17 May Teeth Whitening
Known to be the number one cosmetic enhancer in the UK, teeth whitening has taken the country by storm. Millions of people are seeking ways to improve their smile and many are finding solace in the beauty of pearly white teeth.
Celebrities all over the world have sought out the top dentists in the industry to beautify their smile with bright whites, spending A LOT of money in the process. This has caused much hype and talk about teeth whitening among all of us, and many have undergone treatment in order to attain the perfect smile.
But what is really involved in teeth whitening? And what do you need to consider before embarking on such an endeavour?
Well, let us at Braintree Dental Studio walk you through a few important things to consider before embarking on the tooth whitening process.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is, in essence, a cosmetic procedure used to lighten – or whiten – your teeth. The process involves the bleaching of your teeth using a whitening agent that contains hydrogen peroxide.
If you’re like most, drinking tea, coffee, and red wine are moulded into your diet; these are just some of the things that stain our teeth, day in, day out. Over time, the enamel of our teeth gradually “picks up” the grit and grime from these foods and liquids, causing significant staining. Therefore, many have sought out practitioners (mainly dentists) who will offer them advice and even whiten their teeth for them.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
The short answer is: YES. Whitening your teeth will not induce harm at all if it is carried out by a registered dental professional.
The British Dental Association (BDA) can testify to the fact that teeth whitening is of no harm when carried out by the professionals, but they strongly warn against those who practice teeth whitening without being dentally registered.
For safe, healthy teeth whitening treatment, you must always seek out a professional dental practice in order to get the best results without harming your teeth.
The Truth About Teeth Whitening
While many have received professional treatment and are happy with the results, there are still some truths that anyone contemplating teeth whitening need to be aware of.
Despite what you may see on the news or read in glossy magazines, teeth whitening — when not administered by a professional dentist — can often turn into something rather ugly.
There have been many cases in the UK itself where untrained and unqualified practitioners have practised tooth whitening illegally, causing a lot of damage to patients’ teeth and gums in the process. According to the General Dental Council (GDA), there are still unqualified and untrained people who place teeth whitening in their list of services, even though they are not registered as a dental practitioner.
Therefore, it is vital that anyone seeking to restore the natural whiteness of their teeth must consult a dental professional at a clinic that undergoes teeth whitening services. That way, they can ensure that the treatment they receive will not harm or hinder their teeth in any way and they will be receiving the best care they could gain from a trusted dental professional.
What to Consider Before Whitening Your Teeth
At Braintree Dental Studio, we encourage all to research the practice they wish to go to in order to receive successful treatment. We highly recommend consulting with the dentists first before booking yourself in for a course of treatment to find out what will work best for your teeth.
It’s important to know the who, what, and where of your treatment before taking the leap, so make sure you do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions and explore exactly what is involved. After all, it’s your teeth and your smile.
Teeth Whitening For You
At Braintree Dental Studios, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best solutions for our patients, including those who wish to brighten their smile by whitening their teeth. Tooth whitening is, in fact, the most demanded service that we provide, and we receive praise from our patients after rewarding them with the smile they’ve always wanted. We use enlighten smiles products the best and most effective whitening systems available to dentists. It gives great results and patients love it.
Providing safe and cost-effective treatment, we will lift your smile and make you show it off to all around you. Because we understand how important it is for you to be able to smile with confidence,
we will help you take care of your teeth by explaining what to do post-treatment so you can have bright pearly whites all the time – this is super important.
Come and see for yourself! Give us a call and see whether we can offer you the services you need to get your smile back on track. You deserve it so go on; invest in yourself and your smile.