Visiting the dentist in Loughton might not be on your bucket list of things to do, but it is an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy and happy. At Forest Dental, we specialise in preventive dentistry and we have received the Quality Care Commission’s seal of approval by being awarded the highest rating for the care we provide to all of our patients. Our aim is to provide a friendly and professional service that helps you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have any problems, we also aim to treat these by keeping pain to an absolute minimum. We use the latest technology, including our Healozone machine to treat decay without drilling and the Diagnodent machine to diagnose decay as soon as possible, keeping problems to a minimum. Alongside this, we also offer cosmetic treatments, which are very popular with our patients, as they give them the confidence they need to smile freely.
If you come to see our dentist in Loughton, you may be interested in teeth whitening. We use Zoom, which is perfect for anybody who is self-conscious about the appearance of the colour of their teeth.
How to get started
Before you get started on any treatment, we offer a free consultation, where you can discuss your concerns about your smile. This will give us a chance to examine your teeth and to get an understanding of what you want to achieve. We will then be able to recommend the best course of treatment for your specific needs. With Zoom whitening, we can then explain how this works and you can ask as many questions as you need to ensure that you are happy with the treatment plan.
What is Zoom?
Your dentist in Loughton will be able to explain fully, but in a nutshell Zoom is an at-home or in-practice treatment that requires you to have a custom-made tray for your teeth. Once this has been made bespoke for you, you will be provided with the Zoom bleaching agent to put in your tray. You then need to wear the tray overnight or for two sessions a day as directed by us. Normally, after a couple of weeks, you will then be able to come back to the practice and have a 90-minute laser whitening session to finish everything off. Results typically yield teeth that are 9 shades whiter, although this can vary depending on the shade your teeth were before treatment.
What else do I need to know?
There are different types of staining. Surface staining can be caused by smoking, caffeine, red wine, curries or medicines, for example. Internal staining may be caused by an accident or nerve endings being removed. At our practice, we will be able to discuss the causes of the staining you have and how effective treatment will be for your teeth.
So, if you are keen to find out more about how you can get a lighter and brighter smile, why not come and see us to find out why there is a reason to get excited about going to the dentist?!