Professional teeth whitening is one of our many praised dental treatments here at 92 Dental, Hammersmith. This easy, effective and pain-free procedure can brighten your teeth up to 16 shades lighter, giving you a dazzling smile that you can feel proud to show off. Through time, our teeth can become discoloured due to ageing and lifestyle habits like drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking cigarettes. Let us erase these stains and turn back the clock on your smile.
If you are considering professional teeth whitening in Hammersmith, you may have some burning questions about the treatment. We’ve answered our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening to help you feel confident and informed in taking the next steps to achieve a whiter smile.
Professional teeth whitening involves removing surface stains from your teeth, often with a bleaching gel and special light.
We do things slightly differently at 92 Dental by using custom trays for our whitening treatments, which means it can be done from home. During your first visit, we will take an impression of your teeth to create the bespoke trays. Afterwards, we’ll show you how to apply the bleaching gel to the trays, which you will need to wear usually overnight until you reach your desired results. It will take roughly 2-6 weeks to see the results.
Teeth whitening is safe when carried out or overseen by a reputable dentist. This simple procedure doesn’t damage your teeth or the surrounding gums; your teeth are not permanently altered like with some cosmetic dental treatments.
Our at-home treatment gels contain carbamide peroxide, which slowly releases the active ingredient called hydrogen peroxide. Our whitening gels are also pH neutral, which helps to reduce the associated tooth sensitivity.
On average, Enlighten whitening can last up to 3 years before needing a top-up. You can also keep enjoying the foods & drinks that you love during this time, including coffee, tea, curries and red wine! Novon teeth whitening system also lasts for a few years before requiring a top-up. We recommend wearing the trays with any remaining gel every few months to maintain your bright smile.
We offer two types of whitening treatments: Enlighten and Novon.
Enlighten is our premium whitening treatment that includes a 40-minute in-office treatment after the two weeks has ended to ensure you achieve the best results possible. Enlighten is one of the leading whitening treatments on the market, with a guaranteed B1 shade brightness, which is the most natural shade of white.
Novon is our standard at-home tooth whitening treatment, which is an excellent choice for patients with sensitive teeth, as it comes in different strengths. Novon whitening has scientifically developed a ‘pH’ jump in their gels, intensifying the release of perhydroxyl ions for fast results.
The price for our standard teeth whitening procedure, including the bespoke trays, starts at £380. While our Enlighten teeth whitening, including the in-office treatment, starts at £680.
We appreciate that the cost of treatment plays a big part in the decision-making process, which is why we offer flexible finance options to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Teeth whitening treatment is a low-risk procedure that should not cause any serious dental issues when provided by a reputable dentist. That being said, minor tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening. The level of sensitivity will depend on your dental health, your enamel, how much dentine is exposed, and whether you grind your teeth. Using a desensitising toothpaste during treatment can help relieve this side effect.
As mentioned, Novon teeth whitening gels have been formulated with sensitive smiles in mind. The unique 5% carbamide peroxide formula is incredibly mild and gentle, giving the same results as a standard 10% CP gel but with less sensitivity.
There are risks associated with too much whitening, including tooth and gum sensitivity, discolouration, and even enamel erosion. This is why we don’t recommend over-the-counter or online ‘DIY’ whitening kits where a qualified dentist doesn’t supervise treatment.
Teeth whitening is an effective and non-invasive method of illuminating your smile. We recommend teeth whitening if you’re only looking for a natural tweak. However, if you desire a dazzling, Hollywood-style smile or wish to change the appearance of your teeth, composite bonding or veneers would be a suitable alternative treatment.
Booking a consultation with your dentist before any treatment is always a good idea to understand the process and whether it’s suitable for you. Teeth whitening is appropriate for most patients, even those with sensitive teeth, due to the latest scientific advancements. However, teeth whitening treatment won’t change the shade of any restoration fixtures, such as implants, fillings and crowns. For this reason, it’s always best to whiten your teeth before considering other dental treatments.
So long as a reputable dentist provides your whitening kits, you’ll achieve excellent results whether at home or in-office.
Both Enlighten and Novon treatments dramatically change the shade of your teeth to achieve a beautiful smile. We’ll also provide the necessary guidance on safely whitening your teeth and supervise the treatment progress.
Contact us today to discuss our teeth whitening services in Hammersmith by calling our friendly reception team on 020 3811 2969.
We can’t wait to welcome you!