Should I consider teeth whitening?
Your smile is important in creating a great first impression and at Maudsland Dental Care, we would love to help you achieve a healthy and welcoming smile to flash around!
Over time, your natural pearly whites are susceptible to staining and discolouration through a number of life style factors such as smoking, drinking coffee, teas or red wine and through the natural aging process. Teeth whitening is a simple way of bringing the life and confidence back to your smile and give you a more youthful appearance by reversing years of staining and discolouration in your teeth.
At Maudsland Dental Care, we stand by a number of safe and effective options for teeth whitening whereby you can choose between the in-house or take-home systems. Prior to commencing any whitening, it is important for your dentist to assess your suitability for teeth whitening and identify the most effective method for you.
What are my whitening options?
Take Home Whitening System
Our prescription-strength home whitening system is the most simple and cost-effective option for commencing teeth whitening or touch ups and can be performed in the comfort of your own home. We also believe that it is the safest method as it involves a lower dose of whitening agent dispensed over a longer period of time so that there is less risk of developing tooth sensitivity post-whitening.
We offer the choice of two home whitening systems:
- Opalescence Go
- Philips Zoom DayWhite
Both systems involve wearing clear plastic mouth trays containing the supplied whitening gel for 30minutes each day for approximately one week.
Opalescence Go is a ready-to-use home whitening system which comes with professional whitening gel pre-loaded into disposable mouth trays so that it can be used straight out of the packet. The mouth trays are discreet to wear and designed to mould and adapt to fit your smile for comfort during wear and without the need for custom mouth trays and therefore also saves on cost and time. The Opalescence Go tooth whitening gel also contains Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride (PF) to help maintain enamel health throughout the whitening process and reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity.
Philips Zoom DayWhite
The Philips Zoom DayWhite home whitening system allows for custom-fitted mouth trays to be made to give optimal comfort for the wearer. It involves taking moulds of your upper and lower teeth to create a set of thin and comfortable mouthguards that fit the upper and lower arch of your mouth and around the contours of your teeth and therefore provide uniform whitening across your smile.
In-Chair Whitening System with Philips Zoom!
If the idea of wearing whitening mouth guards every day for a week seems impossible to fit into your busy schedule then the Philips Zoom in-chair whitening system might be a better option for you.
Our Philips Zoom! Whitening system allows for immediate results whereby you can achieve up to 8 shades whiter teeth in just 45 minutes. It has been favoured in the dental profession as the most efficient and effective in-chair whitening system on the market. It is also completely safe and does not harm or thin the tooth enamel.
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The procedure is painless and involves your dentist applying a light reactive hydrogen peroxide based whitening gel to your teeth after a professional clean. The gel is used in combination with a specially designed light to activate and accelerate the breakdown of the hydrogen peroxide to achieve immediate and effective whitening.