TEETH WHITENING PADDINGTON

we provide an extensive range of professional teeth whitening in Paddington.

Our dentists in Paddington can offer whitening treatments in Paddington at the clinic or suggest techniques for use at home. Whichever treatment you choose will leave your teeth brighter and whiter and transform your smile.

Paddington Teeth whitening treatment is safe and causes very little discomfort. Some advanced whitening formulations are designed to lessen sensitivity problems and lighten the colour of natural teeth by several shades. 

It is difficult to predict the exact shade your teeth will take on after whitening. Our dentists in Paddington will make sure you are happy with the results and understand how to maintain the lighter shade.

WHAT IS TEETH WHITENING?

Teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth to lighten them noticeably. Yellow or stained teeth cannot be made exceptionally white but whitening usually lightens the existing colour by several shades.

BENEFITS OF TEETH WHITENING

  • Higher levels of confidence
  • Greater self-esteem
  • A youthful appearance

DIFFERENT TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS IN PADDINGTON

Boutique Whitening in Paddington

‘Boutique Whitening’ is a safe, effective way to lighten the natural colour of your teeth and improve your smile. This home whitening kit can boost your overall appearance without affecting the tooth surface.

Home-Based Tray Teeth Whitening in Paddington

Our dentist takes a set of impressions of your teeth from which moulds known as whitening trays are made. These can be used at home, with whitening gel composed of between 10% – 12 % hydrogen peroxide.  The gel is placed in the trays which fit over the teeth and should be worn for at least 2-4 hours a day for between 7 and 10 days.  During home whitening, the peroxide slowly produces oxygen molecules that enter the outer layer of your tooth (the enamel). The oxygen begins to break down the stains within a few hours, whitening teeth gently, over a few days.  The whitening process gives you full control of how white your teeth become, as you can stop the procedure whenever you are satisfied with the lightened shade.

As with laser whitening, no top-up visits are needed. You keep the whitening trays and the gel can be stored for almost a year in the fridge.  Your dentist can supply extra syringes of gel cheaply. Take a look at our teeth whitening prices.

Phillips Zoom Whitespeed in Paddington

Philips Zoom Whitespeed is a good option for patients who want whiter, brighter teeth.

We use Philips Zoom Whitespeed to transform dull, stained teeth, lightening them by around 8 shades in just one appointment.

Like similar systems, Philips Zoom Whitespeed uses an LED light to improve the whitening process and ensure the best results within a short time.

Our dental professionals are highly experienced in administering this treatment and consider it a particularly healthy option for your teeth.

Unlike other whitening procedures, Philips Zoom has adjustable intensity settings and can be customised to lessen sensitivity and improve comfort levels during treatment.

STAGES OF TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT IN PADDINGTON

Step 1 – Your teeth are cleaned with a preparatory activator, then coated with a bleaching agent.

Step 2 – The dentist fits a mouth guard and applies high-energy halogen light to the teeth to activate the bleaching agent without damaging your teeth.

Step 3 – After 15 minutes’ exposure to the halogen light, you will leave the clinic with a whiter smile.

TEETH WHITENING AFTERCARE

After the whitening process in Paddington, your teeth will look whiter but the treatment may make them more porous and susceptible to staining. We suggest precautions to follow during the 48 hours after the treatment to keep the teeth whiter and brighter.

  • Brush teeth using fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day.
  • Floss daily to remove food particles that get stuck in between the teeth.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, red wine, coloured drinks or dark-coloured soda.
  • Avoid eating cherries, grapes, blackberries, mustard, spaghetti sauce, raspberries, soy sauce, dark stews, dark soups, lollies, dark chocolate, blueberries, blueberry muffins and slushes.
  • Do not drink hot or cold liquids as these may cause your teeth to contract and expand, allowing stains to penetrate.
  • Do not smoke as this stains the teeth.

WHAT DOES TOOTH WHITENING COST IN PADDINGTON?

Teeth whitening costs in Paddington differ between practices, as you may have to attend several appointments with your dentist in  Paddington over a number of weeks or months. The procedure is not cheap but it is worthwhile as it removes stains and discoloration. Whitening is not a one-off procedure, but it produces noticeably whiter teeth within a short time.

WHY VISIT FITZROY DENTAL PRACTICE FOR TEETH WHITENING?

Only professionals registered with the General Dental Council, like our dentists in Paddington, are allowed to whiten teeth. Whichever whitening option we suggest, you can be confident that it will be a safe, effective procedure. If you are considering whitening you attend an initial consultation where we will:

  • Check if your teeth and gums are healthy and strong
  • Assess whether the treatment is a suitable option for your teeth
  • Discuss the best teeth whitening in Paddington for you
  • Demonstrate on a chart the shade of white you can expect after the treatment
  • Explain how long the treatment will take. This could be anything from an hour to several weeks

FAQS ABOUT TEETH WHITENING

Is teeth whitening right for me?

Most people can undergo whitening treatment, but some may not be suitable, for instance, if they have gum disease or dental problems such as tooth decay.

Your initial consultation with our teeth-whitening dentist will determine whether the treatment is suitable for you.

Will whitening treatment affect my restorations?

No, the whitening treatment only works on natural teeth. It will not whiten restorations like crowns, dentures and fillings.

Can I whiten a single dark-coloured tooth?

This will depend on what has caused the discoloration, for example a dead nerve, or discoloured crown, filling or veneer. Our dentist will find out the cause and advise on the necessary treatment.

How long will my whitening treatment take?

Teeth whitening carried out at our clinic takes nearly two hours and the whitening should be maintained using a top-up kit for around a week, to make sure the results are permanent.

Teeth whitening kits for home use generally produce the final shade within two or three weeks.

How much whiter will my teeth appear?

The outcome depends on your teeth. Our dentist can advise on the likely results after the initial consultation.

Whitening products for use In the practice, such as Philips Zoom teeth whitening can whiten your teeth by around six shades in an hour.

How long will the whitening effect last?

When the procedure is done properly, the results are permanent and only require simple top-ups every six to nine months. These can also be done at home, using kits supplied by our dentist.

If you initially chose a home-whitening kit, you can top up, when required.

Do teeth whiteners damage a tooth’s nerve?

There is no evidence that the whitening procedure affects the tooth’s nerve. According to a study of clients who had undergone whitening, the 4.5 and 7-year follow-ups revealed that no one who had had a whitening procedure needed root canal work on any of the whitened teeth.

GET IN TOUCH

To find out more about Fitzroy Dental’s teeth whitening in Paddington, fill out the enquiry form on this page or call our practice on 02073873317 during office hours.