How teeth whitening can give your smile a quick boost

Teeth whitening treatment is one of the fastest and easiest ways to boost the appearance of your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer several options for patients interested in whitening treatment: home whitening, in-chair whitening at the practice, or a combination of both.

teeth whiteningWhichever option you choose, teeth whitening treatment is an effective way to remove the everyday stains that build up on the teeth. Drinks including coffee, tea, and red wine can stain your teeth, as can habits such as smoking, as well as certain medications and mouthwashes. Whitening treatment can combat all of these, as well as the natural dulling of the teeth that can occur as we get older.

The most important thing to remember when it comes to teeth whitening is that, by law, it should only be carried out by a dentist, or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. While there are treatments available on the high street and online that may seem cheaper, they are undoubtedly too good to be true.

These products are unregulated and could be dangerous. They may simply not work, but could actually damage your teeth and gums. The products we use at Denchic in North London are regulated, tested and safe.

Here are the options available at our North London dental practice:

Home whitening

Your dentist will measure you for custom-made teeth whitening trays. You will be given these, and some whitening gel, to take home, and should wear the trays with a little gel in them overnight for two weeks.

Zoom chairside whitening

This is carried out in the comfort of our North London practice by your dentist. They will shield your gums and lips and will apply whitening gel to your teeth, using a special light to activate it.

Enlighten Evolution whitening

This option combines chairside and home whitening, and guarantees a B1 shade of whiteness.

Use cosmetic braces to quickly and discreetly align your smile

Braces: they’re metal wire and bracket devices used by teenagers to straighten their teeth, right? But what about adults who would like to straighten their teeth discreetly? At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer a number of invisible and near-invisible options for adults who want orthodontic treatment.

cosmetic bracesOne of the most popular choices for those seeking cosmetic braces is Six Month Smiles. These fixed appliances take the traditional principles of orthodontics and modernise them for a truly discreet approach. They also work very quickly – as the name suggests, average treatment time is just six months – because they focus solely on the front teeth – those that show when you smile.

Six Month Smiles have proved very popular since we introduced them to our North London dental practice. As well as being fast and discreet, they are also often cheaper than traditional brace treatment (because treatment times are shorter) and are more comfortable, too.

Braces remain the most effective way to straighten teeth. While Six Month Smiles are primarily used to treat aesthetic concerns, they also provide health benefits. Teeth that are badly aligned or crowded are also more difficult to clean, which increases your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth with Six Month Smiles you can reduce your likelihood of developing these problems.

These braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which means they are barely noticeable and few people will realise you are having treatment until you unveil your beautiful new smile.

If you are interested in treatment with Six Month Smiles, your first step should be to book a consultation here at Denchic Dental Spa in North London. One of our Six Month Smiles certified dentists will carefully examine your teeth to ascertain whether this is the best treatment option for you.

Common questions about teeth whitening answered

If stained or discoloured teeth are making your life a misery, you may be thinking about using teeth whitening treatment to boost your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer several options for brightening your smile. Here, we answer some common questions about whitening, and explain why it must only be carried out under a dentist’s supervision.

How does teeth whitening work?

teeth whiteningTeeth whitening treatment uses special bleaching gel to gently remove stains from your teeth. Stains build up through the food and drink we consume, through smoking and from taking certain medicines. When carried out by a dentist, whitening treatment is a fast, safe and effective way to get rid of these stains and restore a natural brighter sheen to your teeth.

At our North London dental practice, we have three options for teeth whitening: home whitening, Phillips Zoom Whitening here at the practice, and Enlighten Evolution, which combines home whitening with a session here at Denchic Dental Spa.

I’ve seen plenty of whitening products online – why do I need to visit my dentist?

The most important thing to remember about teeth whitening is that, by law, it can only be carried out by a dentist or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. Whitening products used at the dental practice have been extensively tested for both safety and effectiveness. Over-the-counter products and those available from the internet will be of inferior quality. At best, they will not work. At worst, they can seriously damage your teeth and gums.

Teeth whitening should only be carried out on a healthy mouth. We will assess your teeth and gums before starting treatment.

How long will treatment take?

The length of time your treatment will take will depend upon the original shade of your teeth and on which treatment option you choose. Phillips Zoom Whitening at our North London practice takes about one hour, while home whitening takes two weeks.

Boost your smile in time for party season with teeth whitening treatment

As the festive party season approaches, many people are keen to boost the appearance of their smile – and teeth whitening treatment could be the perfect way to do it. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer a range of whitening options to brighten up your teeth quickly and safely. In some cases, you could have teeth several shades lighter in just one hour.

Why teeth whitening?

teeth whitening treatmentOur teeth are stained by the food and drink we consume, by habits such as smoking and by certain medicines. These stains can make us unhappy with our smile and embarrassed to show it off in public. When carried out by a dentist, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to remove these stains and give our teeth a brightness boost.

How does it work?

Teeth whitening treatment uses special dental bleaching gel to gently remove everyday stains from your teeth. It can either be carried out here in our North London dental practice by one of our skilled cosmetic dentists, or can be undertaken at home over the course of about two weeks.

Home whitening

Home whitening involves using custom-made, lightweight plastic trays that are made to fit snugly over your teeth. You apply a small amount of gel to the inside of the tray and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day, and results will be seen in about two weeks. If you want home teeth whitening treatment, you should only do so on a dentist’s prescription – over-the-counter products are neither effective nor safe.

Phillips Zoom whitening

Phillips Zoom teeth whitening is carried out here in the comfort of our North London dental practice. All you need to do is sit back and relax while your dentist first shields your lips and gums then applies gel to your teeth and activates it with a special light. Typically this treatment takes about one hour, after which you will have brighter, whiter teeth.

Enlighten Evolution whitening

Enlighten Evolution whitening is a combination teeth whitening system, the only one which guarantees the end colour of your teeth. This system is also particularly good for patients who have sensitive teeth. You will be provided with whitening trays and gel to use at home, and will also have an in-chair whitening session with one of the dentists here at our North London practice.

Straighten your teeth discreetly with Six Month Smiles clear braces

Many adults who dream of straighter teeth feel trapped between a rock and a hard place – not wanting to wear conventional metal braces, but embarrassed to show off a crooked smile in public. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we empathise with these concerns but believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of. That’s why we offer several discreet ways to straighten your teeth.

six month smilesOne of the quickest and most popular ways for adults to straighten their teeth is with Six Month Smiles clear braces. This system comprises tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets, which means that they blend into your mouth and are not immediately noticeable.

Another huge advantage of Six Month Smiles is that they have significantly shorter treatment times when compared with traditional metal braces. As the name suggests, six months is the average treatment time, and most people will find they need to wear their braces for between three and nine months. Your dentist will be able to advise you of your predicted time when you come for a consultation at our North London dental practice.

How do they work so quickly?

Conventional braces work on all your teeth, and may be prescribed by your dentist to correct issues with your bite as well as the way your teeth look. Six Month Smiles focus on the aesthetic appearance of your smile, and work so fast because they change the position of only the “social six” teeth – those that are visible when you smile.

Because of this reduced treatment time, in many cases Six Month Smiles are less expensive than conventional braces, too. At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position – your dentist may recommend a bonded or removable retainer.

To find out more about Six Month Smiles, why not book an orthodontic consultation today at our North London dental practice?

Love your smile with cosmetic braces

If you are unhappy with your smile because you feel you missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, cosmetic braces could be a dream come true. These discreet devices can gently and safely move your teeth into a more desirable solution – and nobody need know you’re having treatment. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer a good selection of discreet orthodontic products that can straighten your teeth quickly and near-invisibly.

What are cosmetic braces?

cosmetic bracesCosmetic orthodontics principally focus on the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. However, at Denchic Dental Spa in North London we are also keen to emphasise that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. This is because they are easier to clean, helping to reduce the chances of plaque or tartar building up and leading to tooth decay or gum diseases.

In addition, choosing to straighten your teeth with cosmetic braces can also boost your general sense of well-being as your confidence in your smile will be improved.

Dentists and orthodontists agree that braces remain the most effective ways to straighten your teeth. However, traditional metal braces may seem unsightly for adult patients with busy personal and professional lives, and treatment times of up to two years can also be off-putting.

At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we understand these concerns, which is why we offer treatment with clear braces and aligners.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces combines the latest orthodontic innovation and the most up-to-date techniques with highly-discreet clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. In addition to being barely noticeable in your mouth, this system also has an average treatment time of just six months.

They work so quickly because, unlike conventional braces, Six Month Smiles focus on the front six to eight teeth – those that show when you smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular tooth-straightening options at our North London dental practice. This system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently move your teeth into a more desirable position.

Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and, using special computer software, you will be able to see what results you can expect before starting treatment. You will need to change your aligner every two weeks or so, in line with your dentist’s instructions. Because they are removable, Invisalign also reduces the chances of dental hygiene problems during treatment.

To find out more about discreet orthodontics, book a consultation with one of our dentists today.

How to get your dream smile by combining discreet braces and teeth whitening

A smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic dental treatments to achieve perfect results: teeth whitening plus adult braces is just one option available at Denchic Dental Spa in North London.

teeth whiteningStraighter teeth and whiter teeth are two of the top items on many people’s dream smile list. A smile makeover consultation enables you to work together with your dentist to pick the treatments that will really boost your smile. While some patients will need just one treatment, such as teeth whitening, others will benefit from combining two or more treatments to achieve the desired results.

Here we look at how the popular combination of braces and whitening treatment can work for you.

Braces for adults?

Think orthodontics and the first thing that springs to mind may be traditional metal braces worn by children and teenagers. While these are effective, they may not be compatible with the lifestyles of busy professional adults. Thankfully there are now a number of discreet alternatives available. Our experienced team of North London dentists at Denchic Dental Spa have many “invisible orthodontics” solutions at their disposal.

Depending on your needs, you may be recommended treatment with removable clear aligners, such as Invisalign, or with fast-acting discreet brace systems, such as Six Month Smiles. Discreet braces comprise tooth-coloured brackets and clear wires, so are not easily noticeable in daily life.

Teeth whitening options

Once your teeth have been straightened with aligners or braces, you’ll be keen to show your smile off. For that real wow factor, why not consider teeth whitening treatment? The result will be a smile that truly dazzles.

At Denchic Dental Spa we offer two options for teeth whitening treatment: teeth whitening here in the comfort of our North London dental practice, or home whitening. In-practice whitening takes just one hour, while at-home whitening takes between two and four weeks. Whichever you choose, the result will be a smile to be proud of.

Thumb Sucking: A Normal Trait, But an Orally Destructive One

We can forgive the children for not looking after their teeth. After all, every tooth they have until the age of 12 is, in essence, expendable. But when thumb sucking comes into the fore, it may affect the future of their dental health. While it is a normal trait, every child has a potential to carry it to adulthood.

Implications

thumb suckingApart from carrying a juvenile habit into old age, thumb sucking presents an immediate concern about children’s teeth. 80% of all infants suck on their thumbs, but it would be wrong to blame them for developing such a tendency. Even in the womb, doctors have already witnessed them doing the same thing. Simply put, they acquire the reflex due to suckling. As you know, babies get most of their sustenance from their mothers’ breasts and their pacifiers.

As for its effects on teeth, it cultivates an open bite among children. There is still time to self-correct it, but more often than not, it already requires an orthodontist’s assistance. Furthermore, they are also likely to develop tongue thrusting. It does not sound much, but when the jaw and dentition constantly receives nocuous force, it may need corrective surgery in the future.

Non-Dental Consequences

We hope you will prevent your children from establishing thumb sucking in the long term. On top of teeth problems, it causes speech problems and skin issues. These conditions do not manifest naturally, and it is unfortunate when it occurs. Usually, speech problems from thumb sucking revolve around mispronunciation. On the other hand, the skin problems it can cause on the thumb include blisters and calluses.

If they start acquiring teeth-compromising quirks early, then you should start helping them take care of their teeth. Bring them to Denchic Dental Spa to receive quality dental services from our team.

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A Whiter Smile in Just a Few Hours

Cosmetic teeth whitening is a simple, safe and quick way to change a person’s appearance and one that can be delivered with little to no pain or discomfort. Considering how pearly whites are the most basic element of a more beautiful smile, it is something that you should consider.

teeth whiteningMany think that whitening treatments take months and years to take effect. Permanent white teeth will need constant care and professional attention, but the initial treatments need not be such a long waiting game. A noticeably whiter and brighter smile is possible in just a matter of hours.

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular services offered at Denchic Dental Spa. We know that everyone desires fast and easy whitening solutions that brings excellent results, but everyone has a special preference on how they receive their treatment.

To accommodate the varying preferences of each patient, our clinic presents two options – at home and in-office.

At Home Whitening

We have two home whitening options, both of which use custom fit trays and gels. The first uses a whitening gel applied either day or night, which patients should let sit for a few hours. This lightens the teeth after two weeks of daily use.

The second option, the Enlighten Evolution Whitening, produces faster results without increasing tooth sensitivity. Enlighten Evolution Whitening has higher whitening power than the first home whitening treatment, but with near zero sensitivity capability. It is safe for self-application and results in whiter teeth—almost like getting a professional in-office bleaching.

In-Office Whitening

For patients who need results immediately – in as fast as two hours – and for a longer time, Phillips Zoom Whitening is a recommended solution. The procedure for Phillips Zoom Whitening is simple: first, we will assess if your teeth are qualified for bleaching; then, we will apply a whitening gel and activate it with a lamp. This treatment may take one to two hours to produce noticeable results. After this, you will leave our practice with teeth that are several tones whiter.

A whiter smile is easy to achieve with our whitening treatments. Schedule an appointment today and find out which whitening treatment is perfect for your needs.

Snoring may have Something to do with the Teeth

There are many reasons people snore. It could be due to excessive alcohol consumption, chronic nasal congestion, sleep apnoea or excessive tissue in the back of the throat. Some oral health experts, however, suggest that the teeth may have something to do with snoring too.

The Link Between Teeth and Snoring

snoring problemsThe position of the teeth and tongue may determine the likelihood of snoring. If a person’s teeth and bite are not in the right position whilst asleep, the tongue may become out of place and block the airway. The chances of snoring increase, as a result.

The tongue and lower jaw go together. When people bite, the lower jaw and tongue move back so the upper and lower teeth meet. When people close their mouth, the tongue goes to the back of the throat. For people who have normal teeth alignment, the tongue and teeth adjust in sleep, allowing the oxygen to pass through the airway with ease.

That is not the case for those with excessive overbite, however. The upper teeth may cover the air’s passage and push the lower jaw closer to the throat. The tongue moves back as people assume a sleeping position as well. As a result, the lower jaw and tongue block the airway. The narrow airway will cause throat tissues to vibrate, thus causing snoring sounds.

Treatment and Prevention

Those who snore because of a bad bite should undergo orthodontic treatments. Surgical procedures may be necessary for those with excessive malocclusions.

Some dentists prescribe mouthpieces specifically designed to reduce snoring. These mandibular advancement devices temporarily move the lower jaw forward while sleeping. These open up the airway, allowing the person to breathe better and without noise.

Prolonged snoring may lead to other complications if left untreated. Frequent snorers should consider undergoing dental appointments and treatments if they want to get rid of such conditions. The good news is that Denchic Dental Spa can help get rid of snoring problems.

We provide cosmetic braces that will help put your teeth and bite in the right place. Our custom-designed mouthpieces are available to help you breathe and sleep better as well. People will have a nice smile and comfortable sleep through our care.

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