There are many reasons your teeth may have lost their natural brightness. Teeth whitening is a simple solution to this and popular with many of our adult patients.
What is teeth whitening?
We offer professional tooth whitening using the Philips Zoom! tooth whitening system. This involves the removal of staining or discolouration from your teeth through the application of a clinically approved whitening gel to the tooth surface. This causes no long lasting adverse effects to your dental enamel and the general health of your teeth. With this system you can expect dazzling, long lasting results, from the convenience of your own home. If you are planning to undergo orthodontic treatment with us, we do recommend you wait until after treatment is complete, and your teeth are in their ideal position, before you commence any whitening treatment. Speak to one of our specialist orthodontists to find out more. Please note the tooth whitening is only available to patients aged 18 and over.
Should I whiten my teeth?
It is very common for teeth to naturally lose their brightness over time, but there are some contributing factors to consider. Lifestyle habits such as smoking, regularly drinking tea, coffee and red wine as well as highly pigmented foods can all contribute to staining and discolouration on the teeth. If you do decide that whitening is the right treatment option for you it’s important to try and avoid these things to ensure you get the best results possible, and keep your smile brighter for longer.
It is always important to consult a registered professional before undertaking any form of whitening treatment. Our Specialist Orthodontists can advise you on your suitability for tooth whitening and what kind of results you can realistically expect. It is worth noting that if you have any veneers or crowns on your teeth these will not change colour during treatment, so we recommend any restorative work be completed after whitening. Our clinicians will take a digital scan of your teeth to have custom whitening trays made to fit your teeth before providing you with a supply of Philip Zoom! whitening Gel and thorough instructions on how to safely and effectively whiten your teeth.
Due to the gradual nature of home whitening, you will have complete control over the final whiteness of your smile, and you can ‘top-up’ the brightness of your smile at any time.