Many dentists in London are trained through dental courses on how to provide patients with take-home teeth whitening kits that contain forms of peroxide, such as carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, to bleach teeth. Not only do dentists advise you on what is the most suitable professional bleaching treatment for you, but they also supervise your treatment as part of their dental jobs.
During treatment application, your gums are protected first by a special gel or rubber shield given to you by your dentist. A tray with the bleach is then fitted in the mouth and applies the whitening to each tooth. The process takes time and involves oxygen released into the teeth enamel as the peroxide dissolves, making your natural teeth look whiter without damaging the teeth surface.
Although these tooth whitening kits applied at home do provide permanent results, it takes a longer time scale to actually see the whitened effect, such as over three to four weeks or if applied for an approximate eight hour period. Cosmetic dentists also offer alternative options and advice for permanent teeth whitening such as laser treatment otherwise called ‘power whitening’. Sometimes laser treatment is used in conjunction with take-home teeth whitening products.
The benefit of dental laser treatment over home-whitening kits is that the whitening effect occurs immediately or within an hour and your teeth appear much whiter in appearance. If you feel your teeth need whitening, contact your dentist for an examination and to explain teeth-whitening options to you.