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Red wine, coffee, age and genetics can make your teeth yellow and discoloured, which can have an ageing effect and spoil your appearance. The good news is, you don’t need to hide your teeth any more!
Teeth whitening is a simple and inexpensive way to make your teeth whiter. Although not a permanent solution, tooth whitening, if done properly, will usually last between 6 and 12 months. It gives a brighter smile which is still very natural.
Teeth whitening is a simple, safe and effective, non-invasive treatment which is growing in popularity as more and more people, young and not so young, are experiencing the benefits that it brings.
We can carry out tooth whitening for suitable patients utilising a more gentle tray whitening approach – with patients wearing custom-made, thin, gum shield-like trays containing bleaching gels.
The technique involves taking impressions of your teeth and getting laboratory made custom bleaching trays. Tooth whitening gel is then applied to the trays which are fitted to the teeth.
The trays hold the gel on the teeth and with time the teeth lighten. The more often you apply the gel the lighter the teeth will go.
There are many causes including ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, teas, colas, tobacco, red wine etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Yes, when monitored professionally and the instructions are followed there will be no damage to teeth, enamel or gums.
Generally the effects can be seen within one week for the in-office technique, and in about one month for the home bleaching technique. Some stains, like those caused by antibiotics, may require a prolonged course of treatment.
This depends on your lifestyle (tea, coffee, red wine etc.) but generally the effects should last up to 2 years. We advise patients to keep their bleaching trays as additional tubes of the tooth whitening product can be purchased for a ‘top-up’ as required.
No, there will be no colour change to existing fillings (silver or white), crowns, veneers, inlays, bridgework etc. Some restorations may need to be replaced if they do not match the new colour of your teeth, and we will do our best to advise which ones this may be, but the final decision can only be assessed once the tooth whitening has been completed.
Teeth whitening provides benefits in that it improves and brightens your smile associating with beauty, a healthier lifestyle and a friendlier appearance.
Types of teeth whitening methods include:
1) Professional In-office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening is completed in one visit in just over an hour. It is quick and effective:
- Zoom Advance Teeth Whitening
A same day walk-in service, ZOOM whitening improves whiteness better than any other treatment available. We often see over fourteen shades of improvement and the results last for years!
Teeth Whitening can make you feel more confident and transform your life. It can even give your career a boost! You will have guaranteed whiter teeth in around one hour. The procedure has been clinically tested to be one of the safest ways to whiten your teeth.
How Does zoom whitening Work?
The Zoom Professional Teeth Whitening treatment consists of a gentle whitening gel activated by a special, patented light operating in the gentle "blue spectrum." Unlike traditional bleaching methods, with zoom whitening there's no fuss or mess and no gels or trays to take home. All you have to do is sit back and relax while we do the rest.
2) Take home Bleaching Kit
Take home bleaching kits may be used to whiten you're teeth in the comfort of you're home or used as touch-up kits:
Normally, in-office professional tooth whitening is preferable compared to home bleaching kit as in-office teeth whitening process is quicker completed in one visit over an hour and often less messy. Take home whitening kits require a longer period of time for results
Take-home teeth whitening kits
Take-home teeth whitening kits supervised by a cosmetic dentist is the most popular teeth whitening method. These products contain a lower percentage of peroxide than in practice products and can be worn in a tray overnight or during the day at home. A custom-fitted tray is made to hold the teeth whitening product directly against the teeth while minimizing its contact with the gums.