When you smile in the mirror, are you concerned that your teeth aren’t beaming back at you? Do they look stained or yellow in colour? This could be due to a number of reasons such as smoking, certain medications you’re taking, or maybe it’s down to the number of teas, coffees or glasses of red wine you drink. Whatever the cause, there is a solution that can be found for teeth whitening in Harley Street.
What treatments are available?
Different dental practices will offer a variety of branded teeth whitening treatments. The choice is between home whitening kits which are provided by the dentist for you to take home, or having treatment in the dental practice. Some dentists also offer a combination of treatment at the practice and at home.
Brands such as Zoom! and Enlighten are reputable and used for teeth whitening in Harley Street.
What is ‘Zoom!’?
Zoom! is a flexible brand that offers treatments at the dental practice, at home, or a combination of the two. For treatment in the practice, a protective layer is put on your gums to stop them being damaged by the whitening gel that is then placed on your teeth. A lamp is aimed at your teeth and this starts the gel off on getting your teeth looking shades lighter and brighter. Treatment lasts just an hour and can be great for people looking for a quick solution to discolouration of the teeth, especially if they have an upcoming special occasion.
For Zoom!, from home, a dentist will take impressions of your teeth from which trays will be made to fit your teeth. Once you have your trays, you will be provided with a gel to put in them and wear on your teeth overnight; alternatively, you can wear the trays for a few hours in the daytime instead. After 2 weeks, you should be able to see some positive results in the appearance of your teeth.
With both of these treatments, or a combination of the two, your dentist will be able to advise you about which is the best treatment for you.
Enlighten, is another option for patients seeking brighter and lighter smiles. The brand promises whiter results than other brands, as well as promising that all smiles will get to Vita shade B1. It is another home whitening treatment that requires patients to use the product as directed by their dentist in order to achieve the results and this is part of the small print, so no shortcuts! At the end of wearing customised trays for two weeks at night, you will then go to the dentist for a final 40 minute treatment at the dental practice. This means that you will have a final boost for your teeth at the end and your dentist will be able to check your smile after the treatment is completed.
Why should you get your teeth whitened?
Sometimes, brushing and flossing alone will not yield the results you are looking for. Many people want a helping hand to get their teeth gleaming again; it can increase their self-esteem and their confidence to smile and interact with other people. While you may need repeat treatments in the future, there can be no denying that teeth whitening can give you the boost you need to flash a smile that’s worthy of admiration. So, stop dreaming and make it a reality.