Regardless of how well we follow our dental hygiene routine, sometimes only a qualified dentist can get teeth sparkling white. Most dental professionals discourage the use of so-called whitening toothpastes because they contain tiny particles that scrape off the tooth enamel. While this can have the effect of brightening a smile, it also harms the structure and integrity of the tooth, meaning it is more susceptible to decay in the future. Teeth cleaning in London is an established business operating from NHS and private dentists across the capital. Services cost between £40 and £120 for a session, but with special offers from Groupon, savvy customers can sniff out some of the best deals going.

Professional teeth cleaning in London

Tooth whitening should never be recommended for children - any hygienist or clinic which offers this service should be viewed with a degree of suspicion. However, for adults it is a free choice. Drinking tea or coffee, smoking and enjoying a glass of red wine can all contribute to dulling the appearance of the teeth, but London life would not be as much fun without these small pleasures to brighten up the day. For teeth cleaning, London has almost 300 qualified technicians who are adept at carrying out this procedure, which takes a little more than half an hour and results can normally be achieved straightaway. There are two main methods - the familiar "scale and polish" and the more modern laser tooth whitening technique which is also available from many dental studios including Covent Garden's Dr Flora Chigwedere.

Removing the fear factor

Nobody would classify a visit to the dentist as fun, but some people are genuinely terrified by the thought of it. For nervous patients, a number of very sympathetic dentists offer London teeth cleaning, one of the best is Douglas Miller's practice in North Finchley. He is fully accredited and offers a treatment plan to gently guide the patient through what needs to be done. Counselling and sedation is also available here for those who are overcome by dental anxiety. London Bridge Dental Practice, meanwhile, offers an excellent teeth cleaning service, alongside a host of other options such as cosmetic braces, dentures and gum contouring. With a fully professional staff providing excellent care, you can be sure to receive the best treatment here.

Affordable, quick and hassle-free whitening services

Once an appointment has been booked for the tooth whitening treatment in London, it can be carried out during a busy professional's lunch hour, so there is no need to take half a day's leave or work late into the night. The procedure is quick and fulfilling, meaning that customers can leave with bedazzling choppers just 40 minutes after walking through the surgery door. This straightforward cosmetic procedure has lasting effects of up to a year (depending on the individual's dentition) which is money well spent. For those looking for more information, this handy guide has been put together by the National Health Service.

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