Whitening is suitable where a patient is happy to achieve a gradual whitening effect. Whitening is a good way to ensure your whiter teeth are maintained over time. At your whitening appointment, the dentist with take impressions of your teeth, from which a study model is made, producing a small tray (or ‘pocket’) which fits your teeth perfectly. Your whitening kit includes special teeth whitening solution which is added to the tray ensuring that it only comes into contact with the required surfaces and that no damage is done to the soft gums.
The two brands of teeth whitening we recommend here at Nuala Cagney’s Dental & Facial Aesthetics Clinic are:
‘Boutique Whitening’ is our take home whitening kit and is a safe and effective way to lighten the natural colour of your teeth and enhance your smile, without removing or damaging any of your tooth surface.
The whitening gel comes in a syringe and is inserted into custom made thin, clear and comfortable trays, which are then worn for 1.5 – 2 hours – over a period of 2-3 weeks. The gel contains 10% carbamide peroxide (the whitening agent) and potassium nitrate as a desensitizer.
This gel releases oxygen into the enamel of the teeth, which gradually whitens the teeth.
Philips Zoom! at-home tooth whitening kits are a safe and convenient way to get your smile noticeably whiter in one to two weeks. You’ll get professional, affordable results with little to no sensitivity.
You will need to have an assessment first with your dentist to make sure you are suitable for treatment. Whitening can only lighten the colour of your natural teeth, it cannot change the colour of any fillings or ‘false’ teeth such as crowns, veneers and dentures.
Cosmetic Dentistry we provide At Nuala Cagney Dental & Facial Aesthetics Clinic