Whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. It can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces.
The colour of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off on the outer layer of the tooth which is called enamel.
Teeth staining may be extrinsic due to:
- Drinking tea, coffee, red wine, coloured fizzy drinks
- Tobacco smoking
- Poor hygiene habits
Or it may be an intrinsic stain caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while teeth are developing. Also Tetracycline antibiotics can stain a child’s teeth if taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child who is 8 years old or younger. Dental trauma my darken teeth.
Your dental team will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment. The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter.
When carried out by a dentist or dental hygienist, whitening is a safe, effective and predictable way to boost the appearance of your smile.
At Angel Smile we use Philips Zoom! the whitening system which is the most trusted and researched system and chosen by over 4 million patients worldwide already.
Protection of patients with sensitive teeth is our main concern and Philips Zoom! is the only brand to offer the power of at least one but 3 protections containing ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride. It is clinically proven to:
- Minimise sensitivity and help aid the remineralisation process after whitening
- Minimise post-treatment fade back
- Give teeth a lustrous, glossy sheen
The effects of whitening are thought to last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. Ask your dental team at Angel Smile for advice before you start treatment.