Is It Time to Whiten your Teeth?

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Have you noticed your smile is looking discoloured and dingy? Unfortunately teeth can become discoloured and stained due to a variety of reasons. Lifestyle and food choices, as well as aging can all take their toll on your pearly whites. Luckily you don’t need to put up with stained teeth and an easy, affordable and highly effective solution is to have your teeth professionally whitened.

How We Can Whiten Your Smile

whiten your teethWhen you visit Smilemakers to see our cosmetic dentist in Southampton, we will need to carefully assess your teeth and gums. Teeth whitening is a dental treatment and we must ensure your teeth are healthy enough to whiten as your safety and comfort are always our top priorities. If not carried out by a dental professional, tooth whitening could harm your teeth. Every product we use is top quality and as dental professionals we are able to legally prescribe stronger bleaching agents than those used in over-the-counter kits. At the same time, we can chat to you about the results you can reasonably expect to achieve through whitening. The next step is to decide how you would like to whiten your teeth as we have two different options.

Our In-Chair Tooth Whitening

Our Southampton cosmetic dentist can quickly whiten your teeth during one comfortable appointment at our dental practice. This can be a nice option if you wish to get fast results or have a special event coming up in the very near future. We use ZoomTM whitening products to achieve this and you may have already heard of this system. It is one of the top whitening systems in the world, using high quality products to achieve great results in a way that is very safe and comfortable. Once this treatment is completed you will see your tooth colour improve considerably. We usually recommend you continue whitening at home with our custom made whitening kits to achieve maximum results.

Our Custom-Made Home Whitening Kits

Our custom-made kits have whitening trays made to fit exactly over your teeth. This ensures they are comfortable to wear and that the whitening gel will not leak out, provided they are used correctly. All you have to do is wear the trays for a few hours each day, or even overnight for two to three weeks until you achieve the desired tooth colour.

We use Enlighten home whitening products as this system is also an extremely well-respected, safe and effective. The gel used to whiten at home is called carbamide peroxide which is a very stable and safe form of hydrogen peroxide whitening gels used in our practice. We can vary the strength of the gel prescribed for you, according to your needs. For example, if you have slightly sensitive teeth then a home whitening kit can be a nice way to whiten more comfortably using a lower strength whitening gel. You will still end up with excellent results, but it will just take a few days longer. Another nice thing about having a customised whitening kit is that our cosmetic dentist in Southampton can prescribe more gel so you can re-use the trays when the time comes to top up this treatment.

If it is time for you to whiten, call us on 02380 442626 or contact us on to book your appointment with our friendly dental team. We will soon get your smile looking beautifully white.

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