Asiana's Dental Expert Dr Hina Khaliq from Avenue Dental answers your dental dilemmas
Tooth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without damaging them. Most people are able to benefit from teeth whitening – it’s not just for people with stained or discoloured teeth; dull teeth can also be brightened. Usually the original shade of the tooth is whitened to a lighter colour, rather than being turned completely white. There are different kinds of teeth whitening; procedures your dentist can advise you to do at home and treatments they will perform while you are in the surgery.
The time it takes for home whitening treatment can vary depending on how discoloured your teeth are and the shade you want to get to. It can usually be finished within two to four weeks and you will need up to four visits to the dentist. If you are suitable for chair-side power whitening performed by the dentist, this procedure usually takes one to two hours and produces instant results. Home whitening kits provide more permanent results over a longer period of time, whereas chair-side power whitening offers immediate results – great if you’re short on time before your wedding day. A combination of the two procedures provides the perfect solution to both immediate and long-term whitening needs.
While most dentists are able to offer tooth whitening treatments it is recommended that you find an appropriately skilled cosmetic dentist so for any treatments you have, the results are beautiful, natural looking and successful in the long term.
For a free consultation contact or visit Avenue Dental, 69 The Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 8JR. t: 0208 997 3221