Tooth whitening has reached new levels of popularity in recent years, since it is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your smile. No matter how much good care we take of our teeth, they are likely to become stained or discoloured over time.
This is mainly due to the consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, soda drinks and highly-pigmented foods; however, teeth yellow as we age and sometimes it’s just a matter of genetics. Discolouration can also be caused by smoking or certain medications. Whatever the cause, tooth whitening at Orpington Dental in Orpington can restore your bright, beautiful smile and take years off your appearance.
At Orpington Dental, we two different types of professional tooth whitening. Power whitening involves bleaching your teeth with Zoom technology in the dental practice. The process is quick, simple and requires only one visit. Your Orpington dentist will place a protective barrier over your lips and gums and apply a custom-made bleaching gel on your teeth.
The gel is stimulated with the aid of a lamp positioned straight over your teeth, activating the bleaching progress. After one hour your teeth will look much brighter than before. Tooth whitening with Zoom light technology is popular for busy people and patients who wish to whiten their teeth before a big event.
We also offer home whitening with custom-made bleaching trays. Your dentist will create two custom trays based on impressions of your teeth. These trays are made to fit comfortably over your teeth and gums. Whitening trays have to be worn a few hours every days for two weeks approximately. When the treatment finishes, your teeth will be whiter by several shades. Home whitening is ideal for people who would like to gradually whiten their teeth in the comfort of their home.
Both treatments are safe and effective with guaranteed results. Unlike over-the-counter bleaching products, professional teeth whitening is much safer. Readily available whitening product often contain less bleaching agents and are not as effective as professional treatments. More alarmingly, they can also harm your teeth and gums with careless use.