Teeth Whitening Reading
Teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular as more people want to have brighter, whiter teeth and present a bright smile to the world. Tea, coffee, or a glass of red wine can take their toll on the colour of your teeth, as can eating food with strong flavourings, such as curries, and smoking can also darken teeth. Fortunately, teeth whitening procedures can quickly repair much of the damage that has been done.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening involves using a bleaching agent on your teeth to make them lighter. Although it cannot make your teeth brilliant white it can lighten the existing colour by several shades. Only natural teeth respond to tooth whitening (veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants cannot be whitened).
Who Can Do Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist.Some beauty salons may offer illegal teeth whitening. Unless there is dental professional present this may permanently damage your teeth and put your oral health at risk.While you can purchase DIY home teeth whitening kits these can also be risky. Some home kits do not contain strong enough whitening agents to be effective as those that can be used by a qualified dentist such as myself. Besides, if a dental professional isn’t doing the whitening, the tray provided may not fit properly and may allow some of the bleaching gel to leak out onto your gums and into your mouth. This can cause blistering and sensitivity.
What Happens During Teeth Whitening?
I will take impressions of your teeth to make custom made bespoke trays. On the next appointment I will ensure the trays fit correctly and give you oral and written instructions on the use of the gel.Using the whitening trays at home, you apply the gel regularly for a specified period of time, usually over two to four weeks. For home teeth whitening I use either 6% Hydrogen Peroxide gel which is to be used for 1 hour per day or 10/16% carbamide peroxide to be used overnight.
Can You Do Teeth Whitening At Your Practice?
Due to EU regulations the strongest solution available for whitening is 6 % Hydrogen Peroxide. This means in office whitening may be slightly unpredictable and I consider home whitening to be very cost effective.
How Long Will My Teeth Stay White After a Whitening Procedure?
The degree of whitening varies from patient to patient, greyer teeth can take longer to respond. Tooth whitening is not permanent; the whitening process will need to be repeated every 12 – 18 months to keep your teeth at the shade you desire. The best way to maintain the colour is to whiten the teeth for 1-2 days every few months.
How Do I Book a Teeth Whitening Consultation?
Simply give me a call
and we can arrange a suitable appointment at a convenient time.To find out more about teeth whitening
follow the link to Wikipedia.I also consult, match and fit dental veneers in Reading