Category “Tooth whitening”

Teeth whitening made easy. A Harlow dentist tells how

Tooth whitening is quite easy these days, it all depends on how badly discoloured your teeth actually are says a Harlow dentist. A DIY formula is available from chemist shops and the World Wide Web network. They are safe and effective if you follow the simple instruction that comes as part of the package. It must be said that this method isn’t for just everyone, some people may need more professional help or another method, and this method really covers just a small amount of discoloured teeth problems. It consists of a mould which is blank to start with, you will need to soften it up first with warm water to enable you to bite down on it and make an impression of your teeth in it. Once that is done you mix up a small amount of bleach (included) and squirt it into the mould which is then placed on your teeth for around 40 minutes. This can be repeated according to what the instructions say, so always make sure you read the pamphlet first. The affects are initially quite noticeable, and it is also important to note that coloured food stuffs and drinks can affect its longevity. These kits come in different strengths so make sure you read the information on the box before you buy it, remember that if you`re allergic to bleach you shouldn’t even entertain this method, try another format. The cost is around £40-60 to buy off the shelf which is a good price to pay for whiter teeth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Give your smile a boost with Enlighten teeth whitening at Colchester dentist

If we’re honest we would probably all like to have whiter teeth as they look healthier and improve the appearance of the smile. Most people know about the existence of teeth whitening treatments but few people realise that they are actually very affordable. Teeth whitening started in America in the late seventies and eighties and was often seen as something reserved for movie stars and other rich and famous people. However, teeth whitening has become far more available and affordable and is now within the price range of pretty much everybody.

Teeth whitening systems such as Enlighten are carried out by almost all dentists in the UK and prices start at about £600 per treatment. Obviously, the more extensive the work you have carried out, the more expensive the treatment will be but everybody can benefit form even a single whitening treatment. Enlighten works by applying an active gel to the surface of the teeth in a special tray. This active gel contains the ingredient hydrogen peroxide, which slowly seeps into the tooth enamel, bleaching it and turning it whiter.

The process is completely safe if carried out by a dentist in a surgery. It is possible to buy home whitening kits but it is always best to have the treatment performed by a trained professional. There have been cases of people burning the soft tissue of their mouths with the gel, but with a dentist this is unlikely to happen. Whitening can make teeth up to ten shades whiter, depending on the original condition of the teeth and the consistency of the enamel, which differs from person to person.

Colchester dentists offer tooth whitening to improve the appearance of your smile. This perfectly safe treatment is one of the most affordable yet effective cosmetic dentistry treatments, so give it a try to boost your smile. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

A Harlow dentist gives out some good advice on teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a much sort out consequence of modern living advises a Harlow dentist. Just about everyone these days wants to have a Hollywood style smile, Simon Cowell has a lot to answer for, but he is also a great advert for this trend. White teeth give us a great smile and that is something that also gives us confidence, but what is involved? First off there is a cheap method of achieving white teeth and a medium and expensive way. A home whitening kit will cost less than a £100 and is easy to do; it involves mixing a bleaching agent and a reactor in a gum shield which is then fitted over the teeth and left to do its job. The results vary depending on how well you follow the instructions, the quality of the product and the amount of discolouration on the teeth. Most people will however get their teeth whitened at a salon or their dentist, at the salon you will have a technician doing the job, and their method isn’t recommended for people with badly receding gums as the root is exposed. A gel is brushed on the teeth and a rubber shield is used to expose them and protect the gums, tongue and lips. An intense light is shone on the exposed teeth to react with the gel, this breaks down the stains and encourages the enamel to smooth itself out and give the appearance of a whiter tooth. There are restrictions on what you can eat and drink, but this method has had good reviews. A visit to the dentist will be needed if you want to go a bit more expensive and have veneers fitted. Thin veneers will cover the tooth and give you an instant and lasting whiteness; they will also cover chipped and cracked teeth. They last around 3-5 years. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Dazzling smile with Zoom tooth whitening from Chelmsford dentist

Is your smile missing something? Lacking that extra spark or shine? Then you could be a perfect candidate for Zoom teeth whitening. Teeth whitening has been used for many years to improve the appearance of smiles across the world but many people don’t know that it s no longer the sole preserve of the rich and famous. Most dentists in the UK will offer teeth whitening as standard procedure and with treatment starting from as little as £60 there is no reason not to try it.

Zoom teeth whitening from Chelmsford dentists is one of the most popular types of whitening treatment because of its ability to achieve great results, fast. By using the power of the advanced  lamp, Zoom is able to speed up the whitening process. The treatment consists of applying a gel containing hydrogen peroxide to the enamel surfaces of the teeth. This gradually seeps in and bleaches any enamel that has lost its original colour.

Our teeth can lose their colour for a number of reasons. Firstly, it may simply be the result of age. Just our hair and skin lose their vitality and elasticity over time, so do our teeth lose their white colour. This is as a result of eating and drinking food with colourings over the course of a lifetime. This obviously means that people who eat and drink these certain foods more are likely to suffer more advanced discolouration. These include coffee, tea and red wine. Smoking is another major cause of enamel discolouration. Many smokers suffer from prematurely discoloured and yellow teeth, which can be treated with whitening.

Teeth whitening from Zoom is capable of improving the colour of the teeth by up to ten shades. This may take more than one treatment however, as some people’s teeth respond differently to the treatment than others. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Basildon dentist brightens smile with teeth whitening

Of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures, the most dramatic and by far the most popular with patients is teeth whitening. Although mankind has been trying to whiten teeth for centuries using a variety of techniques and substances, it is only relatively recently that modern technology has provided a more successful method.

Teeth whitening hit the headlines in the late 1980s when it was mostly the preserve of the rich and famous but as it has become more available it has also become more affordable. Teeth whitening is now offered by nearly all dentists across the UK with a variety of different products on the market promising results. Different dentists use different products but some of the most popular are Enlighten and Zoom whitening.

Whitening treatments can involve anything from half and hour one off appointments to two week intensive whitening using specially prepared take-home trays with lower concentration gels for nigh time use. Whichever treatment you choose it is important that it is provided by a trained Basildon dentist, as some home-use kits can contain high strength hydrogen peroxide which is capable of burning the soft tissue in the mouth. Dentists will be able to use all the necessary protective gear to ensure that your mouth is perfectly safe during the treatment.

The cost of whitening depends on which treatment you opt for and how long it lasts but there is a treatment available for all budgets and results are achievable with only limited whitening having been carried out. The process is relatively painless with only some mild sensitivity being experienced by some patients. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford

Teeth whitening from Maldon dentist brightens smile

Even the straightest and most well proportioned teeth can look unhealthy if they are discoloured. Our teeth naturally lose their natural colour over time. Just as our hair loses its natural colour and turns grey, our teeth lose their white colour as the enamel is gradually stained.

Discolouration affects some people more than others because of natural factors but it can also be influenced by lifestyle choices that we make. For example, the use of any kind of tobacco product can adversely affect the colour of teeth. Coffee and red wine drinkers are also particularly susceptible to the premature discolouration.

Regular and correct brushing and flossing can help prevent discoloration but if the enamel itself has become discoloured no amount of cleaning will restore the whiteness of the teeth. It is then only teeth whitening procedures that can restore the natural whiteness of the teeth.

Teeth whitening is the most common and affordable of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures and will be offered by most dentists. Most initial whitening will take place in the surgery but follow up treatments may be carried out at home with specially prepared whitening trays. There are whitening treatments available on the internet which promise teeth whitening at home, but dentists always recommend consulting them before using any whitening equipment. This is because the whitening ingredient, usually hydrogen peroxide, can be damaging to soft tissue if applied incorrectly or in high concentrations. Dentists will offer higher strength concentrations in surgery and safer, more diluted treatments for home use.

Teeth whitening affects different people at different speeds with some patients having visibly whiter teeth after only one treatment. For other patients it may take several applications before any discernable difference can be seen. If you think you could benefit from teeth whitening, make an appointment to see a Maldon dentist and they will be able to offer advice about the latest treatments available to you.

A bright smile lifts the gloom

At Advance Dental Clinic we have definitely noticed an increased demand for tooth whitening despite the economic doom and gloom affecting the country at the moment.

One reason for this might be the cheering up factor, a nice white smile gives you a great feel good factor at an affordable price especially compared to more radical treatments such as porcelain veneers and orthodontics.

We offer 2 main types of whitening; In surgery whitening is useful for people with heavily stained teeth and those who don’t want to use home trays. Custom home tooth whitening uses specially designed custom fitted trays, worn at night, using a whitening gel placed in the tray. This generally gives us the best result possible as the trays can be worn until the patient his happy with the final colour. After that the trays can be used 1 night per month just to keep the colour looking great.

Please call us if you would like any further information on 01245 268 494

New tooth whitening system available at Advance

Viola has  attended an internet whitening course about the new bleaching system Ramp.
It is a cutting edge technology combining  variable concentration of whitening in order to reduce sensitivity.   Ramp is the one and only Home bleaching system which uses 5 Bar sealed (pressed), precise trays not available with any other systems.   During the two-week course the patient uses both carbamide and hydrogen peroxide with this easy to follow system.

Watch out the space here as Natalie is going to try out Ramp soon and she will report her findings on the blog next month.


Smile makeover with whitening and veneers

Today we finished treatment on a guy from Rainham in Essex. He first attended in this summer where we whitened his teeth, then placed a combination of crowns and veneers followed by the replacement of his old metal fillings. His full case pictures can be found on our case of the month page.

Dental Implants and Porcelain Veneers

Today we finished a case on a lovely lady from Chelmsford. She presented a few months ago with 2 twisted incisor teeth that needed removal. we removed these 2 teeth and fitted immediate dental implants. We then whitened all her teeth followed by the fitting of final porcelain crowns and veneers. The patient was delighted with the final result we acheived for her at Advance Dental Clinic