As September ushers in the autumn season, this month marks a significant juncture for many people as they return to work, university and school.
Some people find this time of year to be even more significant than the arrival of a new year in January. As such, autumn is the perfect time to rejuvenate your smile before life settles back into its regular rhythm following the summer holidays.
Moreover, brightening your smile now ensures that you’ll be ready to shine during the upcoming festive seasons, whether it’s for work gatherings or family celebrations.
At Cliftonville Dental, we understand the profound impact a beautiful smile can have on your confidence. A radiant smile is uplifting and can leave a lasting impression when socialising with others. So, why not treat yourself to a little “pick-me-up” with a teeth whitening treatment at our Northampton practice this autumn? Continue reading to discover more about our teeth-whitening offerings.
“Why Are My Teeth Stained?”
Teeth discolouration can result from various factors, including the natural ageing process and daily cups of coffee. Smoking can worsen staining, further dimming teeth that have already lost their lustre, and red wine enthusiasts may find their teeth bearing the marks of their favourite tipple.
To avoid staining, we advise limiting your consumption of dark liquids and stain-causing foods while maintaining a diligent dental care routine that includes brushing, flossing and regular hygiene check-ups. We also strongly recommend quitting smoking for the sake of both your oral and overall health.
“Do Over-the-Counter Whitening Products Work?”
Most over-the-counter teeth whitening products yield minimal results when it comes to brightening your teeth. This is because over-the-counter products are bound by legal limitations concerning the permitted concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. In contrast, registered and qualified dentists have access to more potent whitening agents that can produce transformative effects.
The General Dental Council states, “Tooth whitening products containing or releasing between 0.1%-6% hydrogen peroxide should not be made directly available to the consumer, other than through treatment by a registered dentist.” That said, products with only 0.1% hydrogen peroxide have such a low concentration that they hardly make a noticeable difference to your smile.
Therefore, if you’re looking to see a dramatic difference in the brightness of your smile, the only way to achieve this is by visiting a reputable cosmetic dentistry practice in Northampton, such as ours.
Teeth Whitening at Cliftonville Dental
We proudly offer Philips Zoom! Whitening, one of the most effective professional whitening systems on the market, renowned for delivering noticeable and enduring results. Zoom teeth whitening can lighten your teeth up to several shades brighter, giving a fresher, brighter appearance.
This non-invasive treatment involves no drilling and leaves no permanent alterations to your tooth structure, ensuring your safety and tooth preservation.
If you’re seeking a quick in-house treatment administered by our expert dentists, Philips Zoom takes only 45 minutes. Our dentists will apply a whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth, which is then activated by a special blue LED lamp, effectively lifting tooth stains.
If you have a busy schedule or prefer the convenience of whitening your teeth at home, we offer at-home teeth whitening with Philips. During your consultation, we will create custom-made aligners based on an impression of your smile. These aligners, along with a tube of Philips whitening gel, will be given to you to apply and wear during the day or while sleeping until you achieve your desired results.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a complimentary teeth whitening consultation.
Teeth whitening starts at £297.
Extra whitening gel syringe £39.
While teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure with minimal aftercare requirements, adopting certain practices can help you maintain your radiant smile for longer before requiring touch-ups. Unlike dental veneers or crowns, teeth whitening isn’t a permanent solution, so reducing exposure to stain-inducing substances is crucial to maintain results.
We advise that you:
- Quit smoking.
- Reduce your consumption of tea and coffee.
- Drink lots of water.
- Minimise consumption of stain-causing foods.
- Protect your teeth from cold weather; teeth whitening can increase sensitivity, so consider wrapping up with a scarf or shrug when the colder months arrive, and use a desensitising toothpaste.
- Uphold a thorough dental hygiene routine.
For many, September holds a deeper sense of renewal and significance than the traditional January celebrations. If this resonates with you, now is the opportune moment to breathe new life into your smile with a teeth whitening treatment at our practice.
With Philips Zoom! Whitening, one of the most effective and trusted systems available, we guarantee noticeable and long-lasting results. This non-invasive treatment prioritises your safety and preserves your tooth structure, making it an ideal choice for a brighter, fresher smile. With this cosmetic treatment, you can indulge in a little self-care without the pressure of making significant, irreversible decisions.
Whether you opt for our in-house or at-home whitening options, we provide personalised care tailored to your preferences and schedule.
Don’t hesitate to contact our Northampton dental practice for a complimentary consultation. During this consultation, we can illustrate the remarkable transformation that teeth whitening can bring to your smile. Reach out to our warm and welcoming reception team today at 01604 604545 to take the first step toward achieving a beautifully radiant smile.