Whiter Teeth: Are they Worth It?

In the UK, teeth whitening is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments and it’s not surprising why.  As we compare our smiles to the flawless smiles of Hollywood and become more aware of the need to keep ourselves healthy and youthful, our dull, stained teeth are one of the first things we notice.

Professional tooth whitening is becoming much more affordable and can bring many benefits to your appearance, health and confidence.  But, is it worth it?

First of all, let’s look at how the teeth whitening process works.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Professional teeth whitening describes the bleaching of teeth to lift stains and discolouration from the tooth surface, or enamel and in the process, lightening teeth by up to several shades.  Here at Southview Dental Care our procedure is simple, gentle and effective and will leave you with a smile you can be proud of.

Once we have determined whether or not you are suitable for teeth whitening, as it will not be for everybody, we’ll prepare a set of custom-made gel trays so you can begin the whitening process at home.  You simply apply the gel at home for 7-10 days, wearing the trays overnight, to lighten your teeth to the required shade. We’ll show you how to use the trays whilst you’re in the practice and if you have any questions we’ll be happy to answer them before or during your treatment.

Treatment will reduce the darkening and shading on your teeth caused by general ageing, smoking or consuming tea, coffee and red wine.  How long the new whiteness lasts will depend upon your lifestyle following the treatment, but if you look after your teeth well, it could last for several years.

Treatment at Southview Dental Care starts from £350 and to help you decide whether it is worth it or not, here’s some advice on whether teeth whitening is right for you:

Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

There are lots of aesthetic and psychological advantages to having whiter teeth, including:

If you’re still not sure whether teeth whitening is right for you or whether the changes will be worth it, why not speak to our team?  Call Southview Dental Practice on 01732 865021, send us your enquiry via email or ask at your next appointment.