The practice has a special interest in teeth whitening (bleaching). We were one of the first practices to introduce this treatment in 1998. It is probably the cornerstone of any smile makeover. It is completely safe for your teeth and can really help you feel good about your smile.
Age, genetics, smoking, tea, coffee etc. will all play a part in the staining of our teeth. Luckily, with home whitening or combine in-surgery treatments we can reverse this and help you get back the sparkle.
The most effective way to whiten teeth is using a very fine tray that fits over your teeth. A bleaching agent is loaded in to the trays and worn for one hour each day for about two weeks. The gel breaks down all of the stains in the pores of the enamel. The results will last a long time, requiring top-ups now and again, depending on your diet etc.
The law changed in 2012 regarding the percentage of peroxide that we can legally use. It is also illegal for anyone, other than a dentist to provide whitening. There have been many cases of damage to teeth and gums from untrained individuals.
We can also offer one hour power whitening using various systems like Zoom and WY10,which use light or heat to accelerate the bleaching process. They give an instant kick-start to the whitening process but must be followed up by home whitening. We can also use our laser to start the process.
We use wy10, a system patented by Dr. Wyman Chan of the London Smile Studio. I have been to Wyman’s lectures. He is a world authority on dental bleaching and treats many celebrities. We can offer you the same treatment at our practice.
If you are interested in this treatment, come in and see us for a free consultation. We can advise you on the best system for you.