London Cosmetic Dentist Dr Anthony Zybutz – Tooth Whitening
Tooth (teeth) whitening or dental bleaching has become an extremely popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry. It is a rapid, relatively low cost and painless way to better looking teeth and smile.
So why are some teeth whiter than others? As a person ages, small underlying changes to the structure of the teeth allow various staining agents e.g. coffee, red wine, smoke and some food stuffs to start the discolouration process. This varies from person to person and at different ages.
However, following recent advances in cosmetic dentistry there are now a number of tooth whitening procedures that can be used to recover that lost smile. At the 39 Harley Street Dental Practice our experienced London dentists are well versed in the latest tooth whitening treatments – we will advise the best technique to use on a case-by-case basis. As with all dental treatments, the treatment begins with an initial consultation where our dentist will discuss the desired outcome of your treatment – essentially which shade of white you would like your teeth to be. Some patients elect for a more natural colour where others opt for the shiny white “Hollywood” effect preferred by many celebrities.
In principle, the tooth whitening process involves the application of bleaching chemicals, typically via a gel to the teeth. These chemicals contain oxidising agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which work to lighten the shade of the teeth. The gel application is often made in conjunction with a laser or other special light source to accelerate the bleaching process. The course of treatment recommended by our Harley Street Dentist may involve two or three sessions depending on the initial level of staining and the desired end result – the great thing is that further treatments can be applied over time to maintain the enhanced appearance that the initial process delivers.
As with all of our dental treatments we have years of experience and many happy clients – we’d be very pleased to assist you to regain your smile and tooth whitening could be exactly the right place to start. Please contact us for friendly advice and to book a consultation.
The 39 Harley Street Dental Team