Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that teeth whitening under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, At-Home Whitening is not recommended for children under 16 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Why should I go to my dentist instead of using alternative whitening treatments?
It is illegal for anyone other than General Dental Council (GDC) registered dentists to supply teeth whitening product for home use and in clinics. Beauticians or internet suppliers cannot assess your suitability for whitening, and incorrect usage could damage your teeth or gums.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. At-home whitening gives great results from the comfort of your own home.
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. At Hampsteads we always offer a free of charge consultation for teeth whitening to determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure.
Are there other ways to whiten my teeth?
Yes! Hampsteads offer a range of different Teeth Whitening treatments including Zoom! In-Surgery whitening and Boutique Deep Bleaching which is a combination of at-home and in-surgery. It often depends on what you want to achieve from teeth whitening treatment, and how much time you have to spend in our practice.