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Teeth whitening

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Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the discolouration. Both vital (i.e. live) and non-vital teeth (e.g. tooth with root removed) can be bleached and may take several visits to complete. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.

Teeth can discolour for various reasons. The dentist will recommend the most ideal method based on your oral condition after an in-office examination to establish the cause and nature of your tooth discolouration, as well as provide you with more information on the various types of whitening procedures available, duration & frequency of treatment.

Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed

The quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten your teeth is our in-practice treatment with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, the No.1 patient-requested professional whitening system in the US. How it works:

  • Your dentist or hygienist will ensure your gums are protected with a special covering during the procedure.
  • A pH booster swab will be applied to your teeth, followed by the unique EU Compliant ZOOM gel formula.
  • The gel is activated using the WhiteSpeed lamp to break down stains.

After 4 x 15 minute sessions you will see visible results and be provided either the Philips Zoom DayWhite or NiteWhite take-home kits to continue your whitening. Most people won’t need to continue whitening with the home kits because of the great result achieved with the in-practice WhiteSpeed treatment. The home kits can be used for top ups at a later date.

Evolution whitening system

Enlighten’s Evolution professional teeth whitening treatment is the only system in the world that will whiten up to 16 shades easily and safely and will give you a dramatic look. The system uses state of the art materials which are so good that even the highest concentration of gel used is safe on the gums. Other major professional whitening systems use much higher concentration gels and therefore need to place a barrier on your gums and lips to protect them from being burnt.

With Evolution there is absolutely no need for any gum protection!

Dentists love this system because not only does it deliver a great result every time but it is safer and easier to use.

To get the absolute best out of the system there is some effort required on your side.

You will need to first have some impressions taken by your Enlighten accredited dentist. These impressions will be sent to our state of the art laboratory who will then make high quality sealed bleaching trays for you. This usually takes about two weeks. During this time you will need to use our amazing toothpaste called Tooth Serum twice a day instead of your regular toothpaste.

This is no ordinary toothpaste. It contains a material called Hydroxyapatite (HAP) which is what your Enamel is made of – 97% of it in fact! This HAP will not only improve the whitening effect but it will also protect your teeth and reduce any sensitivity.

Next you will go back to your dentist to pick up the bleaching trays and your home whitening kit. You will then need to whiten your teeth at home every night for two weeks. Make sure you keep using the Tooth Serum twice a day.

Finally you will return to your dentist for a 40 minute treatment in the surgery. Make sure you bring your whitening trays with you. This final treatment will not only boost the colour a little but will ensure the whitening is even and natural looking and help the colour to be more stable i.e. the whitening will last longer.

The good news is that now you can keep your teeth white forever! By keeping your trays safe and purchasing more home gel from your dentist you can top up every now and then. We recommend you wear your trays one night every two or three months to keep your teeth at there optimum whitening level. For added benefit you can use the Tooth serum – this will help maintain the colour and protect your teeth. You can purchase more from your dentist.

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