Teeth Whitening

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There are many causes of tooth staining. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

At Buckden Dental Clinic we are delighted to offer the latest Enlighten tooth whitening technology.

“Enlighten Evolution has been called the biggest breakthrough in Tooth Whitening in the last 15 years. It is the only system in the world to guarantee that the teeth will get to a VITA shade B1 which is the whitest shade on a regular dentist shade guide. The teeth look really white after the treatment but still giving a fresh natural look”

The breakthrough technology from Enlighten guarantees every single patient regardless of their starting colour, age, lifestyle or dietary habits will be able to achieve the B1 shade.

The Procedure

The procedure is simple and takes approximately two weeks for the majority of patients. Your dentist will take a special impression of your teeth and send this to dedicated Enlighten lab where new, bespoke, super sealed bleaching trays are made.  These have a double-layer for exceptional fit and are unique to Enlighten Evolution system.

You will wear the trays for 4 to 8 hours a day, for approximately two weeks. You will then return to the practice for a 1 hour long appointment to complete the whitening process. The preparation time for this is minimal as no soft tissue protection is required unlike the other in-surgery whitening systems. Here we will place a slightly stronger gel on your teeth for two sessions of 20 minute applications using the same application trays. After this visit your teeth will be whitened.

Amazingly the 6% hydrogen peroxide concentration of the gel the dentist use in the Enlighten Evolution system is a quarter the concentration of most other whitening systems. This is possible due to the increase in permeability achieved by using the super sealed trays and results in zero sensitivity in most cases.

We would advise you to top up the whitening at home on an occasional basis to maintain your results depending on your diet and habits. Results last indefinitely as long as you wear the trays for at least 6 nights a year after your treatment. It is important to have regular hygiene sessions.

With Enlighten Evolution, there are no limits to achieving your dazzling smile. This method gets teeth whiter and helps people who have had tough stains or bleach resistant teeth to get their smiles as white as they would like. Most importantly, Enlighten Evolution is safe and long lasting.

At Buckden Dental Clinic we are still able to offer the ZOOM! Technology, as an alternative home whitening option.

ZOOM! This whitening system is a safe and effective way of getting whiter brighter teeth. The ZOOM! whitening procedure involves a take-home treatment and provide long term maintenance for your new bright smile.

The Procedure

You will be given custom made trays and bleach to complete the whitening process at home. By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before.

To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with ZOOM! Day or Night Whitening gels. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest.

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