A fresh, bright smile is one great way to get noticed. If your smile is a little lackluster, your confidence will plummet, and you will also lack vitality and conviction. Whatever your job, you will want to create an impression and Alkali in Putney can help you do that with two great teeth whitening kits you can use at home. In no time at all you can have a brighter, whiter smile without risking the health of your teeth to laser whitening.
There are numerous reasons why teeth become stained and become yellowed. Our everyday life choices such as drinking tea, coffee, red wine and smoking can stain our teeth on the surface and at a deeper level, beneath the enamel. Over time, surface stains may penetrate the enamel and change the color of the dentin, which darkens the overall appearance of the tooth due to the translucency of the enamel layer. When this occurs, the tooth often appears yellow.
Whitening toothpaste and a good toothbrush may help to keep surface staining under control by polishing the enamel but, if the staining has penetrated the enamel, you will need a whitening treatment that can remove stains at a deeper level. There are many products on the market, but the safest way to whiten your teeth is under the supervision of a dentist who will assess your overall oral health, the health of your teeth and the history of your teeth.
We offer two types of home whitening kits: Zoom and the UK’s most powerful whitening kit, KOR. With both of these kits, the patient visits the dental studios, and the dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to custom- make trays that uniquely fit your teeth. Several days later, you collect your trays along with whichever whitening gel you have chosen and an instruction guide. The dentist will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. The whitening gel and tray are used at night for approximately 5-10 consecutive nights, for at least five hours at a time to achieve visible results sooner.
Most whitening treatments are designed to last for a long period but, of course, your teeth will become stained and discoloured again if you persist in drinking tea and wine or other foods known to stain your teeth.
You may have tried a home whitening system before and been disappointed by what was promised and what was delivered. Optimum results are only achieved with high-potency products and by following the instructions the dentist gives you, with due care. Clinical research found that whitening gel in standard whitening trays is only strongly active for 25-35 minutes due to rapid contamination of the whitening gel by saliva. We use sealed whitening trays which are designed to keep the whitening gel fresh, active and potent for the full 10 hours as opposed to conventional trays where the whitening gel is only strongly active for a very short time.
We do not do any whitening in the studios, nor do we offer laser whitening, but we have successfully rejuvenated hundreds of our patients smiles using both Zoom and KOR whitening systems.
If you would like a consultation to discuss our home whitening treatments, please contact Alkali in Putney HERE