Teeth can discolour because of lifestyle habits, as part of ageing, and sometimes teeth are naturally darker. A professional teeth whitening treatment can often help, lifting even deep-seated stains, so teeth look visibly brighter within a very short while. Here at Smilexcellence, we offer Zoom whitening, a professional treatment that provides reliable results safely. An alternative is to use our custom home whitening kits. These don’t provide such quick results but allow you to whiten at home, at times convenient to you.
Before using any whitening product, it is essential to have a dental examination. We must make sure your teeth are strong, and you do not have any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, as these could cause tooth sensitivity or discomfort. We can also assess why your teeth have discoloured, as some stains and discolouration respond to whitening treatments more effectively. Also, it is important to note existing restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, and veneers will not change colour during treatment. Once we have made sure you are suitable for treatment, we can discuss whether you will whiten in our comfortable dental practice or if you prefer to whiten at home.
Zoom teeth whitening is very fast, brightening your teeth by several shades in just a single appointment at Smilexcellence. Firstly, we clean your teeth thoroughly before protecting your lips and gums. Next, we paint your teeth with professional-strength whitening gel that is light-activated. Using UV blue light helps the gel to penetrate your tooth enamel more effectively. We may remove and reapply the gel several times during your treatment, and by the end, your teeth will be between six and ten shades lighter. Sometimes teeth continue to brighten for several days after treatment.
If you prefer to whiten at home, we provide custom made whitening trays and professional-strength whitening gel safe for home use. We will show you how to fill and insert the trays, and you simply need to wear them overnight. You will start to see results within a few days, but it can take up to two weeks to achieve the full effects. A custom home whitening kit is very helpful for anyone with more sensitive teeth as we can prescribe a lower strength whitening gel so that you can brighten your smile more comfortably. You can also reuse the trays to top up the results, as we can supply more whitening gel.