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"I've been going to the Smile Cliniq for the past couple of years, and the treatment, care and advice from Chetan and his team has been faultless. Highly recommended." - A.S.
"Yet again I have been blown away by Smile Cliniq. After my filling fell out on Sunday night, I was distraught. But I phoned the Cliniq in the morning and got an appointment for the same morning. Dr Kaher put me at ease, even though I was very anxious, and did an amazing job on my..." - Robyn B
"What a great dental clinic! I was having issues with a tooth and Dr Sarita Kotecha was brilliant. Solved my dental issue quickly and explained everything in a way that made me actually enjoy the appointment (!!). They were able to squeeze me in last minute too. Highly recommend t..." - Saya Jones
"The service was so good at Smile Cliniq by Dr Sarita Kotecha, I recommended my wife to change dentist. We've been looking for a good dentist since moving to London 2 and 1/2 years ago and the quality we had received from our previous dentist was sub-standard. That all changed at ..." - Greg Jones
"I have had a dentist phobia for many years and would shake all over whenever I was there. Dr Chetan Kaher changed that. He was calm and very patient and understanding of my anxiety. All the staff are thoughtful and friendly. I don't shake anymore, which is wonderful. I still have..." - DEBRA MERRITT
"Fantastic service, professional and top notch technology. Very hygenic and Dr Chetan Kaher has a very steady and experienced hand. Highly recommend." - Amrita Chauhan
"I have had a dentist phobia for many years and would shake all over whenever I was there. Dr Chetan Kaher changed that. He was calm and very patient and understanding of my anxiety. All the staff are thoughtful and friendly. I don't shake anymore, which is wonderful. I still have..." - DEBRA MERRITT
"Friendly and helpful manager. Dentist was also friendly and efficient,Gave me lots of advice about dental care showing video." - Filippa Milioto
"Needed an emergency appointment, I was seen the same day! Great service and friendly staff" - Elena Milioto
"I found the the team at smile very professional and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Chet presented all the options and my selected course of treatment took place over a year. As it involved one of my front top teeth I had some concerns and Chet was always available to ans..." - Irin Wu
"I have a hereditary tendency to get dental cavities, ensuing painful dental treatments, which left me scared of visiting dentists. Now, in my early thirties, I did everything to avoid dental checks. I also gave up on having cavity-free teeth. Two years ago, I was forced to find a..." - Rukmini
"I have just finished my year long lingual brace treatment with Dr Sarita Kotecha which has been a huge success. I'm so happy with the results! The staff at Smile Cliniq have always been friendly, helpful and welcoming; fitting me in for last minute appointments when necessary and..." - Maayan Bianca
"My wife needed to see a dentist on an emergency basis on a Saturday after a bad fall the evening before. We called on Saturday morning and they were able to take us that afternoon. The quality of care, both technically and inter-personally, could not have been better. If we lived..." - Hal N.

Laser Gum Bleaching

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Gum Bleaching (Gum Depigmentation Solutions) in London

Darkened Gums?

Gums may be described as the frame to the picture of the teeth to create a beautiful looking smile portrait.  It is thus equally important to have beautiful healthy looking gums as well as teeth to get a lovely overall smile

Excess melanin or long term use of certain medications can cause patches/black spots on the gum, which although not detrimental to health, may be considered by the patient as not very aesthetically pleasing. People who have darker skin are more susceptible to melanin build up on the gums. Melanocytes (cells in the soft tissues which are responsible for producing melanin) are targeted by the laser and their rate of producing melanin is dramatically reduced. The gum bleaching procedure is normally a quick and painless one and in most cases, the treatment can be completed in one visit, allowing the patient to leave the surgery with pink gums again.

Gum discolouration can also be caused by amalgam (silver) filling particles that have absorbed into the gum. Certain types of medication or smoking can also cause gums to darken.

Procedure for Gum Bleaching

We initially carry out a detailed assessment to determine the amount and type of pigmentation that is needed for the gum bleaching.  We will then provide a detailed treatment plan including costs.

We use the latest Class 4 Diode laser to carry out the gum bleaching procedure with some anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort.  In most cases it is finished in just one 20 minute appointment.  However some patients do need touch up treatments, depending on depth of pigmentation.

Healing time is faiorly quick, a matter of days, for the vast majority of patients.

How long does gum bleaching last for?

The results of a single session of gum bleaching can last for up to a period of 20 -25 years and in some cases even a lifetime. However each patient is different and needs to be assessed individually.

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