Everyone wants to have whiter teeth. In the past, such a procedure seemed like a luxury only available to the wealthy. Thankfully now the opportunities for achieving this goal are accessible to a much greater portion of the population and tooth whitening is becoming more and more popular in the UK. As more people look for affordable opportunities to improve the quality of their smile, there are a greater range of available products, new brands appearing and more dentists with the technology to deliver different treatments and solutions.
Enlighten tooth whitening is one of the most popular procedures used by people from Bath and nearby areas. The at-home whitening kit takes around four weeks and has a full range of strengths to match your needs. The variability of the treatment is one of its key advantages. Enlighten Evolution can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades, depending of course on how stained your teeth are.
You can also get a kit which is done partly at home and partly in a dentists’ surgery. In this version, the latter part of the treatment is done at a higher strength by a dentist to speed up the process. Of course, the complete treatment programme can also be done by a dentist. This will cost a little more but be completed in 60 minutes. At Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol we are often asked to carry out this treatment.
In each type of kit, the same products and technology are used, the strength being the only variable. The process is also broadly the same, whether you use a home kit or add in a dental appointment. Sensitivity can be a side-effect of tooth whitening but the process will not damage the enamel of your teeth or harm your gums. Why not give it a try?
Patients in Swindon and other nearby areas looking to brighten their smile are frequently turning to Zoom teeth whitening, the latest and most effective in-clinic whitening procedure currently on the market.
Using this process, the dentists can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades in just one treatment. For a busy individual, being able to enhance the colour of your teeth in less than an hour is the perfect choice. Everyone wants to look their best and, given that your smile is one of the first things people notice, teeth whitening treatments are a great way to improve your appearance and build your confidence. This can have a dramatic effect on both your work and your personal life.
The whitening procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. Your dentist will then apply a Zoom whitening gel which contains hydrogen peroxide to the enamel on the front of your teeth. This is then heated with a powerful lamp. The lamp activates the gel, helping to penetrate the enamel and bleaching away any discolouration without changing the structure of the teeth.
The main advantage of the Zoom teeth whitening system is the speed in which you can get the treatment and see the results. Alternative methods such as tray or strip systems can take much longer to take effect and involve several applications. Home teeth whitening systems do work, and use a similar system, but by using the lamp you can speed up the process dramatically.
So, if you want a quick way of removing coffee, wine or tobacco stains and want to return the shine to your smile, then Zoom teeth whitening is the ideal solution.
Zoom is a tooth whitening technology that lightens discoloured enamel and dentine. Teeth become discoloured due to many reasons. For example, drinking coffee or red wine, and smoking cigarettes will greatly increase the speed at which your teeth begin to discolour and tarnish. However, with Zoom you will be able to remove these stains and regain your beautiful smile.
The active ingredient in Zoom gel is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen as it is broken down and this oxygen enters the enamel and dentine and begins to bleach any coloured stains it comes across. Zoom uses a light to activate hydrogen peroxide and helps the penetration of the surface of the tooth. Zoom whitening is unique as very few technologies involve the enhancement of the gel through LED products.
Once whitened, teeth should always stay lighter than they were before. However with the help of Clifton Dental of Bristol who serves Swindon will tell you that it is essential you take care of your teeth in order to prevent any further discolouration. Brushing your teeth properly is important, as is reducing the amount of coffee and red wine you drink, as these are a culprit of tarnishing. Finally, occasional use of a whitening gel by Enlighten whitening is recommended as this will ensure your teeth remain light and beautiful.
If you are one of these people in Swindon that indulges in reality television shows, then you may well be aware of a ‘certain’ makeover program on the BBC and seen the wonders that the dentist does to peoples teeth and there is a chance that you thought ‘I’d love to have my teeth that white’. Well here’s the real reality check. Get off the sofa, turn the TV off and go around the corner to your dentist, and you will find that they are offering that very same treatment. Zoom is considered to be a wonder treatment when it comes to teeth whitening, and in a way, if it’s on the ‘box’, it is going to be good. For a paltry £100, you can get your teeth done to a level that will rank you among the ‘A’ list of celebrities. Pay your money, sit in the chair and with three short sharp bursts of laser treatment, which is totally painless as your dentist will ensure that your gums are protected and that your teeth are prepared in the right way, you will walk away with a smile you only had in your dreams. Zoom also offers a whole catalogue of treatments, and some that you can do yourself at home. Your best and first choice is to check with your dentist first before setting off on this journey; but it is one you will not regret and then in as little as an hour, or if you go down the home route for a few weeks, you’ll be that lucky person that you have just seen on the TV with beautiful shining white teeth.
The look of your smile is important when it comes to making a good first impression. Yet a great many people simply accept the fact that they have stained teeth or teeth which are dull in tone or shade. This is not necessary any more because Swindon dentists offer a variety of procedures which are designed to whiten teeth and remove bothersome stains.
In essence there are two main types of teeth whitening process: those which are led by the dentist in the surgery and those which are carried out by the patient at home. Both, however, tend to use the same sort of techniques. Generally, teeth whitening techniques will rely on the application of whitening gels. These specially formulated gels contain bleaching agents which remove any stains and chemicals which actually make teeth whiter. The gel needs to have time to work on the teeth so they are usually applied to trays which are worn over the teeth for a period.
The most affordable of these treatments are the ones that will be carried out at home by you, the patient. These kits can be bought from many retailers such as super markets and pharmacies. They are very convenient because they are often worn during sleep. The potential drawback is that the trays are all the same size so you might not get the best coverage of the gel on your teeth.
When dentists build the trays they do so according to the particular shape of your mouth and therefore the gel can have a far better standard of coverage and won’t produce uneven results. Dentist-led procedures sometimes utilise special curing lights as well.
You really have to ask where the wonders of modern dental techniques are going to end. Well, at the moment, it’s starting to creep into most homes around Swindon! How long will it be before we can buy our siblings, or our friends, a home drilling kit for Christmas? Although teeth whitening procedures are still available from dentists in some form, it is very much going, DIY. Home bleaching kits have become very trendy as people are moving more towards avoiding the dentists. They involve simple bleaching trays that slot over the teeth and then bingo, you have white teeth. A word of caution here: not everyone is suitable, especially if gum disease is present, so you should always consult your dentist first. They can also offer you procedures whereby you get measured up with them first, and then do the work at home. Bleaching pens are also available and a lot less damaging to the gums than a bleaching tray. Whitening toothpastes have also become very successfully popular, offering great results in the process. But laser whitening is probably the real ‘in thing’ right now. Done at the dentist, it’s cheap, painless and all over in an hour- some people even offer this service at home!
There’s an amazing array of teeth whitening product available in Gloucester today, as more of us are choosing the option to do the work ourselves, at home. Of course with all this competition amongst companies, the products are becoming better. But some dentists are concerned that this takes away their ability to monitor what their patients are up to, which if it goes wrong, means that they have to patch up any damage done. One product however, is making a huge ‘noise’ in this field, being seen as vastly superior to most home kits, has incredible results for the patient and keeps the dentist on board too, whilst working at home- Enlighten Tooth Whitening. Your dentist can first assess the suitability of your mouth by treating any gum disease before starting the treatment. Then you will be measured up for two, air-tight bleaching trays, which you take home with you to start the two week course. Each night before you go to sleep, you fill the trays which the whitening agent and fix them over the teeth, taking care to avoid food or drinks that have a tendency to stain your teeth and to use a whitening toothpaste for the next couple of weeks. When the course is over, the dentist will administer a laser session to give your teeth the amazingly natural look you’ve craved for.
How many of us would like to get that perfect sheen back to our teeth that we had when we were younger? There’s something so special about the sparkle of a child’s teeth and yet as we grow older many of lose it. It doesn’t matter how well you take care of your teeth and even if you avoid things like smoking, red wine and coffee which stain teeth, it is highly likely that your teeth will become more dull in colour with the passing years.
What can you do about it? There are a number of options which your Swindon dentist will be able to advise you about. Any trip to a super market or pharmacy, let alone a quick search on the internet, will reveal how prevalent home teeth whitening kits are. They are often affordable and convenient too, with some startling results available. They usually comprise a set of trays which are to be filled with whitening gel and then worn on your teeth at night for a set period of time.
Some people prefer to have their teeth whitening overseen by the dentist in the surgery. Often this is a more expensive option and perhaps not as convenient if you have a very busy schedule, but the peace of mind offered makes it worth it for some. The concept is similar to that of the home whitening kits as it usually involves some sort of formulated gel which is applied to the teeth. The advantage that in-surgery teeth whitening has is that dentists can also utilise special curing lights. By shining these onto the teeth it can give them a truly exceptional finish.
There are many choices in Bath when it comes to keeping your smile white and healthy and two of the more popular treatments around are teeth whitening or bleaching and veneers. Choosing what is best for you depends on the condition of your teeth and gums but if you are having doubts as to which is best for you, can easily be resolved by a consultation with your dentist. If your have strong, healthy gums and teeth that are suffering from discoloration, teeth whitening is for you. There are many methods to choose from home bleaching kits to laser whitening- each offer fantastic results and are quick and cheap, though limited to the teeth being in good shape to start with. But as we age, our teeth can suffer from general wear and tear, cracks and gaps can develop and gums can start to recede. Teeth whitening will not be able to rectify these problems, whereas having a veneer fitted can, although at a little more expense. A simple procedure, fitting a veneer, can rectify these problems and can be coloured to match the rest of the teeth in the mouth, hence it is good for restoring the sheen to a single tooth. Both procedures have their place in your mouth. Ironically, if you have veneers fitted that have discoloured over time, a teeth whitening treatment will work on both the veneer and the other teeth to restore your smile.
If the 20th century gave us anything (and it gave us a lot), it certainly gave us options for having good looking teeth. Previous generations that lived in Bristol much be looking down on us and weeping as they view our pearly whites. They were never adorned with the choices on offer that we have to keep our teeth clean and white. Who’d have thought 50 years ago that you’d one day be able to walk into a shop and buy a home bleaching kit for £20, and that’s not the only thing on offer from the 20th century either, to remove discoloration from the teeth. So many companies have got wise to our dental needs. Enlighten promises to whiten your teeth in 14 days- while you sleep! Toothpaste companies now add bleaching agents to their pastes and brush technology has become a precise science behind keeping our teeth white. Of course, we have our trusted and much loved dentists to fall back on too, who now offer a myriad of procedures to maintain the Hollywood look. Cosmetic bonding can improve on a tired look littered with cracks, gaps and wear, by using colored resins- as can having veneers fitted. But the most fashionable treatment around today must be laser bleaching, available from most dentists in the area. Teeth whitening has never been easier, nor cheaper, and if you are considering having it done, consult with your dentist first to find out the treatment that’s best for you.