Your teeth can become discoloured over time because of certain foods and drinks that cause staining, as well as some habits like smoking. They can also start to look duller as you age. Are your yellow or somewhat brown teeth making you feel self-conscious about smiling? You are not alone—and you don’t have to live that way. West Road Dental Practice offers teeth whitening treatment to enhance your smile and give you a boost of confidence.
An Oakham dentist can walk you through different treatment options, including professional and DIY or take-home teeth whitening. Keep reading to learn more and to find out which one might be the best option for you.
Teeth whitening procedure removes deep and surface stains from the teeth to restore them to their natural shade, or possibly much whiter, depending on the formulation or type of whitening agent used.
Professional teeth whitening is done by the dentist in their office. Also known as ‘chairside whitening,’ it involves solutions or products like a whitening gel, which is used with UV light to cause a chemical reaction that speeds up the process. At West Road Dental Practice, we use Zoom! light by Phillips and the procedure typically makes stained teeth up to eight shades lighter. Because it provides fast whitening, it can be practical if you want to whiten your teeth in time for a special occasion.
Home teeth whitening is done at your own leisure. However, it is advisable to get a professional home whitening kit from an Oakham dentist to make sure that it is effective and safe. A dentist can customize the tray by taking impressions of your teeth on your first appointment. On your second visit, you can get the tray and the whitening gel. You should be able to see improvements on the shade of your teeth in 10 to 14 days.
When it comes to teeth whitening treatment, there is actually no one-size-fits-all approach. It’s best to consult with an experienced Oakham dentist for answers, which will depend on your personal goals, the severity of the staining, and the overall condition of your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening treatment might seem expensive at first, but it’s usually cheaper over the long term especially if the dentist uses a high-grade and professional standard whitening solution. If you take care of your teeth, you won’t have to keep spending on over-the-counter whitening solutions anymore. Costs will vary from one dentist to another, so be sure to get a quote from trusted practices.
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