Tooth Whitening

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Using customised trays, this at-home system provides you with flexibility to undertake the whitening at your own pace and until you have achieved your desired shade. The trays are then available for you to use again in the future.

Here at the Abbeymead Dental Centre we use the Phillips Zoom Whitening system. Phillips have tested the product and say that “Philips Zoom NiteWhite is backed by studies that have shown it is safe and effective for your teeth and gums. And because your dental professional recommends it, you can be sure that your results will be consistent and safe on any fillings or restorations you might have. With Philips Zoom NiteWhite, your dental professional makes a custom whitening tray to perfectly fit the contours of your teeth. That means you get the same bright results across your entire smile”

We also offer Enlighten Whitening System

Enlighten Whitening works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2 week home treatment followed by a 1 hour visit to the dentist.
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Q. How white will my teeth get? 
A. Enlighten Whitening can whiten up to 16 shades, results vary but if used correctly all teeth will whiten dramatically.

Q. Will they look too white? 
A. No, natural teeth rarely look too white. Sometimes very white crowns can look wrong because they are made of porcelain.

Q. Will my crowns, veneers or fillings change colour? 
A. No, sometimes you may need to change some of these after whitening.

Q. Is there pain or discomfort?
A. You may get some sensitivity, however your dentist will give you easy to use desensitising swabs to take home, which will work immediately. You will also receive a tube of Tooth Serum toothpaste to brush with, while you wait for your trays, this also helps with sensitivity.

General Dentistry Q. How long does it take? 
A. Two weeks after your dentist delivers your Enlighten Whitening trays. These are thin and comfortable and must be worn in bed for 14 nights, then on the 15th day you need to see your dentist for the second treatment which takes only 40 minutes.

Q. How long does it last? 
A. Results can last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance, wearing the trays for 1 night every other month. Continuing to brush with Evo-White will also prolong results.

Q. Is it safe? 
A. Completely, the materials used in Enlighten Whitening have been used in dentistry for over 100 years.

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