Cosmetic teeth whitening is gaining immense popularity in the New Malden, Kingston & Worcester Park area these days, and for good reason! At 121 Dental Practice, we are committed to helping you achieve a happier, healthier smile, and often, the answer lies in tooth whitening.
Teeth whitening is a method designed to brighten your smile by lightening the natural color of your teeth.
Unlock impressive results from the convenience of your own home with our popular home whitening option at 121 Dental Practice!
During your initial appointment, our dentist will capture an impression of your teeth, sent to our dental lab for a custom-fit mouthguard. This professional mouthguard is reusable for future treatment cycles and 'top-ups.'
Once your mouthguard is ready, we'll provide you with personalized whitening gels, and you're all set to begin! Using your mouthguard at home, regularly apply the gel as per your treatment plan (typically over 2 to 4 weeks, but some patients may only require a treatment period of 1 week). It's as straightforward as that!
A person's smile is the first thing you notice when you meet them, and it can make a significant difference in leaving a positive and professional impression! Teeth Whitening offers a quick, affordable, and non-invasive solution to achieving a confident, impactful, and impressive smile—an investment worth considering!
The millions of tiny pores in our teeth can absorb substances from various foods, drinks, and habits like tea, coffee, or tobacco over time, causing discoloration and a loss of their natural shade. Teeth whitening allows you to regain that beautiful smile with a fast and instant transformation of your teeth's color! Research indicates that this treatment poses no risk to the enamel of the tooth, and the painless method leaves your teeth visibly brighter.
Tooth Whitening offers a safe way to lighten the natural color of your teeth without causing any damage. Each treatment is tailored to individual needs, but for optimal results, many clients prefer starting with in-office whitening followed by a customized home whitening kit.
The experienced dentists at 121 Dental Practice, New Malden are adept at providing top-notch cosmetic solutions for yellow or discolored teeth. .
Simply book an appointment at 121 Dental Practice and our dentists will advise you whether whitening is right for you and which option would suit you better. It may be that teeth whitening isn't suitable, for example if you have gum disease or are looking to whiten your crowns. All new patients will need a dental check-up before proceeding to determine suitability.
Teeth whitening is a temporary solution, with results typically lasting anywhere from a few months to as long as three years. The duration varies among individuals and is influenced by their oral health. Factors such as smoking or consuming staining substances like red wine, tea, or coffee can reduce the longevity of the whitening effect. Also Teeth whitening doesn't work on dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers.
Regardless of the whitening option chosen, there is a slight possibility of gum sensitivity to the chemicals used, especially for those with pre-existing tooth sensitivity. There's also a minimal risk of potential harm to gums or tooth enamel. However, at 121 Dental Practice, our dentists customize your treatment, providing guidance on the most suitable whitening plan based on a comprehensive dental examination. We offer follow-up appointments to monitor the treatment effects and address any concerns. Regular checkups and hygiene are recommended for sustained long-term outcomes. When performed by a qualified dentist, the risks of complications are minimal.
Teeth whitening is only offered by the NHS for medical reasons, such as lightening discolored teeth due to nerve death. Otherwise, teeth whitening by a dentist or dental professional is a private service, classified as a cosmetic treatment. 121 Dental Practice in New Malden provides professional home whitening.
Several DIY home teeth whitening kits are available on the market, creating a bit of uncertainty. Some of these kits may carry risks, and many lack sufficient whitening product to be truly effective. Furthermore, without the oversight of a dental professional, the provided mouthguard may not fit properly, potentially causing bleaching gel to leak onto the gums and into the mouth, leading to blistering and sensitivity. For safe and sustainable results, we strongly discourage the use of DIY kits.