Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. It can significantly enhance your smile by making your teeth look whiter and brighter.
At Alpha House Dental Practice we offer two teeth whitening treatments, both carried out by our dental hygienists.
- A professional dentist-prescribed Zoom! take home whitening treatment and,
- the Philips Zoom! Power whitening system that is carried out in the dental chair using a WhiteSpeed lamp.
Both methods have produced great results for many of our patients.
Before any treatment is prescribed, the dentist will carry out an assessment of your mouth to ensure that you are suitable for teeth whitening. It is important to note that if you have any fillings, crowns or veneers these will not change colour with tooth whitening and may need to be replaced at a later stage to match the colour of your whiter natural teeth.
Whitening techniques will vary with every individual depending on:
- The type of stain on your teeth
- Where the stain is located
- The amount of time the whitening gel is used
- The peroxide concentrate in the whitening gel
- The intensity of the light activating the whitening gel.
Phillips Zoom! Day White Take Home Whitening
Following an examination of your mouth, a mould of your teeth is taken and this is used to make a bespoke whitening tray which fits closely over your teeth. The first application is administered at the practice. You will be provided with teeth-whitening gel which you use at home in combination with the trays to whiten your teeth. It is recommended that you wear the trays daily until your teeth have reached their desired shade.
Your teeth will be brighter and whiter, but you should avoid cigarettes and some pigment-rich foods for a few days after a professional whitening treatment.
Phillips Zoom! Power Whitening
This is a professional in-chair treatment that takes approximately one hour. Whitening agent is applied to your teeth and then activated using an LED light from a WhiteSpeed lamp. This lightens the shade of your teeth considerably.
In order to further enhance the results, we will also give you your own tailor-made whitening trays and other items in a 'touch-up' package. Using this system, your teeth will be a minimum of three shades lighter and a maximum of up to eight shades lighter.
To ensure that your teeth stay whiter and brighter for longer you should stay clear of pigment-rich foods and maintain good oral hygiene.
Be assured that at Alpha House we are fully compliant with all government guidelines and have the latest, approved bleaching system.
It is also possible to make an appointment to see one of hygienists without being registered with a dentist.
Please call us or submit an online form if you would like further information or to book an appointment.
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I have been a patient at Alpha House for a number of years now and the switch to this practice has been the best thing I have done regarding my teeth. The service and treatment I have received has been second to none. Everyone from the Dentists, Specialists, Hygienists, Dental Nurses and Reception Staff are all caring, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I now have no hesitation in going to the Dentist, where as previously I always felt anxious about going. I feel comfortable attending and am reassured every step of the way. I have no hesitation in recommending Alpha House to anyone who like me gets anxious about attending the Dentist.