Teeth whitening

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Professional whitening systems for a cleaner, brighter smile

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We’d hazard a guess that you’ve heard a lot about teeth whitening. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that one of the ways people most frequently find us is by tapping ‘teeth whitening in London’ into Google!

The growing popularity of teeth whitening isn’t surprising to anyone familiar with its often- spectacular results. Enlighten, the proven system we use here at Platinum Dental Care, is a highly effective way to regain a more youthful, whiter smile.

That said, it’s well worth making the point that we’re talking about a natural-looking smile – not that dazzling, whiter-than-white grin that puts some people off the idea of teeth whitening. That’s not how we do things at Platinum!

Teeth whitening from home or here at our Canary Wharf practice
You can choose from in-surgery and home teeth whitening options. The results are natural-looking but stunning, and can help you combat the gradual discolouration that affects most of us as we grow older (though if you suspect it’s down to too much coffee, red wine or smoking we won’t judge!).

Enlighten Combination Whitening – our chosen teeth whitening system for lasting results
No matter how discoloured your teeth may be at the start of treatment, Enlighten guarantees to get them to the shade you’re looking for. No other system in the world can match this.

The procedure is simple and normally takes just two weeks.We’ll take a super-accurate mould of your teeth to send to Enlighten’s dedicated laboratory, where your personalised bleaching trays will be made. You wear the trays for 14 nights and then come back to our practice in Canary Wharf on the 15th day for a 40-minute in-surgery session.

Results last indefinitely – all you need to do is wear the trays 12 nights a year after your treatment. There isn’t even any special dietary instructions… so you can keep drinking that coffee and red wine!

The option to do your teeth whitening at home
We also have a simpler home whitening option available. Using trays modelled specifically for your mouth, you can carry out your own pain-free whitening without any damage to your oral tissues.

One of the great strengths of Enlighten is the fact that it allows you to call time on the whitening process when you’ve gone as far as you’d like to go! And with the home-whitening version you can whiten your teeth while watching TV, going to the gym or having a shower… it’s up to you.

FAQs

What is Enlighten whitening?

Enlighten Evolution Whitening is a combination whitening treatment, with 2 weeks home treatment (14 nights) followed by a 1 hour in chair, power whitening treatment at the dentist. It is recognised as the most effective whitening system in the world and has a 98% success rate. It is the only whitening brand to give you guaranteed long lasting results AND low sensitivity. In addition, you can have exceptional results without evening changing your diet (no need to avoid staining foods like coffee and red wine).

How does tooth whitening work?

The tooth whitening gel works by increasing the tooth‘s permeability to oxygen. The gel breaks down to form oxygen and water, which then disintegrates stain molecules within the tooth structure.

Will there be sensitivity and is it safe?

Enlighten has a unique de-sensitising regime throughout the whitening process. We give you a special tooth mousse to use for two weeks prior to and during your tooth whitening. If your teeth are naturally very sensitive we apply a special coating to your teeth during the in chair whitening phase.  In addition we refrigerate all gels prior to use which keeps them at a neutral pH. This all ensures there is very minimal  or no sensitivity at all.

Enlghten is completely safe to use as the materials within the gel have been used in dentistry for more than a century.

How white will my teeth go?

Whitening results vary from person to person but Enlighten can whiten up to 16 shades! The results will be dramatic but still look natural.

Will my crowns and fillings whiten?

No, but your dentist will make you aware where your crowns and fillings are, as you may want to change them after whitening.

How long does it take?

The whole process takes approximately 4 weeks.

How long does it last?

The results can last indefinitely with maintenance and wearing the trays overnight for 1 night every other month. Using the special tooth serum and/or the Enlighten whitening toothpaste will also prolong the results.

 

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