Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatment is a very safe and non-invasive way to help boost confidence in your smile, lightening teeth and helping to remove stains and discolouration. Effective teeth whitening treatment can only be prescribed by a dentist. We will assess your oral health before prescribing a suitable whitening system and you can even choose which shade of white you wish to achieve!

Looking for professional teeth whitening? Trust Zental for a safe and non-invasive way to whiten teeth and help boost confidence in your smile. Our teeth whitening treatments help to remove stains and discolouration. Zental offers both in-chair and at home tooth whitening systems to meet all patient needs and lifestyles. We only use premium, tried and tested teeth whitening brands, so you can be rest assured of a quality result with Zental.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatment is a very safe and non-invasive way to help boost confidence in your smile, lightening teeth and helping to remove stains and discolouration. Effective teeth whitening treatment can only be prescribed by a dentist. We will assess your oral health before prescribing a suitable whitening system and you can even choose which shade of white you wish to achieve!
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Teeth Whitening
The facts

The facts about Teeth Whitening

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure aimed at lightening the natural color of your teeth and removing stains and discoloration. It involves various methods and products that can be used to achieve a brighter and more attractive smile.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening offers several benefits that go beyond just improving the appearance of your smile. Here are some of the key advantages:

Enhanced Appearance

Brighter Smile: Whitening can significantly brighten your teeth, making your smile more attractive.

Youthful Look: A whiter smile can give a more youthful appearance, as teeth tend to yellow with age.

Psychological Benefits

Positive Self-Image: A brighter smile can improve your self-image and how you perceive yourself, contributing to overall psychological well-being.

Happier Disposition: The increased confidence from having a whiter smile can lead to a more positive and outgoing personality.

Social and Professional Benefits: Enhanced self-confidence can positively impact social interactions and professional situations.

Non-Invasive Procedure

No Surgery: Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require surgery or extensive dental work.

Quick and Painless: Many whitening procedures are quick and involve minimal discomfort, especially professional treatments.

Customisable Treatment Options

Variety of Methods: There are various methods available, including in-office treatments, take-home kits, and over-the-counter products, allowing you to choose what suits you best.

Personalised Plans: Professional treatments can be tailored to your specific needs and sensitivity levels, ensuring a comfortable experience.

Safe and Effective

Professional Supervision: When done under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve your smile.

Reliable Results: Professional treatments are typically more effective and provide more consistent results than over-the-counter products.

Improved Oral Hygiene Awareness

Motivation to Maintain: After whitening, patients feed back that they are more motivated to maintain their oral hygiene to keep their teeth looking their best.

Healthy Habits: This can lead to better overall oral health, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.

Minimally Time-Consuming

Fast Results: Professional in-office whitening can yield noticeable results in just one session, making it convenient for those with busy schedules.

Flexible Options: Take-home kits and other products can be used at your convenience, fitting into your daily routine easily.

Removes Stubborn Stains

Effective on Common Stains: Teeth whitening can effectively remove stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, and staining foods.

Improved Aesthetic: Removing these stains can greatly improve the aesthetic of your teeth and overall smile.

Affordable Cosmetic Enhancement

Cost-Effective: Compared to other cosmetic dental procedures, teeth whitening is relatively affordable and offers a good return on investment in terms of improved appearance and confidence.

Process of Professional Teeth Whitening

The process for teeth whitening can vary depending on the method you choose, whether it’s a professional in-office treatment or a professional take-home kit. Here’s a breakdown of both:

Professional In-Surgery Whitening

Consultation and Examination

Initial Assessment: Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy and determine if you are a good candidate for whitening.

Discussion: The dentist will discuss your goals, explain the procedure, and answer any questions you may have.

Pre-Treatment Preparation

Cleaning: A thorough cleaning may be performed to remove plaque and tartar, ensuring the whitening agent can work effectively.

Protection: Your gums and lips will be protected with a barrier or a special gel to prevent irritation from the whitening agent.

Application of Whitening Agent

Whitening Gel: A high-concentration hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel is applied to the teeth.

Activation: The gel may be activated using a special light or laser to enhance the whitening effect.

Treatment Duration

Time: The gel is left on the teeth for a specific amount of time, usually upto 30 minutes, and may be reapplied in multiple sessions during the same visit.

Observation: The dentist will monitor the process to ensure optimal results and to minimise sensitivity.

Post-Treatment

Rinse: After the treatment, the gel is removed, and your teeth are rinsed.

Sensitivity Management: If you experience sensitivity, the dentist may apply a fluoride treatment or recommend specific products for relief.

Professional Take-Home Kits

Custom Tray Fabrication

Impressions: Your dentist will take a 3D digital scan of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays.

Tray Production: The trays are made to fit snugly over your teeth, ensuring even application of the whitening gel.

Instruction and Gel Application

Gel Instructions: The dentist will provide a professional-grade whitening gel, usually containing carbamide peroxide.

Application: You’ll be instructed on how to apply the gel to the trays and how long to wear them each day (typically a few hours or overnight).

Treatment Duration

Time Frame: Treatment usually spans a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the desired level of whitening and the initial color of your teeth.

Follow-Up

Check-Ins: Your dentist may schedule follow-up visits to monitor progress and address any concerns.

Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve a brighter smile under the supervision of a dental professional. By following the detailed steps and recommendations, you can enjoy significant whitening results while minimising potential risks and discomfort. Always consult with your dentist to determine the best approach for your specific needs and circumstances.

Typical procedures

There are two main procedures associated with Inman aligner treatment which allow us to be able to give you the beautiful smile that you deserve. One of them is the use of attachment technology and the other is known as IPR. More details of each are given below:

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What our patients ask about Teeth Whitening

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What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a process by which your teeth can be made to look a lot whiter and brighter in a non-invasive manner thereby enhancing the appearance of your smile.

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Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is one of the most safest and non-invasive procedures in dentistry as long as it is be carried out by a registered and highly trained dental professional. Unregulated teeth whitening carried out by non dental professionals is not only illegal in the UK but is also unsafe and could cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums.

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Are there different types of tooth whitening?

Broadly speaking there are 2 main types of tooth whitening either “At home” whitening or “Combination” whitening which involves at home and an in-surgery component to the whitening process.

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What is the difference between "Home" & "Combination" whitening systems?

At home whitening is process where your dentist will provide you with custom made whitening trays that fit your teeth like a like a glove and a home whitening kit with full instructions and demonstration on how to use it. You would then follow the instructions and commence whitening your teeth every day for approx. 4-6 weeks.

You would either carry out the whitening for 1 hour per day (if using a “day whitening” kit) or overnight if using a “night whitening” kit.

“Combination whitening” is a process that follows the home whitening protocol exactly as described above but with the additional in surgery where your dentist would apply a higher concentration of whitening gel onto your teeth for atleast 1 hour to helps boost and enhance the effects of the home whitening. This protocol of whitening will allow your teeth to become whiter at a faster rate and may also give you a slighter whiter result overall.

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What is the main chemical ingredient in the whitening gels?

The main whitening ingredient in 'day' whitening kits are 6% Hydrogen peroxide (Which the maximum legally permitted in the UK at the time of writing).

Whilst in 'night' whitening kits the main ingredients are either 10% or 16% Carbamide Peroxide. These are tried and tested formulations that are safe and effective  as the process is managed by a qualified dental professional

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Does whitening damage the enamel?

Tooth whitening carried out by a dental professional using the correct products is a perfectly safe procedure that does not damage the enamel in any way whatsoever.

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How does the whitening gel actually whiten the teeth?

For those interested in the science behind the process, the whitening gels penetrate the enamel through microscopic pores and binds to the stain molecules and breaks them up the via a ‘free radical’ chain reaction. This allows the teeth to look a lot brighter without altering the enamel in anyway.

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How white can I expect my teeth to get with teeth whitening?

The will vary depending on many factors such as but not limited to how well you follow the instructions, the porosity of your enamel, how long you whiten for, your diet and in particular the types of chromatic foods that you consume, how much you smoke, how often you consume tea, coffee, red wine, curries etc. Dependant on all these factors some peoples teeth will whiten 8-10 shades whilst others' will whiten only a couple

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How long will the whitening effect last?

This again depends on your life style and diet. On average you can expects 20-30 fade back in 6 months ifyou havent topped up

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How often do I need to top up to maintain the whitening result?

We would advise that you top up atleast one night or day per month after your main intensive course of whitening has been completed. If your diet is particularly high in consuming tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and currries then we would recommend you top up more regularly.

If you have an upcoming important social engagement/wedding etc then you can do a 7-10 day consecutive course to help boost the whiteness of the teeth again prior to the big event.

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Are there any teeth that will not whiten?

Any artificial surfaces on teeth such as those covered by fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, implants will not whiten. Only the natural tooth enamel will whiten.

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I have whitened my teeth but would still like them whiter, what else can I use?

If you want them whiter then you would need to consider veneers or crowns.

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