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Brighter Teeth in One Hour With Zoom!

Do you long for a whiter smile? Have you got an hour to spare? If so, we have great news for you! With Zoom! whitening, we can produce whiter, brighter smiles in just one hour!

What is Zoom! whitening?

Zoom! whitening is a rapid, in-chair whitening treatment, which is capable of lightening the teeth by several shades in the space of just one hour. This simple, painless procedure offers a faster alternative to home whitening for those keen to show off their new smile without delay.

What does the procedure involve?

The procedure for Zoom! whitening could not be simpler. Before you have treatment, we’ll invite you to come and see us for a consultation. This short, informal session will give us a chance to tell you all about the treatment, answer your questions and check that your teeth are in good condition prior to the procedure. When you come in for your Zoom! treatment, we will ask you to sit back and relax and put a pair of protective goggles on. We will clean your teeth thoroughly, and then apply a bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide, to your teeth. This agent is activated using a light source, which will be directed onto the teeth for around 45 minutes. The whole procedure should be completed within the hour.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Many people have questions about the safety of tooth whitening. Zoom! whitening is a tried and tested tooth whitening treatment, which is administered by our highly-trained dentists. We can promise you that you’ll be in safe hands!

If you’re interested in tooth whitening, and you like the sound of Zoom! call us now!

BBC report highlights dangers of cheap, illegal whitening treatments

shutterstock_575385391A BBC report has highlighted the dangers of cheap, illegal whitening treatments available in the UK.

Undercover investigations revealed some alarming experiences, including a beautician who was using chemicals containing 25% hydrogen peroxide. This is more than four times the legal hydrogen peroxide content for products used by trained, registered dental professionals.

The report showed that there are illegal operations throughout the country, and suggested that many people are unaware that the treatment they receive is not legal. As a customer, if you saw an advert in a beauty salon window, you’d probably assume that the salon is a perfectly safe place to have treatment, but in reality, whitening of this kind is illegal in the UK. According to EU legislation, whitening treatment, a dental service, can only be provided by qualified dentists who are registered with the General Dental Council. The report stated that consumers are facing potentially severe injuries, including burns, as a result of being treated by people who aren’t highly skilled or trained, and being exposed to treatments that aren’t approved for use.

Many people are lured in by special offers and lower prices, but consultant in restorative dentistry, Martin Ashley, said that there are major risks involved with undergoing treatment administered by untrained practitioners. Dentists are regulated rigorously and this kind of monitoring protects patients. When you see a dentist, you can also enjoy peace of mind that they have experience in this field and that they can act quickly to resolve any problems in the unlikely event that there are side-effects or complications.

Anyone who is interested in having tooth whitening is encouraged to see their dentist and the General Dental Council is also urging patients who have been treated by non-dentists or come across illegal providers to contact them. The GDC has already prosecuted several individuals for providing illegal whitening treatment, and this is an area in which they are clamping down.

Why you shouldn’t buy into the celebrity charcoal tooth whitening trend

shutterstock_730351960If you go on Twitter or Instagram these days, it won’t be long until you come across a celebrity promoting or endorsing a cosmetic product of some kind. Adverts for skincare products, self-tan and tooth whitening treatments are ten a penny, but dentists are warning the public not to buy into dental trends.

According to dentists, popular whitening products, which contain ingredients like charcoal, are unlikely to make any real difference to the colour of the teeth. Many of the celebrities who endorse products by posting sponsored links and images on social media have had cosmetic treatment, and dentists are worried that adverts are misleading people and giving them false hope. Using charcoal toothpaste may remove surface stains, but it’s not going to suddenly give you much brighter, whiter teeth.

The demand for a radiant white smile is growing all the time and dentists are concerned that manufacturers are cashing in on trend-driven products that don’t actually do the intended job. Many people want whiter teeth and if they see toothpastes that are supposedly going to give them a much whiter smile, they’re going to opt for this treatment rather than spending a lot more on professional tooth whitening therapies provided by dentists.

The advice from dentists is to treat adverts with caution and to ensure you use products that meet safety and quality guidelines. If you do want noticeable results, it’s worth considering professional treatment. Whitening treatment is a dental service and as such, it should only be available from qualified, registered dentists. Anyone who offers whitening treatment without the relevant dental expertise is liable to face legal action from the General Dental Council.

Dentists share their tips on natural whitening solutions

shutterstock_604554743If you’re a fan of social media or you like to keep up to date with health trends, you may be aware that natural whitening methods like charcoal have hit the headlines numerous times of late. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there when it comes to tooth whitening remedies that actually work, so two leading dentists have taken the time to share their tips online.

Charcoal may seem like a very odd choice when it comes to trying to whiten and brighten the tooth surface. However, if you read testimonials on websites like Instagram and YouTube, you may be surprised at the potential results. Dr Richard Marques suggests that using charcoal in its activated form can help to whiten the teeth, as it is capable of drawing toxins out from the mouth and removing stains; however, Dr Adam Thorne suggests that using charcoal can increase the risk of enamel damage. Dr Thorne also claimed that there is no substantial evidence to back up claims that charcoal is an effective natural whitener.

If you’re fan of strawberries and you want whiter teeth, there is good news from the dentists. The rough surface of the strawberry’s skin acts as a natural stain remover and the malic acid contained within the strawberry also helps to shift stains. The riper the strawberry, the better. Dr Thorne recommends rubbing the surface of the strawberry against the enamel in the same way as you’d apply a scrub to exfoliate your face.

Both dentists also recommend oil pulling using coconut oil as a means of whitening the teeth naturally. You can use the oil as a mouthwash, gently swishing it around your mouth for 1-2 minutes.

Although green tea has benefits for your health due to its high antioxidant content, it cannot whiten the teeth contrary to what articles you may have come across suggest. Dr Thorne actually warns against green tea for whitening, as it contains staining agents known as tannins.

How Baker Street Dental Can Brighten Your Smile in One Hour

shutterstock_243109207Are you looking for a simple, safe, and speedy way to brighten up your smile? If so, Zoom! Whitening, our one-hour power whitening system, could be the answer. In just one hour, we can lighten the shade of your teeth significantly, giving you a radiant smile you can show off straight away.

What is Zoom! Whitening?

Zoom! whitening is a rapid in-chair whitening treatment, which tales just one hour to lighten the enamel by up to 10 shades. When you have treatment, all you have to do is lie back and relax. We apply whitening agent to your teeth, and this is then activated using a light source. You won’t feel any pain, and you can chill out or even catch 40 winks while the Zoom! treatment works its magic. Before you have any form of cosmetic dental treatment, you will have a consultation, which will enable us to have a look at your teeth, talk to you about the treatment process and answer any questions you may have.

After an hour in the dental chair, your treatment will be complete, and we’ll show you your gorgeous new smile in the mirror. You may experience mild sensitivity for a while after treatment, so try and avoid drinking ice cold drinks, and pay attention to oral hygiene.

Is Zoom! Whitening safe?

Zoom! whitening is considered to be a very safe treatment provided that it is administered and overseen by qualified, trained, experienced dentists. Tooth whitening is a dental service, and as such, it should legally only be provided by registered dentists. Before you have whitening treatment, we will check your teeth to make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment, and we’ll be there to oversee the process and offer you some aftercare tips.

If you’re keen to inject some sparkle into your smile for spring, why not give us a call and book a consultation now? Your beautiful new smile could be just days away!

Say Goodbye to Stains with Teeth Whitening

As we get older, our teeth lose their radiant whiteness. The process can be accelerated by other factors, such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and drinking wine, coffee or tea on a regular basis. Once the teeth start to become discoloured the smile looks less attractive and we often start to feel self conscious about smiling in public. If your teeth are stained or you simply want to add a bit of sparkle to your smile, our amazing whitening treatments can help!

We offer incredible home whitening treatments to give you a beautiful smile in the comfort of your own home. We use premium whitening products to lighten the shade of your teeth gradually and give you a stunning bright smile.

Home whitening

Home whitening is an amazing option for people who have busy schedules as it allows you to get the results you want at home. All you have to do is wear your whitening tray at night for up to 14 days to enjoy a beaming, bright smile.

Before you begin treatment, we ask you to pop into the surgery so that we can make a mould for your whitening tray. This is a very quick and simple process and once your tray is ready, your treatment can begin. The simplicity of the treatment means that you can top up your results as you go and you don’t even need to leave home to reap the rewards of treatment.

Are there any side-effects?

The most common side-effect of tooth whitening is sensitivity. However, this tends to be mild and it wears off very quickly.

The advantages of Teeth Whitening in the City of London

The modern world throws a lot of demands at you everyday and if you want to get ahead, the way you present yourself to the public and in the work-place can be the difference between failure and success; it may sound superficial, but that is life in a place like the city of London. Somewhere in all of this mix are your teeth- they are an essential part of your outward persona, so you need them to look good as well whenever you open your mouth. Now, if your teeth and gums are in fairly good shape, getting them whitened may be just what you need to put you back on the map. You may have noticed that the shops are packed with products- from toothpastes to DIY bleaching sets- all the things you can do at home to brighten your smile up. However, there are some brilliant treatments you can have done at your dentists that are amazingly quick and brilliant; laser bleaching is the treatment ‘du-jour’ right now. In just an hour, you can step out onto the streets with a smile that you always dreamt about and get yourself firmly ahead of the game. Have a little chat with your dentist and find out all of the options that are open to you before going down this road, but it will be worth it in the end.

Buying your Whiteness in Central London

It is a testament to just how technology and products have advanced that now, you can simply pop along to the shops in central London and buy something that will brighten your teeth up and make them pearly white again. Whitening products are ‘so’ the rage these days and it is great that people want to look healthy when they smile. The products that you can get vary; the easiest one to start you off is toothpastes with a bleaching agent in them and you will start to notice the difference in just a few days of use. Bleaching pens and brushes are great if you only need a touch-up or two to a rogue tooth that has started to yellow. You can buy bleaching strips to lie on your teeth, but probably the greatest innovation of all is a full-on DIY kit that you do at home- people are going nuts for these and they will get you shining and polished in just a couple of weeks. However, a word of caution here: if you are having problems with your gums and teeth- have a little chat with your dentist first before you go blowing your money on these great products, because you may be doing worse damage to your mouth than you realise.

The magic of Enlighten Tooth Whitening comes to London

If you want your teeth to look sensational as you waft around the streets of London and smiling away, getting them whitened will help you in your plight, but if you are going to do this, you may as well get it done properly and with one of the best products that money can buy right now- Enlighten Tooth Whitening. This treatment will provide you with startling results, plus you’ll have your dentist on board to keep an eye on things. Your dentist makes up the bleaching rays for you and then you set off and do the rest of the work yourself. You fill the trays with bleach and pop them in when you are ready to sleep for the night, every night for 14 days. You have to avoid anything that can stain your teeth during your treatment and make sure that you use toothpaste that also whitens as well as cleaning…and that is it really, but you better strap in for the results because this product will deliver the best finish to you teeth ever in the world- it really is that good and you’ll have no problems at all smiling the next time you are out and about!

Veneers or Whitening….You make your mind up in the City of London

3488681_blog1Some people think that why do you have to have more expensive veneers fitted when you can opt for having your teeth whitened more cheaply? Well, in essence you can if you want, but both do jobs in different ways- you decide people of the city of London. Teeth whitening techniques are fabulous for what they does, give superb results and can make you smile like never before, but these work better if your teeth and gums are in good condition before the treatment. If however your teeth are plagued with gaps and cracks and looking generally battered and bewildered, teeth whitening will not look so good. For this scenario, veneers are the choice you should opt for. The results will look equally impressive and beautifully white, but they will also tuck away all those horrible things- due normally to ageing, behind them. Yes there is a huge difference in price but then that shouldn’t be the issue, what you need should be, in order to get the best results for your smile.

 

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