto your gums or inside the mouth causing tingling and in more severe cases burning, which can be irreparable. We use custom made trays designed to fit the shape of your mouth exactly and keep the bleach where it’s supposed to be.
  • It’s not uncommon for tooth sensitivity to occur during the whitening treatment and for a short time afterwards. Typically this sensation doesn’t last long and does not indicate that your teeth have been damaged in any way. Products such as Enlighten are designed specially to reduce sensitivity.

If you’re considering Battersea teeth whitening then why not come and have a chat with Dr. Hooman Sanaty. We offer a free cosmetic consultation whereby we can assess your teeth to make sure that you’re a suitable candidate for tooth whitening and recommend the most appropriate method. Call us today on 020 7223 7096 and book yours. Or, to find out more about tooth whitening or other treatments which can enhance your smile why not visit our website at

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