Restoring a brilliant smile with teeth whitening in Battersea


Introduction

Teeth whitening treatments are an easy and popular way of reducing teeth discolouration and improving the appearance of your smile. At Mouth Dental, our cosmetic dentistry specialists in Battersea offer a wide portfolio of cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening, helping our patients regain one of the key elements to an attractive smile: clean white teeth. Thanks to our multi-clinic setting in London, we currently provide routine and cosmetic treatment for over 9000 private patients using our cutting-edge technological facilities to provide full treatment options so that our patients do not have to be referred elsewhere for any of their dental requirements.

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How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide penetrate your tooth enamel to get to the discoloured molecules. The oxygen in these agents reacts with discoloured molecules to break them down.

While good oral hygiene works wonders to keep your teeth clean and white, teeth whitening treatments help bring that natural sparkle back to your smile. Some level of teeth discolouration is unavoidable owing to lifestyle choices that can stain teeth and of course the natural ageing process.
We consume food and drink with strong colourings which accelerate the staining process. Smoking also discolours teeth. Discolouration owing to these external factors is referred to as extrinsic discolouration and is relatively easy to treat.
Intrinsic discolouration on the other hand happens from within the tooth and is caused by ageing, infections, medication, childhood illnesses or tooth trauma. For this kind of discolouration, teeth whitening treatments are the only way to brighten your teeth.

What are the materials used for teeth whitening?

Carbamide peroxide is the most common bleaching ingredient in tooth whitening gel. It becomes hydrogen peroxide when broken down after being applied to the teeth, which undergoes a chemical reaction with the discolorations and stains to lighten them.

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Benefits of Teeth Whitening procedures

With professional teeth whitening procedures you regain your brilliant smile safely and gently without having to remove your enamel. Further benefits include:

  • Thorough whitening
  • A confidence boost
  • Reliable treatments
  • Quicker results

What are the different types of teeth whitening treatments?

There a few professional teeth whitening treatments options to select from.

External teeth bleaching

This works by applying a bleaching agent to the outside of your tooth, which soaks through the enamel to lighten the dentin which is beneath the naturally translucent enamel. Dentin has a yellow hue which gives your teeth their dull appearance. When the dentin is bleached by the whitening product, your teeth become brighter.

How long does it take?

On average it takes about 90 minutes, but it will depend on how much whitening your teeth will need. You may also need several sessions to reach your desired shade. To maintain results, you will need to do this treatment regularly.

Does teeth bleaching damage your teeth?

No, teeth bleaching does not damage your tooth enamel, instead focussing only on the dentin which is the portion that is responsible for the colour of your teeth.

How long do results last?

With the proper aftercare results can last up to a year but this varies.

Laser teeth whitening

Also known as laser bleaching or powder whitening, this procedure uses laser lights to accelerate the bleaching effect of the concentrated gel that is applied to the teeth.

How long does it take?

The process generally takes about an hour to an hour and a half. You may need further appointments to achieve your desired shade.

Does laser teeth whitening damage your teeth?

When performed by a dentist laser teeth whitening is a completely safe method as it does not damage the tooth enamel. It is only used to activate the bleaching agents applied to the surface of your teeth.

How long do results last?

With the proper aftercare results can last more than a year but can vary on an individual basis. It is recommended that you get laser whitening done once a year.

Mouth trays

This is a home whitening or bleaching method which uses trays made of a flexible material that frames your teeth. It gently fits around your teeth so that they are submerged in the whitening solution and allows the surface of your teeth to be whitened.

How long does it take?

If you are using an over-the-counter tray then it may take a little longer than if you were using a custom made tray. Results will also depend on the peroxide solution you are using and the level of discolouration you are dealing with, but it generally takes about 2-4 weeks to see results.

Does it damage your teeth?

No, but it is always advisable to check with your dentist regarding the best whitening agents to use. With whitening trays, you may get slight gum burns, but these are temporary and heal quickly, usually within a day. This is caused when your gums come into contact with the whitening agents.

How long do results last?

Results can last roughly for about four months but this can vary.

Teeth Whitening Aftercare

The first 48 hours after your teeth whitening procedure are crucial and you must be extra careful about the food and drinks you consume so as to not undo the whitening treatment. The below examples will give you an idea of the type of foods that can stain your teeth easily and should be avoided:

  • Coffee
  • Teas
  • Beer
  • Fruit juices
  • Red wine
  • Chocolate
  • Soy sauce

Instead stick to white or light-coloured food such as yogurts, fish, chicken, rice, cauliflower, tofu, potatoes, bread, eggs, cottage cheese and oatmeal.

Maintain good oral hygiene habits including brushing and flossing daily as well as cleaning your tongue thoroughly. You can start using mouthwash again after 48 hours.
To maintain your whitening for as long as possible continue using maintenance products, which will also help strengthen your tooth enamel. Rinse your mouth after each meal and brush if you consume stain causing foods. Do additional flossing if required.

Teeth Whitening Battersea procedures at Mouth Dental

Mouth Dental has never wavered from our ongoing commitment to providing our patients with a flawless and complete dental journey. Our teeth whitening procedures are no exception as we use the best in dental technology backed by the expertise of our cosmetic dentists, so you are in the best care from the moment you step into our clinics. We use top quality whitening agents administered by our experienced dental professionals so that your teeth regain their beautiful brilliance, with long lasting results.

Why choose Mouth Dental?

You know you are receiving high-end digital dentistry, specialist treatments and care when you choose our dental practice. We have the best qualified in-house dental specialists and consultants while you can make use of our extended opening hours as well. We always choose the minimally invasive treatment option whenever possible and ensure that you never miss scheduled appointments with texts/emails so that it is one less thing for you to worry about. Our clinics only use high quality dental products which can be purchased at our clinics as well. Enjoy free WiFi at our welcoming reception and two hours of free parking.
You can make use of our payment options for your treatments that help spread out the cost. We also have a ‘pay as you go’ option that allows you to pay for the treatment you have carried out. Learn more about our 0% interest-free finance over 12 months and the 9.9% interest for up to five years, done in partnership with Chrysalis Finance.

Mouth Dental

With a base of over 9,000 private dental patients, Mouth Dental is a multi-clinic practice based at South Quay and Churchill Place in Canary Wharf as well as Nine Elms SW11. Find out more below.

South Quay

Canary Wharf

Churchill Place

Canary Wharf

Nine Elms

SW11 – opening Summer 2022

Nine Elms, Battersea
2 Ravine Way
Legacy 1 Building
Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms
Battersea, London
SW11 7AY
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South Quay, Canary Wharf
1 – 2 Raleigh House
Admirals Way
London
E14 9SN
020 7987 1212
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Churchill Place, Canary Wharf
Unit 11, 2 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5RB
020 3384 1212
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