For many of us looking to improve our self-esteem, a bright and courageous smile can be a big confidence booster. Teeth whitening can provide us with a smile that can grant us a younger and healthier looking appearance. But with so many teeth whitening treatments available, how can you know which is best for you?
High street solutions can be very damaging and put your teeth at risk, so when considering teeth whitening, your best option is to book a consultation with a dental professional. Always make sure you know exactly who is completing the treatment, if they are qualified and that the correct equipment and procedures are being used.
At Southview Dental Care we offer effective teeth whitening and first class aftercare:
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and high-in-demand treatments available for a brighter smile. Being an easy, gentle and convenient treatment, teeth whitening can be the best solution for stubborn stains.
Even better, our teeth whitening treatment can be completed in the comfort of your own home. Our team will prepare a set of custom-made gel trays and demonstrate how to use them. This includes a thin mouthguard, to ensure the whitening gel reaches every corner of your teeth.
This specialist gel will need to be routinely applied for 7-10 days at home, while wearing your gel trays overnight. While the treatment is in progress and for a few days after, you may experience increased sensitivity which will soon disappear.
With the right care, teeth whitening can provide long-lasting results for years to come. However, this does not mean you can skip on brushing twice a day and following your dentist’s advice!
Many people may think of veneers as a teeth straightening treatment. However, veneers are also effective at disguising stained teeth for a glowing smile. During your first appointment, your dentist will create a mould of your teeth to be made into a custom veneer. Once this step is complete, your dental practioner will fit your temporary veneers and fix them in place with a specialist dental adhesive.
Veneers may last for years, but to ensure lasting results, it is important to book regular appointments with a hygienist and maintain an excellent oral health routine.
Healthy Diet Changes
A handful of food and drinks are prone to staining your teeth. Foods such as tomatoes, curry, balsamic vinegar and berries are just a few of those, as well as coffee and cigarettes.
A healthy diet and discarding bad habits can maintain good oral hygiene and protect your teeth from unwanted stains. Continue to enjoy your favourite foods, but be careful if you want to keep your smile shining. To significantly improve your smile’s appearance, continue to brush twice daily and consume water and other drinks.
Remember that flossing can clean away plaque build-up, which can clog your gumline and cause staining. Specialist stain removing toothpaste is also available for added protection.
Book Your Appointment Today
Healthy teeth whitening is all about finding a safe solution, so always receive treatment from your dental practice and avoid high-street solutions. This not only allows a whiter smile, but teeth which are happy and healthy.
Take the first step into teeth whitening by booking your consultation today.