At SW9 Dental we are proud to offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments to patients from Stockwell and beyond. Cosmetic dentistry involves a range of procedures designed to improve the appearance of your smile. One of the quickest and simplest cosmetic treatments available is teeth whitening.
Our teeth can become stained by food and drink, including coffee, tea and cola. Habits such as smoking also stain the teeth, while many people find their teeth lose their natural sheen over time. Teeth whitening treatment uses special teeth whitening gel to gently remove stains and give your teeth back a natural, bright whiteness.
Most adults are suitable for teeth whitening, although any dental health problems such as gum disease or decay should be treated first, while if you are considering additional cosmetic treatment such as white fillings or crowns you should consult with your dentist first, as whitening treatment does not work on fillings or artificial teeth. In that case it may be best to have teeth whitening treatment first, so that any fillings or replacement teeth can be matched to the new, brighter shade of your teeth after whitening.
At SW9 we offer two options for teeth whitening: home teeth whitening and in-practice teeth whitening. It is also possible to combine both options.
We use the Enlighten home teeth whitening system, which comprises teeth whitening gel and specially-made whitening trays. The Enlighten system is the only tooth whitening system that guarantees a shade of B1 whiteness, regardless of the starting shade of your teeth.
You will need to visit the practice to be measured for your whitening trays, which are made to fit your mouth exactly. When the trays are ready, your dentist will show you how to use them. You should place a small amount of whitening gel in the trays and wear them overnight for the period your dentist prescribes – typically between two and three weeks.
We also offer Enlighten teeth whitening treatment in the practice. Your appointment will last an hour, during which time all you need to do is sit back and relax while the dentist applies the whitening gel. This treatment uses a stronger concentration of the tooth whitening gel, and can be backed up by combining in-practice and home teeth whitening treatments.