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Considering Teeth Whitening In Clacton?

If you’re considering teeth whitening then there are many options for you including whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, tooth whitening kits purchased over the counter, and professional tooth whitening procedures available from your cosmetic dentist in Clacton. On the whole the tooth whitening products that you buy over the counter may not give you the results that you were hoping for since for health and safety reasons they’re limited by the amount of bleaching agent that they contain.

Supervised whitening

teeth whitening in ClactonThe safest method of tooth whitening in Clacton is one that is supervised by your dentist. He or she will carry out a dental examination to assess the level of your oral health and the condition of your teeth, plus they’ll also know your dental history. For example, if they know that your teeth are sensitive then they will look to using a whitening gel which is formulated for sensitive teeth so that you can get the results that you’re hoping for with the minimum of discomfort.

We use the Zoom Tooth Whitening system which is popular worldwide and lightens discoloured tooth enamel and the surface beneath, known as dentin. Tooth staining is commonly caused by the nation’s love of drinking coffee and red wine, as well as by cigarettes. Teeth also darken naturally by age. The Zoom system utilises hydrogen peroxide gel together with small amounts of ultra violet light.

How it works

Once the gel has been applied to your teeth an ultra violet lamp is used to accelerate the bleaching process. The hydrogen peroxide causes a chemical reaction which dissolves the carbon bonds that are responsible for creating the yellow stains. Once these are broken down they can no longer reflect the yellow colour. The gel is applied at 15 minute intervals and following each application a fluoride gel which reduces sensitivity is applied. The whole process typically takes no longer than an hour but in most cases a regular tooth clean is needed prior to whitening.

How can I keep my teeth white?

Your Clacton dentist will give you instructions for care before and after the treatment. Touch up gel can be used at home as and when necessary and we’d recommend using an electric toothbrush. It goes without saying that if you persist in drinking coffee and red wine, or smoking, then your teeth will become stained again far quicker than if you refrain from these habits.

Many of our customers choose power whitening for their teeth, which only takes an hour, especially if they’ve got an important event coming up and they want to look their best. The other option is to use our home whitening kits which are provided with custom bleaching trays. You can expect to see results in about 2 weeks and your teeth will look considerably brighter.

Just imagine how much confidence you’ll gain from knowing that your smile is white and bright! If you’d like to know more about teeth whitening in Clacton then we’re the people to talk to. Call Clacton Dental Care today on 01255 221001 to make an appointment or check out our website at for more information.

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