Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. Not only does teeth whitening improve the shade of a person’s smile, it can bring emotional benefits too, by increasing your desire to smile and helping you to become less self-conscious about smiling in public. We’ve been performing professional teeth whitening for the people of Northampton for a number of years now, and whilst there’s no doubt that a beautifully white smile looks great, its often the confidence patients develop post-treatment that really stands out. Read on to find out more about teeth whitening and why you should consider reviving your smile this autumn.
What is professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is an almost non-invasive means of whitening your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening is performed and overseen by a dental professional, such as a member of our team here at Cliftonville Dental. Whether you’re looking to reverse severe discolouration that’s come about through smoking or a poor diet and brushing routine, or you’d like to subtly improve the shade of teeth which are already white, treatment can be tailored to suit you.
Why teeth whitening?
Here at Cliftonville Dental, we’ve seen teeth whitening treatment bring about a myriad of benefits for patients here in Northampton. Teeth whitening:
- Boosts confidence: a bright and white smile can help you find the confidence to smile again and improve your general wellbeing.
- Improves career prospects: a healthy-looking and smile has been shown to improve career prospects.
- Can improve your dating life: research has shown that a smile is the first thing most people notice about each other. White teeth represent health and can indicate that a person maintains a healthy lifestyle and self-care.
- Can make you look younger: yellow and stained teeth can put years on your appearance. Reversing this with teeth whitening can restore youth to your smile and to your whole face.
- Can inspire a better oral hygiene routine: many patients find that once they’ve had their teeth whitened, their volition to keep up good oral care to maintain the results stays strong.
- Can enhance the effects of facial aesthetics treatment: many patients choose to have their teeth whitened alongside anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, to enhance their smile as well as their skin.
Here are a few of the questions we get asked most often by our patients prior to treatment:
How long do the results last?
Philips Zoom teeth whitening is formulated to deliver long-lasting results, but these will vary depending on how well you care for your teeth and the diet you eat.
Which Philips Zoom treatment is right for me?
We offer both the in-practice and take-home whitening trays and which you choose will depend on your lifestyle, budget and the results you’re looking to achieve.
Is there anything I can do to maintain the results of treatment?
We will provide you with aftercare information to consult at home. You can maintain the results of treatment by using an electric toothbrush to brush your teeth, and by flossing at least once a day. We strongly recommend avoiding acidic and high sugar foods, as well as wine and tea and coffee, which are notorious for staining teeth.
Will I experience any sensitivity?
It’s normal to experience some sensitivity during treatment, though this can be reduced with densensitising agents. Zoom whitening includes take home gels which have been proven to reduce sensitivity, without compromising the results of treatment. You won’t feel any discomfort throughout of after the procedure, and as your trays are made for your smile, there’s no risk of irritation to your gums.
Philips Zoom teeth whitening at Cliftonville Dental
At Cliftonville Dental, we believe in using only market leading brands. We use Phillips Zoom whitening, one of the most advanced whitening systems that can whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades in as little as an hour.
You will be given the option of home-based whitening or an in-practice whitening session, both of which deliver predictable results. Get in touch with our friendly reception team to book a complimentary consultation.
Covid-19 and teeth whitening
The lockdown period saw prolific use of at-home teeth whitening kits, which have garnered popularity over the past decade. However, this is no good news for your smile, as home whitening kits not only don’t perform anywhere near as well as in-practice whitening, they’re also dangerous.
It’s possible to spoil the aesthetic of your smile with at-home teeth whitening kits, many of which don’t bleach certain stains and restorations like fillings, leaving you with teeth that aren’t uniform.
As they’re not custom-made for your smile, the whitening trays that come with kits purchased over-the-counter or online have the potential to put your gums at risk. Because they’re a poor fit for your teeth, the whitening agent risks making contact with your gums, and causing severe irritation which can result in irreversible damage.
Have your teeth whitening effectively and safely at Cliftonville Dental, under the supervision and care of a team who are highly experienced and qualified at performing teeth whitening treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry, performed by experts
In addition to teeth whitening, we offer a number of other popular cosmetic dental treatments, all of which are tailored to your needs. Using the very best equipment to carefully plan and perform your treatment, we’re able to produce outstanding natural results for patients here in Northampton. Treat yourself cosmetic dentistry to beautify your smile this autumn, and feel great from the inside out.
Book yourself in for teeth whitening treatment at our Northampton dental practice today. We look forward to welcoming you.