Treatments

Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth are one of the most significant aesthetic concerns of dental patients.

About This Treatment

Teeth whitening, sometimes called “bleaching”, is one of the fastest ways to significantly brighten the color of your natural tooth.

It is a simple way to enhance and improve your smile.

How does tooth whitening work?

Tooth whitening works through the application of a gel which interacts with the tooth surface to remove its surface staining and discolouration. It changes the internal colour of the tooth and makes it lighter.

The active ingredients of the tooth whitening gel is either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When the peroxides get beneath the teeth surface, it releases oxygen. The oxygen breaks apart the molecules that have settled in tubules of the enamel, much as bleach bleaches your clothes. Stains from coffee, tea, and even smoking can be minimized or even eliminated in just one visit. 

Whitening can take effect as quickly as within an hour. For an immediate change whitening be carried out in the dental surgery.And for the best results it can be accompanied by a take home kit. It will have a longer lasting effect.

To get an even better response, having a professional tooth cleaning prior to starting the whitening process will ensure to remove the external stains.

Everybody’s teeth respond differently to whitening treatments.This is due to the thickness of your enamel and genetics. Note that fillings, crowns, bridges and implants will not whiten. Therefore they may need to be changed after the teeth whitening process to match the new shade (colour) of the teeth.

At A Glance

Teeth Whitening By Dr Germain

Wonderful care since my first appointment! Friendly and welcoming! I could not be any more pleased with the whitening and another dental help I had! Alexandra is a brilliant very knowledgeable doctor, kind, attentive, available for any question even after the appointment ! I highly recommend Alexandra Germain for an outstanding experience and results which last!

-Google Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect

During the consultation process, our doctors  will determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and if the procedure can achieve your personal cosmetic wishes.. 

For the in-office whitening procedure begins by coating the teeth with a professional-grade whitening gel. The hydrogen peroxide-based gels are then activated by a special light that encourages oxygen to enter the dentin and enamel, bleaching out stains and discoloration. The entire chair-side procedure can usually be completed within an hour, you can immediately return to your normal daily life with no downtime, and you can enjoy a whiter, brighter smile.

For the Home whitening, our doctors will have specially customized trays made to fit the contours of your teeth, eliminating the risk of inconsistent whitening. You will choose with the doctor which type of bleach best suits your aesthetic goal. Instructions to be followed at home will be given.

Is Tooth Whitening safe?

Ultimately the answer to this question is “yes” Tooth whitening is safe.

Contrary to popular belief, your tooth enamel is safe. Dental whitening products only remove surface stains that are in the microscopic pores of your teeth. The bleach does not penetrate deeply within the tooth

Home whitening or in office professional whitening?

Laser teeth whitening in-clinic really just treats the surface of the teeth, so this will give great results but they will not last. Home whitening with the dental grade gel and trays alone will whiten the inside of the teeth, but not so much the surface. Therefore, when using a combination of professional laser in clinic whitening with top-up trays you are able to whiten both the inside of the tooth and the tooth surface. This gives amazing, long-lasting results that are much more evenly spread along each tooth.

Is teeth whitening permanent?

The effects of teeth whitening are not permanent. It is likely that a touch-up will be needed every few years. Such procedures are needed more often for patients who smoke, and those who drink wine, tea or coffee.

Because teeth whitening is only effective on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, or other dental modifications. Replacement of such restorations will need to be done after bleaching, so they can be properly color matched to the newly bleached teeth.

Can I just use over the counter Whitening Strips?

The bleaching solution in over-the-counter products isn’t nearly as strong as what you get at Identity Smile Clinic. And because the trays and strips aren’t designed to perfectly fit around your unique teeth position, the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and comes into contact with your gums, where it acts as an irritant.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results of your teeth whitening treatments can last from 6 monthst to  two or more years if you maintain a diligent oral hygiene regimen which includes the whitening take-home trays provided by the Identity Smile Clinic

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Client Reviews

Highly recommend Dr Germain and her colleagues. Not only she has a great personality, she makes sure that the BEST job is provided and the patient is happy with her job. Best experience I had in a dental practice.
Maryam Javidan
Maryam Javidan
Dr Germain did my orthodontist work. She has done a tremendous job and was really attentive to answering my numerous questions.
She was also available to deal with my queries even out of office hours.
I highly recommend dr German for anyone looking for a truly caring and qualified dentist.
Grégoire Pennec
Grégoire Pennec
My experience with Dr. Germain has been nothing short of a pleasure. The attention to care and comfort is second to none and it’s a genuine joy to go to the dentist when being seen by Dr. Germain. She has taken her time inside and outside of our normal appointments to ensure that I am getting the treatment that I need to be confident about my teeth and oral hygiene. Superb knowledge and facilities, top tier professionalism but also a reassuring and friendly presence - couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Ryan Couch
Ryan Couch
Dr. Alexandra is the best dentist you can find in London! I contacted her for an emergency and I got an appointment within 1 hour! She is not only an amazing doctor but also a lovely person. I would definitely recommend her.
Benedetta Bisetto
Benedetta Bisetto
I was very nervous going to the dentist after too many years avoiding it. Dr. Germain was amazing! Professional but down to earth, she was able to put me at ease. Setting up appointments with her assistant, Chloe has been a breeze and very client-centric. Definitely recommend!
Saul Palomera
Saul Palomera
Dr. Germain is the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is incredibly thorough, uses the latest technology, and is totally present and focused during visits. I actually look forward to cleanings with her! The relaxing music and overall environment help. :) I recommend her enthusiastically!
Sonia Miranda Tekle
Sonia Miranda Tekle
Dr Germain has literally changed my life for the better! Thanks to her amazing meticulous work, she was able to conduct the best smile makeover for me.

I’m over the moon with my new smile!
Sam EA
Sam EA
Yay! Finally found a good dentist in London. Dr. Germain does all the right checks (lymph-nodes, tongue and mouth check, jaw, etc) and her cleaning is the best I've had in London. She doesn't waste time trying to upsell you on things (this can be common in the US) but she'll answer all your questions and provide an opinion on options and cost and leave it with you -- which is great. Definitely my primary dentist now.
E K
E K
Excellent dentist with a wonderful sense of humor, patient-focused, available and sympathetic. I had total confidence visiting the office multiple times during the pandemic. She has a very good associated periodontist. If you are looking for an American-style dentist I highly recommend Dr. Germain. She is also experienced with US dental insurance forms.
Robin Abrams
Robin Abrams
Dr. Germain is an OUTSTANDING dentist! She exceeded my expectations in delivering the highest quality results and a smile that brings me so much confidence. She is professional, thorough, efficient and cares about me as a patient. She's proactive and checks in post-dental work to make sure all is going smoothly; I couldn't recommend her enough! She has made visits to the dentist much more positive than any other dentist!
Georgina Fitzpatrick
Georgina Fitzpatrick
Dr. Germain is incredible about seeing the whole picture, made the biggest difference to my face, teeth and I’m incredulous more dentists are NOT like her but wow! I am LUCKY to have found her. She is incredibly tenacious about getting results you are happy with. Her ethics are second to none. The people she co-ordinates with are incredible. Her team are wonderful. She works for you. I now have my gum lines fixed, a set of straight, all natural looking teeth (I showed her my picture before accident so I look like me again!) and my whole face looks fresh. Taken years of me. I can smile!!!
Akashia LondonTalent
Akashia LondonTalent
Dr Germain is an excellent dentist and a lovely, warm and caring person. She is highly knowledgeable and skilled and takes the time to fully explain everything she does so that you feel comfortable and informed as the patient. As a Canadian, I previously had avoided dentists in the UK, preferring to wait until I returned to Canada several times a year to go to a dentist I trusted. I searched long and hard for a dentist I felt confident in in London, and I am so happy to have found an excellent dentist in Dr Germain. I would highly recommend her!
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