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Smile Like a Champion With Professional Teeth Whitening

July 6th, 2018

By Battle Road Dental

It’s the summer of sport and this year it is certainly a big one, with the Football World Cup and Wimbledon already under way and the Tour de France about to start. As we watch the world’s greatest sportspeople and the many interviews around the events, it is hard not to notice the incredible smiles that some of these people have. But did you know that you too can have a beautiful shining white smile this summer – and you don’t have to be a sporting superstar to afford it! If you’ve been dreaming of a whiter smile, then read on to find out all you need to know.

Why choose teeth whitening?

Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us. Eating, speaking and smiling are all things we generally do in public, and if we are unhappy about the appearance of our teeth, we can become very self conscious and lose our confidence and sense of self-esteem. Unfortunately, it is natural for our teeth to lose their brightness and shine over time due to the food and drinks we consume as well as other factors such as smoking. Luckily, professional teeth whitening is a perfect way to safely and effectively restore the natural appearance of your teeth, leaving you feeling much more comfortable and confident with your appearance.

Is teeth whitening safe?

As long as the treatment is carried out under the supervision of a professional dentist, then teeth whitening is completely safe. There are DIY home kits available on the high street and online, however these are best avoided. Although kits that come from reputable sources such as well known pharmacies are not likely dangerous, the law restricts the strength of the active ingredients which they can contain. This means that they are rarely as effective as intended, leaving you out of pocket and dissatisfied.

It is recommended to avoid temptation to buy kits from sources such as online auction sites, as there is no guarantee that the chemicals included meet the UK clinical standards for safety.

When having your teeth whitened by a dentist, you will first have an examination to make sure that the treatment is suitable for you. The dentist will also ensure that the correct preparations are used, and will use specially prepared trays to make sure that only your teeth are exposed to the chemicals, helping to protect the gums.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

The active ingredient for most teeth whitening treatments is hydrogen peroxide. This chemical is used because it does more than simply eliminate surface staining – it breaks down the molecular bonds that cause staining both on and in your teeth. It is these stains that lie deeper in your enamel that cause most of the unsightly staining, but normal whitening toothpastes are unable to reach and eliminate them. Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is able to penetrate the enamel giving a far deeper cleaning effect for a much brighter smile.

A dentist will be able to discuss your expectations prior to the treatment to make sure that you know what results you can expect.

I’d like to have my teeth whitened – what do I do next?

Ready to restore your smile?, call the team at Battle Road Dental Practice in St Leonards on Sea today on  08443 879788 and we will be happy to book a teeth whitening consultation appointment with one of our experts. 

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