2 January 2018
The Benefits of In Clinic Teeth Whitening
People have always wanted that bright, sparkling smile and can quite often be tempted into ordering cheap home whitening kits online. However, the results of these kits can vary wildly, leaving people with blotchy smiles and quite often, the only noticeable difference being their bank balance! This means the vast majority of people who have purchased online kits come to us questioning why it didn't work at all. Quite simply, the only way to guarantee a bright smile in the quickest and safest possible manner is by visiting a whitening clinic. Obviously, there is a natural limit to how white your teeth will go, but in-clinic teeth whitening can get your teeth as white as possible without the need of veneers. In just 45 minutes, we can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades brighter in a single visit. However, these results vary person to person and will depend on your dental care history.
At Seapoint Clinic, you can benefit from our in-clinic Zoom! Teeth Whitening suite, allowing you to get a beautiful white smile in comfortable surroundings and at a time that suits you. You can even watch a movie as you lie back and relax, all the while as the whitening gel and light does the work for you. We can even determine if you are a viable candidate for teeth whitening through a quick and simple exam, including a teeth shade assessment. This consultation is free of charge and can be done on the same day as your whitening treatment.
In-Clinic Whitening vs Home Whitening
Obviously, consulting a dental professional is the first step towards whitening your teeth safely. With in-clinic whitening and by following the "white diet" (avoiding staining foods, drinks and smoking), your teeth can go up to 10 shades brighter in just one 45 minute session. Meanwhile, with over-the-counter or online whitening kits, it can take weeks or even months to get your teeth even a few shades brighter.
Are there any side effects to Teeth Whitening?
No, however some people may notice a slight increase in sensitivity to cold foods and drinks. But this only temporary. Teeth whitening is completely safe, with many dentists considering it to be the safest form of cosmetic dental treatments available.
How does tray whitening compare?
Tray whitening is an ideal and inexpensive way to keep your teeth a healthy shade of white. Tray whitening is combined with in-clinic teeth whitening in order to achieve maximum results by simply "topping up" your teeth safely and effectively with whitening gel. This is particularly useful if you enjoy staining foods and drinks such as curries, red wines, coffees and teas.
Can I just buy the tray system?
You cannot buy teeth whitening gels of the same strength and quality from a chemist, online or over-the-counter as you can from your dentist. Moreover, the tray made by your dentist is custom made and fits your teeth like a personal retainer. A tray you make yourself from a kit may leak gel into your mouth and allow saliva into the gel reducing its effectiveness and can even damage your gums.
Teeth whitening is now among the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry, with more people than ever before opting for Zoom! Teeth Whitening. A bright smile can really make the difference to a person, restoring confidence and is the ideal treat before a special event or occasion. Why not contact us today and discover how you too can have the bright, white, confident smile you always wanted.