Cosmetic dentistry explored: teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. At Vogue Dental Care in Luton, our cosmetic dentists have helped many patients to boost the appearance of their smile, and with it their self-confidence, with teeth whitening treatment.

How it works

cosmetic dentistryTeeth whitening treatment uses special dental bleaching gel to gently remove everyday stains from the teeth. Our teeth are easily stained, by foods and drinks including tea, coffee, red wine and cola, as well as by such habits as cigarette or cigar smoking, and by some medicines or medicated mouthwashes. Over time, our teeth often lose some of their natural sparkle. Teeth whitening is designed to get it back.

As well as being one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment options at our Luton practice, it is also one of the fastest. Depending on which option you choose, teeth whitening takes between two weeks and just one hour. Your dentist will discuss the best treatment option for you at your initial consultation.

Vogue Dental Care in Luton offers two teeth whitening treatment options as part of an extensive cosmetic dentistry menu: home whitening using the popular Enlighten system, and in-chair power whitening using Zoom.

Home teeth whitening

Home teeth whitening involves the use of custom-made whitening trays and whitening gel. You put a small amount of the gel into the trays and wear them overnight or for short periods during the day for approximately two weeks, after which your teeth will look much brighter and whiter.

Power teeth whitening

Power teeth whitening is carried out by your dentist here at our Luton practice. After protecting your lips and gums, your practitioner will apply whitening gel to your teeth and will use a special lamp to activate it. All you need to do is sit back and relaxed whilst the gel gets to work. Whiter teeth in just one hour – that really is something to smile about!