Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening without damage

Treatment Options

At Skin & Smiles we offer 2 options to help you get a brighter smile with teeth whitening:

  • Custom-made At-home Philips Zoom! whitening kit £269
  • Combination of At-home & In-office Philips Zoom! whitening £537

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Learn the Truth about Professional Teeth Whitening

With so many different whitening products on the market, its easy to get confused. So here are the facts you need to know before you commit.
At Skin & Smiles we tried several different teeth whitening systems before we decided to purchase Philips Zoom!. They are certainly NOT all the same and that is why the price can vary so much between different clinics.

Please note that ONLY a dentist can LEGALLY whiten your teeth in Europe according to the law. Anybody else offering this treatment is acting illegally and that may be why the price is cheaper!
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What is Zoom! tooth whitening?
Philips Zoom! is a light-activated teeth whitening process that lightens and effectively whitens discolouration of enamel and dentine. You may have seen the Zoom! process used on USA hit TV show Extreme Makeover. The process can be completed for you in our office by us, or, at home by yourself. Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes! Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Dentists are your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. All Philips Zoom whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimize tooth sensitivity.

Whats the difference between OTC whitening solutions and Philips Zoom?
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customised to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by us, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in our office.

How long will my Zoom whitening results last?
Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural ageing, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again.
Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring of discolouration. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.

What causes teeth to discolour?
There are many causes to tooth discolouration. Some of the most common include the consumption highly coloured foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, ageing, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discolouration.

How long does it take?
With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you will achieve up to eight shades whiter in 60 minutes. With Zoom at-home, when used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results in one-two weeks, depending on the concentration of formulation and wear time you select.zoom teeth whitening lamp

How does the Philips Zoom! In-office system work?
At a short appointment we will assess the teeth visible in your smile and ensure that they are suitable for whitening.
The Philips Zoom! light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, active oxygen enters the enamel and dentine, washing coloured substances out while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.

The Philips Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of up to eight shades.

How does the Philips Zoom! At-home system work?
At a short appointment we will assess the teeth visible in your smile and ensure that they are suitable for whitening. If so, we take a mould of your upper and lower teeth. These moulds are used to create casts which are in turn used to create trays that are custom-fitted to your teeth. At another short consultation you will be shown how to apply whitening gel to your teeth using the trays.

In the past you would have had to sleep with the trays in overnight but modern products are only required to be in contact with your teeth for just 1 hour a day.

Last Updated on 09/06/24 by Webmaster

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Stephanie K
Stephanie K
12 April 2022
Every visit to this clinic has been a pleasure, not something one would normally hear about the dentists, but I wanted to share my experience at Skin and Smiles, I almost look forward to the next visit. I took advantage of a first free consultation in which my options were outlined, and led onto several others for investigation, 3D scanning, Xrays, and discussions about what I wanted to achieve. Dr Murgai is honest in what can be achieved, is most detailed in his explanations of treatment and costs. His range of high-tech equipment is outstanding and it complements his professional skill and personable manner, along with his in-depth knowledge and consummate expertise has ensured each visit has been most beneficial. He explained each step of the process and allowed me several options with a full financial breakdown of costs and the honest expectation of the desired outcome. There was no pressure to chose the any particular options, the possibilities of what could be achieved and at what price was my choice and I’m so very pleased with the work. The team at this clinic are pleasant, professional and most importantly are friendly yet efficient; nothing is too much trouble. I always feel confident in their capacity to put me at my ease. The practice manager phones a couple of days after major works to enquire how I feel and I know that if there was a problem, their 24-hour support line is there if needed. I know they would accommodate me at very short notice, later the same day if needed. The team which surrounds Dr Murgai are wonderful, his practice manager, his dental nurses, his hygienist, and his laboratory technicians are superb and experts in their particular dental field. My teeth/gums have deteriorated over the years and whilst I’ve had treatment by other dentists over the years, it was time to seriously assess my long-term prospects. Dr Murgai took a holistic approach of my mouth, and we discussed the options available. This was reassuring and I didn’t feel as though I was just another customer. The different costs of alternative treatments were thoroughly explained in a treatment plan and I was given the choice of which of the packages I wanted. I’ve felt safe and reassured in every way since my first free consultation to my very soon to be completed transformation. I had contemplated going abroad for implants as the cost was less, I can emphatically state that having a local professional expert clinic was been the best option for me. I am so pleased I chose Skin and Smiles for my work; it’s been worth the investment. They are dedicated professionals and worthy of my utmost praise and recommendation.
Marian Moldovan
Marian Moldovan
8 February 2022
They have done a very good job, even though they have pulled my tooth out! A team that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Great job Skin & Smile 👏
Tony Dolente
Tony Dolente
15 December 2021
After searching for a while to find a decent dentist I found skin and smiles just by reading the reviews I knew I would be in safe hands ..and I was right , I had 4 very loose bottom teeth and I opted for implants , it was a very long journey for me as I started in February and only recently finished but it was well worth it, Dr Gulshan and all the staff were very professional and friendly from start to finish , and I will be continuing to use there service from now on , keep up the good work ... and thank you for all you done .. Wishing you all a very happy Xmas and a happy new year ... 🙂
Helen Hopping
Helen Hopping
2 August 2021
I went to skin and smiles as I had previously been unhappy with 2 other dentists and I was aware that I could be in danger of losing another tooth. I wanted one place to go to get everything sorted and not to have to look for a specialist for crowns, implants etc Very professional service and I was immediately made to feel at ease and I knew I had made the right choice I had to have a crown on a tooth that was cracked and this was all sorted within the same appointment, very impressive I also needed an implant and whilst this took several months from start to finish, I knew I was in good hands. I had a little discomfort which dissipated after a few days I am so pleased with how my teeth look and would definitely recommend them
Gembiczki Enikő
Gembiczki Enikő
5 July 2021
The best dental surgery in Watford and around I am more than happy to start my treatment with S&S. It was a long journey, but you made my treatment so relaxing. More than happy to go back any time. Friendly environment and kind people ready to help you.🤗 A big thank you to the team 🙏🏽
Kristina Taylor
Kristina Taylor
30 October 2020
I recently completed the process of a tooth implant which was rather lengthly as it also involved an extraction and bone graft. I cant recommend Dr Murgai and his team highly enough. Professional dentistry at its best. Thank you I am thrilled with the results Kind regards Kristina Taylor
Graham Smith
Graham Smith
21 October 2020
Just a few words to say thanks to Dr Murgai and all the team at Skin and Smiles post my treatment for a dental implant. Firstly I would like to echo the reviews from those who have reservations regarding dental treatment. As someone who is anxious with dental care I can say that my treatment was first class. I was completely put at ease by their care, communication and professionalism. In my case the treatment was complex, including an extraction, yet was carried out without causing me any discomfort or worry and I am extremely pleased with the quality of the work Dr Murgai has undertaken. Their surgery is modern and well equipped while the interior is well lit and comfortable. It really does put you at ease from the start. It is also within easy walking distance of Watford tube station. I thoroughly recommend this practice and would have no hesitation in returning in future should I require similar treatment.

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