“A smile is the best make-up a girl can wear!”
I have always been told, that I smile and laugh a lot! I guess, it is because I generally am a happy person – but also because I believe in the words, given to us by Mother Theresa: “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person – a beautiful thing!” I mean, if you think about it – all people smile in the same language, (which is kind of great, when you live in London, with so many different cultures and nationalities!)
I have a friend, who never smiles on photos. I once asked her why, and she said that she hated her teeth! I have never had any severe issues with my teeth. They are not perfect, but they are not bad either. Being an ex-smoker and loving my tea, they could however be a bit more white, so I was more than happy, when I was invited to have a Philips Zoom treatment in newly opened luxury dental clinic “American Smile” in Chelsea
Before taking you to the 1st floor for my treatment, I just wanted to show you this amazing waiting room for kids!!! Have you ever seen anything like this? If you child fears the dentist, this should be the cure!
Happy Kids Dental Clinic is a family-owned and award-winning paediatric dental practice with an established clinic in London Marylebone. It is the top choice for parents who want to provide their kids with the best paediatric dental care. I will most certainly take Clara here!
The waiting room at the first floor! I was stunned by the beauty of this clinic! The spa-like atmosphere, the ultra-clean environment and classical music makes you feel that you have just entered a real Hollywood Clinic. I loved it! I was warmly welcomed…
– and taken on a tour… Isn’t this just a gorgeous clinic? From the moment you enter American Smile, you just know, that you will be given a premium quality dental treatment!
Meet Dr. Italo Carpes Moraes – my new dentist guru!
What I really, really like about Dr. Moraes is, that he works to promote good, oral health and natural looking smiles. He spent A LOT of time explaining how important it is NOT to concentrate on the teeth only, but also on the gums!
If you think, that you are here for a quick treatment, you are wrong! The team are very caring! I had an x-ray and a full check-up, where Dr. Moraes showed me in details how I should brush my teeth
Bonus-info: I found out, that I brush my teeth wrongly, and miss the inside of the teeth archs. Also flossing is something, that most people tend to forget (myself included). A shame as it is actually essential and more important than cleaning out food. One must focus on cleaning out bacteria instead (I became so clever listening to his advice! And a bit in chock about never having been told this by previous dentists!!!)
Preparing for Philips Zoom
Philips Zoom is a teeth whitening system, ideal for anyone looking for immediate whitening results. Zoom whitening is proven to be safe and effective – and can only be performed by a professional. The entire whitening procedure takes about an hour to complete (and then you bring home a kit, that you need to use up to 2 weeks after)
I know – it is not a pretty sight – but there is no way around it if you want a custom-fitted whitening tray
Clever isn’t it?
Thumbs up from Dr. Moraes!
The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. I know… This will not be my next Facebook profile picture!
Then Dr Moraes applied the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. This works together with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discolouration. The gel remains in place for 12 minutes while the light is activated. During this time, I could relax, watch TV or listen to music. (The gel is applied for four 12-minutes sessions of light activation, for a total treatment time of 48 minutes)
I know that it looks a bit scary – but honestly, it wasn’t…
The team was there all of the time taking good care of me and asking if I was ok. It was completely painless. The only thing that annoyed me was, that I couldn’t talk! (I am curious by nature, so I ask a lot of questions!)
I was super happy with the results! (Now all I need is an Invisalign treatment to straighten out my teeth!)
Please keep in mind that I am not done with my treatment yet. I was given a Zoom home-use touch-up kit that included my custom-fitted whitening trays. This can be used up to 2 weeks after first treatment
Bonus-info: To help maintain the whitening effects of your treatment it worth considering avoiding certain foods and beverages (tea, coffee, red wine, cola, etc.)
I will update this blog with more photos of the final results. For more information please go to American Smile Clinic webpage
I was gifted with the Philips Zoom treatment. All opinions are as always my own!