Is Teeth Whitening for You?

Woman dental check up comparing teeth color

As we age, it is only natural that our teeth may get more yellow and stained over time, especially if we enjoy drinking coffee or red wine. We all want to look our best and nothing knocks the confidence like discoloured teeth, so getting your teeth lightened a shade or two could be just the ticket to that smile that you want to regain!

Teeth whitening is obtained from bleaching the teeth to lighten them and there are a number of various options that are on offer with which to brighten your beaming smile. These options include DIY home teeth bleaching kits, but these must be used only after speaking to a dental professional, as these treatments should be used with utmost caution.

How to keep your smile beaming

The best and safest way to get your teeth lightened is by a dental professional, because they know how the procedure works best and they will be able to guide you on your brightening journey from start to finish.

Whether you want to have a Hollywood smile or you just want to have teeth a few shades lighter, your dentist will be able to give you advice. Most dentists offer two types of whitening procedures, the first way is to have your pearly whites made brighter whilst you are sat in the dental chair. A barrier is placed over your gums and lips, to protect them, and then the whitening gel is put on your teeth. The bleaching process takes about an hour and is activated by a lamp which is placed over your teeth.

The second way is home whitening, this is where your dentist will get a plastic mould made specifically fitted to the shape of your mouth and teeth and then you can place the whitening gel in this overnight at home yourself. You will start to see your teeth whitening after around two weeks, but many people start to see a difference in just a few days.

Always speak to your dentist about brightening your teeth as tooth bleaching can make teeth a little sensitive initially and sometimes, when used incorrectly, home kits can lead to burnt gums.

And smile!

Woman smiling close up

Nobody wants to be self-conscious of yellow teeth, it is such a shame to suffer in silence when all the help you need, and more, can be given to you from your local dentist.

Your dentist will see you and your teeth safely through the whitening journey and ultimately to the arrival of your final destination of ‘White Smile Utopia’.

The benefits of lighter teeth know no bounds, they can make you appear younger as the eyes are drawn away from issues like wrinkles when faced with a bright smile, they will enhance your appearance and boost your confidence and they will make you friendlier as you gain confidence and smile more easily.

A big white smile, a happier face and more confidence is what you will end up with – it’s a no-brainer!


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