‘Your smile is so beautiful!’ How long has it been since you’ve heard these words? More significantly, how long has it been since you thought that yourself when you looked in the mirror? It is possible to lighten the colour of your teeth for a brighter smile with a teeth whitening procedure. Teeth whitening used to be a luxury treatment only for the rich and famous, but in recent years it has blossomed into a much more everyday service, available to all our patients at Treeline Dental Care. Over time, the ageing process, smoking, or certain foods and drinks can cause teeth to become discoloured and lose their natural dazzle.
The benefits of teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to improve your appearance and this is mainly the reason why people usually choose to have this form of cosmetic dentistry in London Bridge. Having a beautiful smile is now within the reach of anybody who wants it. Looking good very often influences how people feel about themselves. Therefore, teeth whitening can also improve your self-confidence. Teeth whitening can also increase the perception of your own attractiveness.This is another great reason why it has become a hot trend in modern society.
It has become the most popular cosmetic treatment for teeth, because it is a fast and affordable option.One of the biggest advantages of teeth whitening is that, when it is done properly,it does not have any harmful side effects on your teeth. Teeth in need of whitening are not necessarily in any kind of disorder; it can be that they are stained from tobacco, red wine or caffeine.
Is teeth whitening safe?
The British Dental Health Foundation states that if carried out by a trained and regulated dental professional, there is very little risk associated with teeth whitening. Tempting though over-the- counter remedies maybe, the trays used aren’t custom-made for your teeth and so there is a risk that the whitening gel will leak onto your gums, causing irritation.
Aftercare is important. In the days after your treatment, you will need to make sure your newly whitened teeth stay white. This involves cutting down on the activities that caused the discolouration in the first place, such as drinking strongly coloured foods and smoking.
Professional teeth whitening versus home whitening.
A lot of people prefer over-the- counter treatments and homemade remedies because they are less expensive than professional treatments. Over-the- counter whitening treatments come in different forms – toothpastes, strips, gels and mouth rinses are the most common.Over-the- counter whitening products involve certain risks. Without dental supervision, you are likely to overuse them or cause damage to your teeth and gums. Plus, if your teeth are not aligned, you will have a difficult time making these products work for you. Patients with crooked teeth find that using over-the- counter trays to whiten their teeth does not produce the same results as professional teeth whitening.
On the other hand, professional teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective because they are supervised by a dentist. Professional teeth whitening products also contain a higher concentration of bleaching agents than over-the- counter products, for quicker and safer teeth whitening either at home or in the dental practice.