Welcome to Teeth Whitening Stockport
White teeth are a sign of good health and vigour. They are also a major factor in attracting the opposite sex. When you meet people for the first time, one of the first things they will notice is their smile. Teeth Whitening procedures can make teeth up to 8 shades whiter, even after one laser treatment. These treatments take a minimum of an hour. Gone are the days of putting in a tray each night for 8 weeks. Our trusted Stockport Cosmetic Dentists provide the highest standards and all methods of whitening, including the latest hi tech laser and bleaching techniques, are available.
Teeth whitening is a large industry and growing rapidly. It is essential to get the correct advice and treatment.
There are many small clinics opening up and a number of these may be very good. However it is important to remember a few of these may be lower quality. Our Stockport based surgeons have the finest reputation in the cosmetic dentistry field. They have years of experience and state of the art facilities to make your treatment painless and issue free. Some people prefer to order kits off the internet. We cannot say these methods do not work or are dubious, we would only recommend the expert advice of quality dentists.
All trusted Stockport Cosmetic Dentists listed here are registered with the General Dental Council. This is essential for the dentist to be able to perform teeth whitening in the UK.
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Types of Teeth whitening
A question asked by a number of people is what form of bleaching should they use. It can seem confusing at first glance however the options are quite straight forward despite all the words. So, where do we start.
Also known as bleaching, tray whitening is the most common method of tooth whitening currently available. This involves the application of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide applied to a custom made mouth guard or as a gel. Due to the high concentration of hydrogen peroxide/carbamide used in this process, the gums must be protected. The process is not dangerous but can burn the gums if exposed. This process normally takes around 8 sessions of an hour. This can be completed at home after the first session to create the mouthguard.
Commonly known as laser, which is an older technique, power assisted whitening has similar more modern techniques such as plasma arc, LED or Halogen. Hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth and the light is shone on it perform a chemical reaction. This normally takes 30 minutes to two hours. A gum shield is put around the mouth while the laser is applied.
Mixture of above
Some forms of power whitening involve a power assisted session followed by home treatments of tray whitening.
Tray whitening is cheaper than power whitening due to the equipment required and the speed factors.
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Zoom laser teeth whitening is a process of bleaching that is widely used far and wide all over the world to lighten the enamel discoloration as well as the dentin. Teeth discoloration usually comes from taking tea, coffee, red wine and cola. Besides these, teeth darkening and staining can come as a result of the aging process. In the zoom laser teeth whitening process, there is the usage of the zoom advanced power chairside lamp which is meant to accelerate the process of whitening. The acceleration of the bleaching process by activating the 25% hydrogen peroxide whitening. Tooth whitening or bleaching occurs when oxygen gets into the dentin and enamel after the hydrogen peroxide has been broken down. When oxygen enters these teeth layers, the stained substances are gotten rid of, leaving the tooth structure unchanged. This means that your teeth health is not affected at all making this process safe for anyone who is interested in making their teeth whiter and get rid of stains and darkening.
What you need to do prior to taking over the process
Prior to making a decision of going for the zoom laser teeth whitening and whether it is right for you to undertake it, it is advisable that you visit your dentist first. The dentist will examine and conduct an examination that is comprehensive for your gums and teeth. The importance for this is to ensure that you are in proper health for the process as well as have a discussion about your oral hygiene with you. Lifestyle habits are also a part of the discussion in order to determine if you are eligible and whether the whitening process will be beneficial to you. After this discussion, your dentist will propose the best whitening product as well as the appropriate procedure for him/her to undertake and which is best for you. Oral hygiene practitioners are sometimes required to undertake this procedure if you are looking forward to a cosmetic dental procedure. Some of these cosmetic procedures include; composite bonding or veneers in order to make sure that the restoration will match your natural dentition. This means that sometimes the zoom laser teeth whitening procedure is a requirement rather than a cosmetic process. It might be a recommended requirement by the dentist after braces removal. In case your goals for modifying your smile look are not calling for teeth whitening or the condition of your teeth is not it for the zoom laser teeth whitening, the dentist will discourage you from undertaking the procedure. During this evaluation as well as consultation, your dentist takes note of existing dental work including veneers and crowns, which will not react to agents of conventional teeth whitening.
The zoom laser teeth whitening procedure
It takes you less than one hour to completely undergo this important procedure. However, your dentist will recommend that you go for regular teeth cleaning before he undertakes the actual procedure for zoom laser teeth whitening. To start off this procedure, there is a short preparation that takes place in order to safely cover gums and lips. This makes sure that only the teeth are exposed to the process. Once this is carefully done, the dental assistant or the dentist applies the whitening gel hat contains hydrogen peroxide. This gel reacts with the zoom light in order to help it with the penetration in your teeth. Once it penetrates the teeth it gets rid of discoloration and stains. The gel is allowed to stay in place for around 15 minutes with the light on and accelerating the process. At this particular time, you are supposed to listen to music, watch TV and relax. It takes the dentist to apply the gel three times for 15 minutes each session with light activation. This means that the total treatment time for this procedure is 45 minutes. You are advised to let yourself go and relax all through the procedure. This is because it becomes a challenge for the individuals who are anxious and those with gag reflex that is strong to undergo the process. They face difficulties and this one major reason why you should relax while the dentist is working on you. Once the procedure is completed, the dentist applies a sensitivity reducing fluoride paste gel on your teeth immediately.
Zoom laser teeth whitening aftercare
Once the dentist is done, you are provided with a zoom home-use touch-up kit which comes with whitening trays that are custom-fitted. You should carefully and keenly follow your dentist advice about how to use the kit and when to use it. In effect to maintain your teeth whitening, you may be advised to keep off certain foods as well as beverages. You might also be informed to take some of them in moderation in order to keep your teeth from getting stained. You should strictly follow this advice in order to keep off stains and discoloration from your teeth. You should also keep off from smoking as this practice will stain your teeth as well even if you underwent the teeth whitening procedure. For this reason, your dentist will caution you to stop the smoking behavior with immediate effect if you want to maintain the whitening effect. To ensure that your teeth will not get back the stains, you are supposed to maintain an oral hygiene that is appropriate like flossing and brushing regimen. You will also have regular visits to your hygienist and dentist for teeth whitening schedules. To ensure that this process will be a total success, your dentist may recommend toothpastes that contain whitening agents.
Zoom whitening considerations
There are individuals whose teeth will be a little bit sensitive as these differs with individuals. This is because the zoom light yields heat that is minimal and this causes discomfort to some people. In rare cases, there are those patients who experience minor tingling once the procedure is done. However, this reduces with time. Prior to this treatment, you should ask your dental assistant to give you an anti-sensitive toothpaste to reduce sensitivity. This teeth whitening procedure is not recommended for children who are below the age of 13 years old. Lactating mothers, as well as women who are pregnant, are advised to keep off this procedure too. To some, this procedure becomes very effective as compared to others. This is why you should visit your dentist first for a thorough examination that includes the shade assessment too.
The cost of performing this procedure is quite affordable and it caters for the take-home supplemental trays that are meant to maximize your results. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually uncovered by dental insurance. It is for this reason why you should be aware that zoom teeth whitening cost is, therefore, not affected by most insurance plans. The average chair time for the procedure is usually an hour though the treatment time varies.