A Brighter Smile For The New Year Ahead

Christmas will be over before we know it. Plan now for your New Year smile!

With all of the preparations necessary for a successful Christmas, you have probably barely had time to think much beyond the next week or so.

Before we know it though, Christmas will be over and the New Year will be upon us, with all the usual resolutions that are made.

Although many of these do fail, for one reason or another, there is no doubt that the new year can be a good time to ‘reinvent’ yourself, perhaps treating yourself to some new clothes, for example.

There is also another way that you can make a big change to your appearance, without the stress of fighting through the new year sales. At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic, we offer a very fast acting treatment that whitens your teeth on average, by eight shades. Start 2019 with a confident, whiter smile!

Zoom2 Teeth Whitening

Whilst many dental practices offer teeth whitening treatments that use a custom made home whitening kit, which can take a couple of weeks to be effective, patients at our Epsom practice can take advantage of the Zoom2 system that whitens your teeth in as little as one hour. You can come to our practice with dull looking teeth, and then leave an hour later with a dazzling new smile!

Like the home whitening kits, Zoom2 is a non invasive treatment that causes little inconvenience. Patients are welcome to bring music or other practical entertainment to help pass the time whilst the treatment takes effect.

A prior check

Before we discuss the treatment itself, it is important to point out that this treatment should only be carried out on a healthy set of teeth, with gums also being in good health. To this end, you will need to see one of the team at our Epsom dental clinic for a thorough check up to make sure that there are no signs of decay or gum disease that need treating beforehand. Once your oral health has been given the all clear, your tooth whitening treatment can commence.

What happens in the one hour?

When you arrive for your tooth whitening appointment, you will be invited to make yourself comfortable in the treatment chair. There is no need for any local anaesthetic and the procedure should be entirely free of any discomfort.

The first part of the procedure is to protect your lips and gums from the whitening agent, which is a form of bleach. This is important as it could otherwise cause burning to the soft tissues of your mouth. Once this is in place, the whitening gel, containing the active ingredient, will be placed on your teeth. Finally, a special light will then be used to activate the active ingredient and speed up the whole process. We will check to make sure that everything is proceeding correctly during the hour long treatment time.

Once the treatment has been completed, we will remove any excess gel and freshen up your teeth, and remove the protective guards. We are sure that you will be very pleasantly surprised at the improvement this procedure can make to your smile.

A few additional notes about teeth whitening

This treatment works best where discolouration is not too severe. For example, it may not be effective enough to whiten the teeth of a regular heavy smoker, although some improvement may still be seen. In situations such as this, we may recommend that you consider porcelain veneers for a truly effective result. If you have a crown, veneers or a tooth coloured filling, the whitening treatment will not affect them. This could leave you with a mixture of shades of whiteness. If this applies to you, we recommend that you discuss the best approach to take with one of our cosmetic dentists  before you undergo any procedure to have your teeth whitened.

Most patients will have no after effects from having this treatment, and we will, of course, check your medical history to make sure there are no problems before we start. One side effect which a few patients may notice though is that their teeth are a little more sensitive following the treatment. This is entirely natural and should soon subside, but please contact us if your usual condition does not return within a few days.

If you live in the Epsom area and are curious to see how we can help you to start the New Year with a winning smile, why not contact the Clocktower Dental Clinic to arrange an initial consultation where we can discuss this treatment and answer any questions that you may have.

And finally … from all of our dentists and support staff , we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!