Nicer looking teeth for the warmer months ahead.
There is no doubt that having healthy teeth and gums is the most important thing as far as dentists and patients are concerned.
Once this has been achieved though, and an ongoing plan to keep it that way is in place, why not take a look at some of the cosmetic dental treatments that we have on offer?
One of the most popular of these is our teeth whitening procedure, and at this time of the year, it is a great way to get your teeth looking brighter and whiter for the sunnier months ahead.
Scale and polish
Before we discuss the teeth whitening treatment that we provide at our Clapham dental practice, it is worth mentioning a side benefit of the scale and polish procedure that is carried out by the dental hygienist here at the Confidental Clinic. This treatment is essential for making sure that teeth and gums are free of hardened bacteria (tartar or calculus), but as a side effect of this treatment, the cleaning also removes some of the staining from your teeth. This is a good place to start, not only to have healthy teeth and gums, but to discover the natural colour of your teeth once any staining has been removed.
Take home teeth whitening
Unfortunately, it is not only surface staining which can discolour the teeth, making them appear dull and older looking. As we get older, the inner section of our teeth starts to darken and this then shows through the translucent enamel, giving them a duller appearance. No amount of surface cleaning will touch this part of the tooth and a professional whitening is necessary if you want to improve the colour.
In order to customise the treatment for each individual, we will ask you to attend a consultation where we can discuss the level of whiteness that you are hoping to achieve and also examine your mouth for any issues that may need to be treated first. At this appointment, should you decide to go ahead, we will also take impressions of your teeth to ensure that the special whitening trays are a good fit.
As you will need to wear the trays containing the whitening gel, for a few hours a day, for a couple of weeks or so, it is important that they are a comfortable fit. Also that they will not leak any of the whitening gel, as this could potentially cause irritation to the soft tissues of your mouth. The whitening effect takes place gradually, and although you may not see the full results for a couple of weeks, you will start to notice a gradual improvement after a few days. This appeals to some patients as it means that people around them will not see a major difference overnight, from a dull yellow to a bright white.
A bright white smile is attractive, not only to yourself, but to those around you. With Spring just around the corner, and maybe a livelier social life ahead, why not pop along to the Confidental Clinic in Clapham and let us show you how we can help you to have a fantastic looking smile.
You can call our practice on St John’s Road today on 020 7801 9060.