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Things you didn’t know about teeth whitening in South East London

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and least invasive ways to transform your smile - whether you want to brighten it up for a special occasion or simply want to boost your confidence as you go about your daily life, teeth whitening is an effective way to achieve your goal.

However, there are many things that people don't know about teeth whitening in South East London, and it's important to be aware of them before going ahead. In this blog post, we will explore some of the surprising facts and myths about this in-demand treatment:

Professional whitening is legal and safe

One of the biggest misconceptions about teeth whitening is that it's illegal or unsafe. However, teeth whitening is a legal and safe procedure - but only when it is performed by a qualified dental professional.

The General Dental Council (GDC) regulates teeth whitening, and any dentist or dental hygienist in South East London must comply with their guidelines to ensure patient safety. At CBC Dental Studio in Canada Water, our dentists and therapists are fully qualified to carry out this procedure - and they always produce stunning results.

It's important to note that teeth whitening products sold over the counter, such as whitening toothpaste, strips, or trays, may not be as effective or safe as professional teeth whitening. If you're considering teeth whitening, it's always best to consult with a qualified dental professional who can assess your suitability for the procedure and provide you with the best possible outcome.

Whitening might not be right for you

Whilst teeth whitening in South East London is generally safe, it may not be suitable for everyone. People with sensitive teeth, gum disease, or tooth decay should avoid teeth whitening or seek professional advice before proceeding. Additionally, teeth whitening may not be effective on some types of =stains, such as those caused by antibiotics or fluorosis.

Before undergoing teeth whitening, our skilled dentists will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine if you're a good candidate for the procedure. They may also recommend other cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers or bonding if teeth whitening is not suitable for your case.

We only use trustworthy treatments

At CBC Dental Studio, we prioritise providing you with the best possible results for your teeth whitening treatment - that's why we have carefully chosen the POLA whitening system from a variety of options available.

This advanced and safe system can only be used by registered dental professionals, like our team at CBC Dental Studio. It's crucial to only seek treatment from trained experts to avoid any potential long-term damage to your teeth.

We understand that your lifestyle is unique, and your teeth whitening treatment should fit around it. That's why we offer both 'PolaDay' and 'PolaNight' options for your convenience. With these options, you can fill tooth trays with the whitening gel and wear them either during the day or while you sleep.

You may experience some temporary sensitivity

One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening is temporary sensitivity. This occurs when the whitening gel comes into contact with the nerves in your teeth, causing a brief tingling sensation.

However, this sensitivity usually subsides within a few days, and we may recommend using a desensitising toothpaste or gel to alleviate the discomfort.

In some cases, teeth whitening may also cause gum irritation or discomfort. However, these side effects are typically mild and temporary, and your dentist can provide you with the necessary guidance to manage them.

Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution

Before proceeding with a teeth whitening treatment, and after you’ve had it done, it’s important to bear in mind that it’s not a permanent solution -the results may vary depending on your lifestyle and oral hygiene habits.

Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, smoking, or neglecting your oral hygiene can stain your teeth again, and you may need to repeat the procedure every few months or years. Additionally, overusing whitening products may damage your enamel and lead to sensitivity or gum irritation.

We offer internal and external teeth whitening

When we talk about teeth staining, you might just think of external, yellowish stains. But did you know that dark stains can form inside your teeth too? Luckily, we offer treatments for both.

External teeth whitening treatment, also known as extrinsic teeth whitening, involves removing surface stains on the teeth caused by food, drinks, and tobacco. This treatment is performed on the enamel, the outer layer of the tooth, and is the most common type of teeth whitening.

Internal teeth whitening treatment, on the other hand, is also known as intrinsic teeth whitening. This type of treatment is used to remove discoloration from inside the tooth, such as stains caused by injury, certain medications, or ageing.

Internal teeth whitening treatment is typically done in a dental office and involves drilling a small hole in the tooth to apply the bleaching agent directly to the inner layer of the tooth.

We will only perform this treatment on patients who have had root canal treatment, as the nerve and blood supply has been removed, making the tooth less sensitive to the bleaching agents.

Are you looking for an efficient, effective treatment to transform your smile? We offer professional teeth whitening in South East London!

You can find our local dental practice in Canada Water at Unit 5, City Business Centre on Lower Road. Book a consultation to start your journey towards a brighter, whiter smile.

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