Have you ever stopped to consider just how good smiling makes you feel? It’s a great way to start your day too. However, what if your teeth are stained and yellow, do you find that you’re too embarrassed to smile for fear of others seeing?
If you feel like this, you’re certainly not alone. Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic treatments and here at Confidental Clinic we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you achieve a brighter, whiter smile in no time at all. If you wish your smile was as white as Holly Willoughby’s or Tom Cruise, then you’ve come to the right place! To give you a quick insight into how teeth whitening works, we’ve put together an infographic which makes for interesting reading, so please scroll down to learn more.
At Confidental Clinic we use a home whitening system which most of our patients prefer, because it’s convenient, affordable, and keeps them in control of their smile. This consists of custom made trays and whitening gel which you’ll use at home under our supervision. Most people can achieve teeth which are lighter by 8-10 shades, although everyone is different. Once you’ve achieved your desired shade then you simply stop using the gel.
Why teeth discolour
Only a lucky few are born with naturally bright white teeth and it’s perfectly normal for our teeth to become darker as we get older. Unfortunately lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking red wine, tea, and coffee, and our love for eating curry, all contribute to stained teeth.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent and the degree of whiteness achieved varies according to how badly the teeth are stained, the condition of the teeth, and the type of whitening treatment used. If you steer clear of the foods and drinks which stain your teeth then your smile will stay whiter for longer, even up to a year. However, if you need to top up your whiteness then you can simply purchase more whitening gel from us. Simple isn’t it!
Why professional teeth whitening is recommended
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for teeth whitening so it’s always best to seek advice from your dentist before undergoing any type of teeth whitening treatment. You may or may not know that only natural tooth enamel can be whitened, so in the event that you need any restorative work such as crowns, veneers, or fillings, then it’s best to get this done prior to teeth whitening.
DIY teeth whitening isn’t the same as professional teeth whitening carried out by your dentist and there are a couple of important points to consider.
- Power of the bleaching agent – Products such as teeth whitening toothpastes are abrasive and remove just surface stains and at most can lighten your teeth by one shade, since they contain no bleaching agents. Over the counter whitening products such as strips, gels, and trays usually contain less peroxide than a professional whitening treatment does, so the results often fail to live up to expectation.
- Over the counter trays are a ‘one size fits all’ method which can allow the whitening gel to seep through onto your gums or inside your mouth, making your mouth sore or causing nasty blisters. Professional home whitening kits, on the other hand, are custom made for each individual and not only maximise the contact of the gel in the tray with your teeth, but also minimises the gel’s contact with your gum tissue.
Teeth whitening can raise your confidence sky high and make you look and feel years younger. So if you’d like to find out more, then why not take advantage of the free consultation that we offer. You can book yours by calling us direct on 020 7801 9060 or get in touch using the contact form on our website at .
We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.