Teeth Whitening at Elvetham Dental Care

Safe, effective and bespoke: Zoom! teeth whitening in Fleet, Hampshire.

If you’re investing in your smile with dental implants or teeth straightening, don’t let your new teeth down with an old, yellowed smile. Stained teeth are caused by a number of factors – smoking, alcohol and dark, tannin-rich foods and drinks are the lifestyle culprits, though the simple fact of ageing is also responsible. Some stains become so deeply ingrained, they can only be removed through bleaching – a treatment we can offer at EDC with the Zoom! whitening system.

Fast, in-surgery whitening in just one hour

With the Philips Zoom! in-surgery system, you can have your teeth whitened at EDC in your lunch break. Taking just 60 minutes, the procedure uses LED light technology to accelerate the whitening process. It’s clinically proven to be a safe, effective option, with little or no discomfort involved.

How it works

The in-surgery treatment involves using a special lamp that accelerates the whitening process. After applying a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth, the dentist positions the overhead lamp to deliver three to four 15-minute bursts of UV light. The results will depend on how stained your teeth were in the first place, and on your diet too – you will need to be mindful of what you’re eating and drinking if you want your newly white teeth to stay that way. Your dentist will send you home with plenty of advice on maintaining your new smile, as well as custom bleaching trays for you to top up your whitening in your own time.

The teeth whitening procedure

  1. Consultation. At EDC we offer Zoom! teeth whitening. Your initial consultation will enable the dentist to assess your oral health and confirm you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening. Generally speaking, if you have good oral health and are not pregnant, you’ll be able to have your teeth bleached professionally. If you are having dental implants, orthodontics or other dental treatments, you’ll need to complete these before considering teeth whitening.
  2. Dental impressions. Your dentist will take your impressions and send them off to a dental lab, where your whitening trays will be custom-made.
  3. Treatment. Your in-surgery whitening treatment takes just one hour, and you’ll be given your custom trays to take home with you for top-up treatments as and when you need them. If you have been advised to following your in-surgery treatment with Zoom! home whitening, your dentist will supply you with prescription whitening gel that you place inside the trays.

Boutique

At Elvetham Dental Care we offer the Boutique professional tooth whitening system.

This is a safe and convenient process which involves taking an impression of your teeth so we can make bespoke bleaching trays for you to use at home. We then provide you with professional whitening gel, which is placed in the trays and then worn for two hours a day or every night for two weeks, whichever method suits you best.

The Boutique whitening custom-made trays fit over your teeth precisely. This not only targets your teeth more effectively, but also means the bleaching gel won’t come into contact with your gums.

boutique whitening kit

Boutique By Day uses a higher concentration of bleaching gel, so you only need to wear your whitening trays for two hours a day.

Boutique by Night uses a lower concentration of whitening gel that is worn overnight, gently whitening your teeth while you sleep.

Boutique whitening day and night kits
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The teeth whitening procedure

  • Consultation. Your initial consultation will enable the dentist to assess your oral health and confirm you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening. Generally speaking, if you have good oral health and are not pregnant, you’ll be able to have your teeth bleached professionally. If you are having dental implants, orthodontics or other dental treatments, you’ll need to complete these before considering teeth whitening.
  • Dental impressions. Your dentist will take your impressions and send them off to a dental lab, where your whitening trays will be custom-made.
  • Treatment. Your in-surgery whitening treatment takes just one hour, and you’ll be given your custom trays to take home with you for top-up treatments as and when you need them. If you have been advised to following your in-surgery treatment, your dentist will supply you with prescription whitening gel that you place inside the trays.

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FAQs

Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?

Almost. There are a few patients for whom whitening may not be advisable, which is why it’s imperative to only have teeth bleaching done by a qualified dental professional.

Why get my teeth whitened at the dentist?

The dentist is your only option if you want your whitening to work and you want it to be safe. Unlike over-the-counter or online products, professional whitening means the dentist can prescribe the highest-strength bleaching agent for you, yet adjust it if it causes any problems. This means you’ll get the best possible results with the least discomfort.

How do I get started with teeth whitening?

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you will first need to attend a consultation at Elvetham Dental Care. Your dentist will carry out a full examination before confirming you’re a good candidate for whitening. If whitening is the right treatment for you, your dentist will take your dental impressions, which will be sent to a lab where your custom-fit bleaching trays will be manufactured. Unlike generic bleaching trays, lab-made trays exactly fit the contours of your gum line, protecting your gums and targeting your teeth more accurately.

Can you whiten crowns or bridges?

No, the whitening gel only affects natural teeth – so if you are having dental restorations such as crowns and bridges, make sure you talk to your dentist about whitening too. It’s recommended that whitening is carried out first so that restorations can be colour-matched to your newly brightened teeth.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Whitening is like setting back the clock on the colour of your teeth – so they will start to darken again with age and to collect stains again, just as they would if you’d never had them whitened. The key to keeping your teeth white as long as possible, whether you have them whitened or not, is avoiding the foods and drinks that stain teeth and maintaining your dental hygiene routine. You can also use your bespoke whitening trays for top-up treatments that you can get from your dentist.

Print a referral form, or complete it online

At Elvetham Dental Practice, we are happy to accept patients who wish to self-refer for complex treatments including dental implants and we also accept referrals from our profession colleagues.