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Apr 15th, 2012 Central London Options for Whitening the Teeth Get in touch

3488681_blogThere are many products on the market that claim to whiten teeth. However, most of the over the counter types will do little to actually whiten the teeth and the best they will do is remove the light stains on the teeth so they appear mildly whiter.

It is possible to use tooth whitening kits bought over the internet but again in most cases they are not all that affective. Either the whitening solutions have too little whitening agent or too much, which can be harmful to the teeth and gums when used on a regular basis.

The best and safest way to get whiter, brighter teeth in Central London is to visit your dentist. There are two main options when it comes to whitening and these are dental bleaching and laser whitening.

Dental bleaching is the most commonly used method. A rubber shield or special gel will be applied to the gum to protect them. The whitening agent will then be applied to your teeth via a tray, which looks like a gum shield. This ensures that the whitening agent is in constant contact with the teeth for the allotted time.

This method is done at home, which usually takes around 4 to 5 weeks to complete and gives a gradual shade change rather than a sudden one.

Laser whitening is the another option to brighten your teeth. As before the gums are protected but a rubber shield and the whitening agent is painted onto the teeth in the practice. A special light or laser is then used, which speeds up the whitening process. Laser whitening can brighten teeth up to 6 shades in one sitting, making it the quick fix in dental whitening.

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