In the modern world, there are many lifestyle factors which can cause teeth to become yellowed in appearance. From drinking coffee to high acid foods and drinks, it can be very tough to keep your teeth that icy-white colour. Of course, you may have tried a range of over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes, only to find that the whitening effect does not work as advertised. Luckily, dental whitening is an exceedingly common and simple procedure to undertake at a dental surgery and so, if you have had enough of discoloured, yellow teeth, it may be time to book a dental appointment.
At Harley Street Dental, our team is experienced in all cosmetic procedures, including giving you a pearly white smile to envy the Hollywood elite! When you come to us for teeth whitening in Harley Street, we are proud to be able to offer 2 different types of whitening kits for more stubborn stains: Zoom and Enlighten. Depending on your clinical presentation, we will choose the most suitable option for you, so all you have to do is smile and let our team do all the work. Perfect!
Curious to know more about teeth whitening in Harley Street? Read on for the top 5 FAQs about Zoom Whitening.
What does the treatment involve?
In short, this whitening procedure takes place with our dental team at our surgery. Our team will apply a high-concentration peroxide gel to the surface of your teeth, ensuring that your gums and mouth are protected. Once applied, this gel will penetrate into your teeth and using oxidisation, will remove deeply set stains. We may use the Zoom light, which prompts the activation of this gel, whitening your teeth by up to 8 shades. Depending on how much whiter you want to make your smile, you may need multiple treatments.
How long does the process take?
This form of teeth whitening in Harley Street takes around 90 minutes to complete, but this time is likely to vary depending on how many sessions are required.
Are there any side-effects?
During the treatment, you may notice a mild discomfort if our team chooses to use the Zoom light; it creates heat, which can be a bit uncomfortable if you have sensitive teeth. You may also notice a slight tingling sensation after the Zoom treatment, along with some minor sensitivity. If this is the case, our team will be happy to provide you with a sensitivity reducing toothpaste.
How long will the effects last?
Depending on your overall level of dental hygiene, coupled with your diet and other lifestyle factors, such as smoking, the whitening results of Zoom can last up to a year. However, if our team provides you with top-up trays to perform whitening at home using diluted gel, the results can last up to 2 years! Perfect!
Is it expensive?
In short, no. Many patients find this form of tooth whitening extremely affordable and often come back to our surgery for another session once the whiteness fades.