New year, new you – tooth whitening in 2018

A new year is here and you might be thinking about resolutions and the changes that you want to make. Perhaps you’re unhappy with your smile and you’re looking to boost your confidence? Teeth whitening is a globally popular cosmetic dental treatment designed to treat discoloured teeth as a result of wear and tear or certain lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol and poor upkeep of dental health and hygiene.

The process behind teeth whitening

You will need to have a scale and polish performed by your dentist here at Cliftonville – this is where any deep staining in the form of plaque and tartar, that cannot be removed through brushing alone, is removed. The scale and polish coupled with the tooth whitening treatment, gives patients a great opportunity to retune their dental hygiene and create new and healthier habits, all with a brand new smile from the start.

Following the scale and polish, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order for your custom whitening trays to be created – these will be used to apply a special whitening agent that you will have selected with your dentist.

You will be able to choose between take-home whitening kits of practice-delivered systems. Both of these methods produce excellent results however as a word of caution, you should only ever use at-home kits under the supervision of a medical professional as these individuals are the only people who can offer this treatment safely. Teeth whitening can cause irrevocable damage to your teeth if performed by someone with no medical training as they are not able to create impressions that are a perfect match for your tooth structure and therefore the whitening agent can leak over and come into contact with your gums.

Zoom! Teeth whitening at Cliftonville

Zoom! Teeth whitening can whiten patients’ tooth shade by up to 6 shades in a mere 1 hour, giving smiles a natural, healthy and younger look.


If you would like more information about the treatments we offer here at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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