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As you have most certainly noticed in your local supermarket, Easter is coming. As well as an important event in the Christian calendar, Easter is also traditionally a time for new beginnings, new life and, of course, spring cleaning. What better time than now than to get into your dentist and put a breath of new life into your smile?
Most of us have a spring in our step and a smile on our face when spring finally comes and the sun begins to shine with a little warmth. However, if you are no longer happy with the colour of your teeth, the chances are you’ll instead be self-conscious and constantly looking for ways to avoid smiling. You may have even caught yourself covering your face with your hand when speaking. No matter how much you want to take a selfie with your new spring wardrobe, you just can’t bear to see your teeth on camera.
Sound like you? Don’t stress – with professional tooth whitening you can get that smile back on your face and the spring back in your step in just a few days.
Before beginning a tooth whitening treatment, your dentist will conduct an examination to ensure that you are suitable. The majority of people can safely undergo tooth whitening. However, your health is of the utmost importance to your dentist and this step is essential to ensure the process is completely safe. Your dentist will then make an impression of your teeth and mould a tray that is perfectly fitted to your unique tooth line. This means that the bleaching gel will have close contact with the surfaces of your teeth, whilst at the same time prevent it from prolonged contact with your gums. This allows you to obtain the maximum effectiveness.
After an initial application with the supervision of your dentist, you will continue the process at home for the number of sessions specified by your dentist. After a few days, you will see your smile restored to its natural shade of white.
Yes, you can order a DIY tooth whitening kit online and give it a go. The majority of people find this to be ineffective, leaving them disappointed and frustrated. There are several reasons why it is far better to get your teeth whitening performed by a dentist. Firstly, there is the safety aspect as described previously. Because a dentist will mould the trays to be an exact fit, your teeth will also be much more effectively exposed to the gel, and your gums will be protected at the same time. Most importantly, the strength of the solution that your dentist will use is far stronger than anything available off the shelf.
Tooth whitening usually uses a bleaching agent known as Carbamide Peroxide. Whilst a dentist will use a solution of up to 43% hydrogen peroxide, a home kit typically contains between 10 – 20%, meaning the results are highly limited in comparison.
Here at Wickersley Dental and Implant Clinic in Rotherham, we offer tooth whitening treatments from just £385 – with an extra 10% discount available to our dental plan members. To book an appointment now, contact us online here or call us today on Rotherham 01709 543033.