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Elmfield House Dental Practice,
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Middlesex, TW11 8EW

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a procedure that we provide at Elmfield House Dental Practice. It is the quickest and most cost effective way of improving your smile without causing any damage to the tooth enamel.

What causes teeth to discolour?

Teeth discolouration is common and can happen for many different reasons including:

  • Ageing
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Consuming certain staining drinks like coffee, tea and red wine
  • Injury to the tooth
  • Genetics
  • Certain medications

Although good oral hygiene can remove some surface stains, deeper stains require professional teeth whitening, whereby the internal parts of the tooth undergo a safe bleaching process.

Your treatment choices

You can choose between in-clinic tooth whitening, home whitening or a combination of both. One of our experienced dentists can advise you on which method would be most suitable for you.

In-clinic whitening

In-clinic whitening involves the dentist applying protection to the soft tissues of the mouth and applying a whitening gel to the surfaces of the teeth before a heat diffuser is placed over the top. This gently heats the gel, accelerating its penetration into the enamel and removing the discolouration and stains as it passes through the tooth. This session takes 60 minutes.

Home whitening

Home whitening involves the dentist taking impressions to make custom made trays and providing gels to use in the comfort of your own home and at your own convenience. Normally the trays are placed for 30minutes each day or overnight for 2-3 weeks. This method penetrates deeper into the teeth to remove the darker more stubborn stains.

Combination whitening

Combination whitening involves the in-clinic whitening to “jump start” the process, followed by home whitening to penetrate the darker layers.

 

After treatment

The results of teeth whitening typically last up to 3 years, but even at that point your teeth will be considerably lighter than before treatment. Top ups can be carried out periodically using the custom made trays and applying gel.

No tooth enamel is removed or damaged during the process and as the procedure is painless, no injections are required.

If you live in or around Teddington and would like to take advantage of our excellent tooth whitening system to give your smile a real boost, please get in touch with our team on 020 8614 1995 or contact us to book a consultation

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