Teeth whitening is all the rage, but for best results have the procedure done professionally by your dentist.
There are hundreds of whitening toothpastes and home teeth whitening kits on the market, which all work pretty well if you only have minor discolouration. However, if you want a more thorough, effective and long-lasting job done, then it’s worth paying the extra money to have the procedure carried out by a professional.
There are whitening procedures that are only available in the dental surgery and, unsurprisingly, these are the ones that use the strongest chemicals and produce the best results. A lot of these in-office treatments need you to do some of the work at home, so you have to be prepared to put in the time and effort to get that dazzling white smile you have always dreamed of.
In the past, the most common way of whitening your teeth was to apply a chemical paste, usually containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide over a period of time, which would eventually lighten the colour of the stained enamel. Now there are more hi-tech treatments available at the dentist, which are usually quicker and often produce brighter smiles.
Laser whitening is one of the most popular new treatments. During this procedure, the bleaching product is painted onto your teeth before being exposed to a laser. This speeds up the whole process and is said to make teeth up to five or six shades lighter. Something worth considering if your teeth are severely discoloured thanks to years of smoking or too many cups of coffee.
Although home kits are cheaper, going to the dentist assures you that the equipment used is safe and is being applied properly. Your dentist will also be able to check the teeth whitening is suitable for you, rather than you wasting your time and money on something that will not work in your case. Some beauty salons and even tanning shops are now starting to offer teeth whitening. Professional whitening at a dental surgery is the only way to guarantee the best results, safely.
If you think your pearly whites are looking a bit pearly grey and could do with some brightening up, contact your local dentist in Chiswick to discuss teeth whitening options.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
020 8567 4344
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