When carried out under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening treatment is a fast, effective and predictable way to give your smile a boost. At Askew Dental Care we offer two options for teeth whitening treatment: home whitening using the Evolution system, and power whitening with the Zoom system here in our Hammersmith practice.
Drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine and cola all cause staining of the teeth, as do habits such as smoking, and certain medicines and medicated mouthwashes. As we get older, it is also common for our teeth to lose some of their natural bright, white colour. Teeth whitening treatment removes these common stains and returns your teeth to a naturally brighter shade.
Teeth whitening should only be carried out by a qualified dentist or a hygienist on a dentist's prescription, because the products used in dental practices have been subject to stringent testing and have been proven to be effective and safe. Products available on the high street or online that claim to whiten your teeth are unlikely to have undergone such rigorous testing and are unlikely to be as effective. In some cases they can even damage your teeth and gums, especially if they are not used properly.
Like all cosmetic dental procedures, teeth whitening should also only be carried out on a healthy mouth. If you have any underlying health conditions such as tooth decay or gum disease, your dentist will treat these first, helping to reduce the chances of over-sensitivity during treatment.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth so that custom-made teeth whitening trays can be made up at the laboratory. When your trays are ready, your dentist will show you how to use them. You place a small amount of teeth whitening gel in the trays and wear them overnight for the prescribed period – usually two weeks. At Askew Dental Care we use the Enlighten home teeth whitening system, which is the only system that guarantees a B1 shade of whiteness.
Power whitening can be completed in a single appointment. It is the perfect option for patients who want to whiten their teeth in time for a special occasion such as a wedding or a job interview. Your dentist will shield your teeth and gums and will apply whitening gel to your teeth. A special light is used to activate the gel whilst you sit back and relax. Whiter teeth in just one hour really is possible!Call us now to book your appointment