More and more people are choosing tooth whitening to improve their smile. It offers a quick and easy way to change the aesthetics of your teeth and get a smile that you love. Where tooth whitening toothpaste has failed, you can get guaranteed results with proper tooth whitening procedures. We offer tooth whitening to our patients using custom moulded dental trays that fit your teeth exactly. If you want to experience professional tooth whitening in the safe hands of your dentist, enquire about the treatment with us today.
What is Tooth Whitening?
As the name suggests, tooth whitening is the process of whitening your teeth. Many people feel that the natural colour of their teeth is too dark or their teeth have been stained by food, drink and other factors over the years. Tooth whitening involves using a solution with an active ingredient that bleaches the teeth. When you choose professional tooth whitening, the dentist will protect your gums before applying a whitening product in a dental tray. The active ingredient breaks down to allow oxygen into the tooth enamel and lightens the colour of the teeth.
Why choose Tooth Whitening?
If you have discoloured teeth, there are a few options you might consider to whiten them. Some people choose to have veneers applied if they want lighter teeth. However, for others, tooth whitening is the best choice. The effects of tooth whitening can last several years and will last longer if you avoid eating or drinking anything that could stain them, as well as smoking. Tooth whitening can help you to feel more confident about your smile and boost your overall confidence too. Professional tooth whitening with your dentist helps you to ensure you get the results you want with a safe process.
Types of Tooth Whitening
If you want to whiten your teeth, you can visit your dentist or you can whiten your teeth at home. Your dentist can also make you custom dental trays to take home with you.
Home whitening kits can be inexpensive and convenient. You can use them when you have the time, at your own convenience.They can include strips and whitening solutions that you paint on. However, there are a few issues to be aware of. They might not be as safe as a visit to your dentist, and they can be less effective too.
One type of tooth whitening with your dentist involves a few visits. The dental team will take impressions of your teeth and make a mouthguard. You will get custom dental trays that fit your teeth and protect your gums for applying the whitening solution. Your dentist will give you trays to take home, and you will use them for a week to four weeks.
Power whitening is another option, which is much faster. It can take around an hour to complete if you are a suitable candidate. It uses a light or laser to activate a gel that is applied to your teeth.
Visiting your dentist for tooth whitening is always best. You can ensure that you are in safe hands and that you will get more effective results. Make an enquiry on our website today to ask about tooth whitening.