Teeth whitening

Whiter teeth for 2019

If you’ve given up smoking for 2019, you definitely deserve a round of applause for dramatically improving your health. However, although you have now increased your general and your oral health by quitting, you will be left with some reminders.

If your teeth have suffered over the years from staining due to smoking or food and drink consumption, you may be wondering what to do next in order to turn back the years on your teeth. The answer is simple, teeth whitening. In Camden, Ace Dental offers teeth whitening at affordable prices using two different approaches.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenHow it works

Your dentist will take a full imprint of your mouth and create a bespoke whitening tray that will fit snugly over your teeth. A whitening agent is then put into the tray, which we put over your teeth. This process can be administered at the clinic or at home.

At the dentist in Camden, teeth whitening is a very quick, simple procedure. Once the agent has been applied to your teeth, we will activate its whitening ability by exposing it to a UV light. The light then speeds the deep cleaning process, completing in one hour.

Home application is very similar but will take several days. This is a gentle way of whitening the teeth and is appropriate if you want to gradually whiten. You’ll need to wear the whitening trays for a short period every day over a couple of weeks.

Either method is safe and will make your teeth approximately 1-3 shades lighter than their current state. However, it’s not a permanent solution, especially if you continue to consume food and drinks that stain teeth. All you need to do is re-apply the gel every few months, using the same gum guard in order to bring back the extra sparkle and keep your teeth at their optimum state of whiteness.

If you have given up smoking or you have decided it’s time to really rewind the years, teeth whitening in Camden could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Drop in and talk to one of our dentists today for a consultation, you could be on your way to a whiter smile in just one visit to the dentist.

New Year teeth whitening in Camden

If you are still trying to decide what to have as your New Year resolutions, how about making 2019 the year you get that fabulous heart-stopper of a smile?

Here at Ace Dental in Camden, we love transforming people’s smiles. We don’t have to take lots of your time and money in order to give you a smile to be proud of.

In fact, our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is teeth whitening. You can have it done at the clinic and be in and out within about 90 minutes, if you want. Or you can take your time and save a bit of money by having a take-home teeth whitening kit made for you.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenWe only used teeth whitening products that have been around for a good while and are well trusted. The brands we use are Zoom!, Enlighten and Boutique.

In-clinic teeth whitening

This is the perfect treatment if you need to look extra fantastic for an upcoming event. Maybe you have a wedding to go to, or a graduation, or you need to look extra fabulous for an important job interview.

You come into the clinic and relax in the massage chair (yes! Massage chair!) in our whitening room. We put plastic barriers in your mouth to protect your lips and gums and then paint the whitening gel onto your teeth. This is activated by an UV light and it takes about an hour to get to the exact shade of white you want.

Whitening at-home

This uses a weaker concentration of hydrogen peroxide than is in the gel we use in the clinic. Instead of painting it on, we make you a set of perfectly fitting gel trays, from impressions taken of your teeth. You take the kit home and put the gel in the trays. Wear the gels for a short period every day and in 2-3 weeks, your teeth will be several shades lighter.

Maintenance

Teeth whitening does not last forever, so you need to top it up every once in a while. If you are doing home whitening, you can do so by buying more gel. Otherwise, you will need to come back to the clinic.

Is professional teeth whitening in Camden right for everyone?

If your teeth are yellow and discoloured you shouldn’t worry too much. Almost everyone experiences these symptoms at some point in the lives. Good news is that this effect can go away easily and safely with teeth whitening in Camden.

As we become older, our tooth enamel becomes thinner and this can make our teeth appear darker or more yellow. At Ace Dental, you can say goodbye to your discoloured teeth with professional teeth whitening in Camden. To find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation appointment.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenIs there a way to know before I visit the dentist?

If your teeth are healthy and you don’t have any fillings or restorations, chances are that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening in Camden. Patients with gum disease or tooth sensitivity are more likely not to respond to treatment. Unfortunately, there is no safe way to tell if you can have teeth whitening in Camden without visiting us. This is because not everyone can have teeth whitening effectively.

If you:

  • are pregnant or lactating
  • have restorations and/or fillings
  • are underage
  • have untreated decay and cavities
  • have sensitive teeth and gums
  • are allergic to peroxide

chances are that you cannot have your teeth whitened with our teeth-whitening treatments. However, only a dentist can tell. Last but not least, we advise our patients not to have unrealistic smile goals. While some whitening treatments can deliver spectacular results, blinding-white is not a natural outcome of teeth whitening.

In-practice teeth whitening results vary

Typically, a visit to the dentist is your best opportunity to get a beautiful, whiter smile without compromising your oral health. At Ace Dental, we use both power whitening and home whitening, since we want our patients to have more options available. This being the case, not all whitening treatments work the same for different patients, since we have to take into consideration the initial state of your teeth and any oral health problems you may experience.

If you want to try teeth whitening in Camden, but you are not sure it’s the right solution for you, contact us today.

Enlighten teeth whitening in Camden

In our modern world, where TV, magazines and social media are the epicentre of attention, we are constantly bombarded with people sporting the most impressive set of white teeth. It’s common knowledge that most celebrities have had work done on their teeth to make them whiter, yet this doesn’t stop us from feeling inadequate about the state of our own teeth.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenTeeth whitening is a popular, painless and effective cosmetic dentistry procedure carried at many dental practices in the UK. At Ace Dental we offer different types of teeth whitening in Camden and one of our popular choices is Enlighten. This technology has been around for at least 10 years with highly reliable results around the world.

How teeth become discoloured

As we grow older, our teeth tend to become yellow and discoloured, affecting our smiles and making us feel older than we actually are. This can have knock-on effects on your self-esteem.

Why does this happen? Because teeth are subject to wear and as the enamel wears away, the inner layer of the tooth is exposed, which is yellower in colour. Certain medications can also make teeth appear yellow and cause stains.

Then of course are lifestyle habits, smoking, eating highly pigmented foods and drinking tea, coffee and red wine, all of which result in the build-up of stains.

How can Enlighten teeth whitening help?

There are now many teeth whitening products available, but we always recommend whitening your teeth with the help of a dentist, as this is the only safe method and has been proven to produce the most reliable results.

At Ace Dental, we use Enlighten technology among other whitening treatments. This treatment involves wearing custom-made whitening trays containing a whitening gel to gradually improve the shade of your teeth. You wear the trays overnight or for a few hours during the day for 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the shade of whiteness you wish to achieve. At the end of the treatment, you can proudly display your new smile with the natural gleam of your teeth restored.

To learn more about teeth whitening in Camden, contact us today.

Smile bright like a diamond

To riff off Rihanna, who doesn’t want to smile bright like a diamond? A dazzling smile has the amazing effect of making people instantly warm to you. It’s a great advantage to have at an interview, on a date, or just to make the day go that little bit smoother. When we’re kids, a dazzling smile seems to be natural but as we get older those signs of wear and tear start to make our teeth look rather dull. But there is a solution: teeth whitening in Camden.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we’ve brought brighter smiles to countless patients across London. We’ve helped them get rid of years of stains built up from drinking red wine, coffee and tea, eating delicious curries and tomato sauce-laden pasta and even that habit we all know should be kicked, smoking.

How does it work?

Teeth whitening uses a whitening gel with the active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide. This bleaching agent lifts off stains from the surface of your teeth. It doesn’t work on restorations, such as crowns or veneers. So if you want teeth whitening in Camden, get it done before you have your restorations put in and then have your restorations coloured to match.

You can either have your teeth whitening in Camden done at our dental practice or at home. If you’re in need of speed, then in-clinic whitening is the way to go. We’ll protect your gums and lips and then apply a concentrated whitening gel to your teeth. In under 2 hours your teeth will be a whole lot brighter and whiter, how much so depends on what you want and the extent of the staining or discolouration.

If you want a more subtle transformation of your teeth, then go with at-home whitening. We’ll provide you with bespoke teeth trays that fit snugly over your teeth. You place a less concentrated whitening gel inside and wear these trays for a few hours every day for around 2 weeks.

How long does teeth whitening last?

That depends on you. Keep up with a good oral hygiene routine, including hygienist visits, avoid strongly staining foods and drinks and quit smoking and your teeth whitening in Camden could last for several years.

A whiter winter

Now that the clocks have gone back, we are into the long, dark nights of winter. It can seem super gloomy in London, especially if you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. It’s enough to stop anyone smiling, especially if they already have a smile they aren’t too happy about.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenA quick and easy way to brighten up that winter smile, and so brighten up everyone’s lives around you, is to get teeth whitening. In Camden, you can get your teeth whitened with us at Ace Dental. We use whitening from tried and trusted manufacturers: Zoom! Boutique and Enlighten.

Teeth whitening is our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it doesn’t alter the structure of your teeth and it’s convenient. You can choose from 2 different ways to get your teeth whitened.

It’s a good idea to get a scale and polish before whitening so that there is no plaque obstructing the whitening gel.

Get quick whitening

If you come into the clinic here at Ace Dental, we can use power whitening to make your teeth several shades whiter in around an hour. All you have to do is book an appointment, and when you come in, choose the shade of white you want your smile to be. We then put plastic barriers over your lips and gums to protect them before painting your teeth with power whitening gel. This is stronger than any gels you can legally use at home. It takes about an hour to lift out the stains and get your teeth the shade you want.

Get slower whitening

If you’d rather take your time and save some money, you can buy one of our bespoke whitening kits to use at home. These have custom-made gel trays that fit your teeth exactly to prevent spillage and achieve maximum contact between the gel and your teeth. The gel is less powerful and it will take 2-3 weeks of daily wear for a short period before your teeth reach the shade you want. A bonus of this method is that you can re-use the trays whenever you want for top-up treatments.

Smile brightly with beautiful white teeth

Are you self-conscious about your smile because you feel your teeth are stained and unattractive? If so, a simple teeth-whitening treatment could be the answer. Teeth whitening in Camden is easy, reasonable and can make a big difference to your self-confidence.

Types of teeth-whitening treatments

There are two different types of teeth whitening in Camden you can use. One is called power whitening, and is done at the practice, and the other is home whitening. Both types of whitening use custom-made trays that are made specially to fit your teeth.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenHow power whitening works

Power whitening is carried out at our practice in Camden. Firstly, you will visit us for a consultation, where we will take a look at your teeth and assess what can be done. A special tray will be custom-made to fit over your teeth, then you will come in for your whitening session. We use a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide, which is activated by a special light while you relax in a comfortable chair. Once the treatment is complete, your teeth will be several shades whiter and you can smile with confidence.

More about at home whitening

Teeth whitening in Camden can also be done in the comfort of your own home. Just like with the power whitening, you will start with a consultation so the dentist can ascertain what type of staining your teeth have, and whether it can be treated. You will still have the custom-fitted tray, but the whitening will take place at home. Without the special light, it takes longer for the treatment to take effect, but after several days of using the bleaching agent your teeth will be just as bright as if you had power whitening.

Can teeth whitening in Camden work for everyone?

There are certain types of staining that teeth whitening in Camden isn’t suitable for, but if you come in for a consultation we can tell you whether whitening can work for you. Staining that has built up over time through diet or smoking can usually be treated easily. The whitening doesn’t work on crowns, dentures or veneers though. Visit our practice to see if teeth whitening in Camden is right for you.

Hallowe’en teeth?

As we hurtle through 2018, it can come as a bit of a shock to realise that half-term and Hallowe’en are only weeks away. Already it’s time to start thinking about trick or treating and what to wear for that Hallowe’en party. You went as a Zombie last year, but didn’t everyone? Who will you be this year? And what will you do if people think you are wearing Hallowe’en teeth when they are really your own?

Horrible thought and unlikely to happen, we agree, but staining creeps up on your teeth. One glass of red here, an espresso there, all laying down another layer of staining in the pores in your tooth enamel, where neither your toothbrush nor the hygienist can get at it. What you need is teeth whitening in Camden here at Ace Dental.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenWhat is teeth whitening in Camden?

Teeth whitening works differently from brushes. Instead of trying to scrape out stains with bristles, it uses the action of hydrogen peroxide, a gentle cleaner and disinfectant, that has been used for a couple of centuries now to lift out stains. It gets into the pores and pushes the staining particles out.

Teeth whitening in Camden does not work on intrinsic discolouration. For that you will need to get a veneer or composite bonding to cover it over. But if your stains are surface stains, you are good to go, using one of 2 methods. With both we suggest you start with a deep clean from the hygienist so that the whitening gel can get straight to your teeth.

With us at the clinic

Once you have decided how white you want your teeth to be, we put coverings over your lips and gums. We paint on the whitening gel, and then activate it with a UV light. You get to chill out for about an hour and at the end, you walk out with fabulously white teeth.

At home

We make you some gel trays that fit your teeth exactly and you carry out the whitening at home over about a fortnight. This process is gentler because the gel is less concentrated.

Either way, come Hallowe’en, you’re more likely to be mistaken for Dracula than Frankenstein.

Brighten up your autumn look with teeth whitening in Camden

It’s here already isn’t it, autumn? If you have been out and about recently, you will notice that the light levels have dropped and the gloomy months of dashing between the house, the tube and the office are upon us. Soon, the only light you will see when you are out on the streets will be the headlights of cars sitting in jams in the rain. So, how are you going to keep up your spirits up during the long winter months ahead?

Teeth Whitening in CamdenCan we suggest you be your own flashing beacon of hope by bestowing a really great smile on others? A good smile warms the cockles of people’s hearts and you can be the person who cheers them simply by getting teeth whitening in Camden with us at Ace Dental.

Teeth whitening is our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it is so quick and easy, and doesn’t alter the structure of your teeth in any way. All it does is remove all those stubborn stains, where traces of the foods and drinks you have consumed have sunk into the enamel of your teeth. Tea, coffee, red wine, even berries can get left behind when you consume them and build up until it’s like someone turned down the wattage of your smile.

Turning it up back again is easy and you can even choose how to get it done. You can go for the quick and dramatic change, or the subtle and gradual change.

Quick and dramatic teeth whitening in Camden

Take an hour or so out of your day, come to the Ace Dental clinic on Kentish Town Road and then chill out in our super comfy chair while we whiten your teeth for you. We start by placing a protective plastic barrier over your gums and lips. Then we paint on a whitening gel that is activated by a UV lamp. About an hour later, you will have teeth in the shade of white you have chosen.

Subtle and gradual

Get a bespoke whitening kit, complete with custom-made gel trays, and do the whitening yourself at home over 2-3 weeks.

Brighter teeth

Your teeth can take on a strange variety of colours as you get older. This happens for various reasons. Food and drink leave behind traces on your dental enamel, and these traces can build up into stains. This staining will be especially pronounced if your tooth-brushing habits are not quite as rigorous as they ought to be. At Ace Dental in Camden, teeth whitening will solve this unsightly problem. Our customised and comfortable teeth whitening procedure will turn your discoloured smile into a dazzling one.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenComfortable whitening

Our patients choose teeth whitening in Camden because their teeth’s enamel surfaces are an unsatisfactory colour. While the range of colours can vary, they all tend to be equally unsatisfying to look at. You might have already started trying to hide your smile when laughing or in photographs. By this point, it’s usually very hard to remove the stains using products available over the counter in Camden. Teeth whitening with Ace Dental is a powerful process that significantly brightens the shade of your dental surfaces.

You can choose exactly which shade of white you want to apply to your teeth. Then this new shade will be applied either by power whitening, or the more gradual at-home process.

In power whitening, you’ll be given a tray to wear over your teeth. This tray is customised to fit comfortably inside your mouth, and contains a special whitening agent. As you relax in our treatment chair, we’ll activate the whitening agent with a lamp, and after around an hour and a half, you’ll have a bright new smile and a mouth that feels super-fresh.

At home in Camden, teeth whitening will take place over a couple of weeks. You’ll wear the tray according to our instructions for specific periods of time. Your teeth will become the same shade of white as in power whitening, but the process will be more gradual.

Ease and appearance

Teeth whitening in Camden is a great way to achieve a significant cosmetic benefit. Your bright smile can help you to feel at ease in social situations, leading to an overall boost in your self-image.