As we go through our lives, our teeth lose their sparkle. You may once have had a bright white smile, but now your teeth are dull, stained, and discoloured.
A discoloured smile can make you self-conscious. You may feel embarrassed and avoid showing your yellowing teeth to the world.
Fortunately, your smile doesn’t have to stay this way forever. With professional whitening treatments, it’s possible to restore your smile, making your teeth look bright and healthy again.
Here are six things you need to know about teeth whitening.
Discoloured or stained teeth aren’t necessarily a sign that you don’t take care of your teeth. Just like your skin, your teeth are also covered in tiny pores. These pores absorb stains from the food and drink you consume.
Certain types of food and drink can leave marks on your teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, cola, dark fruits such as berries, and even spicy food can cause stains that won’t shift through brushing alone.
Teeth whitening uses professional-grade hydrogen peroxide to gently break down stains and restore your teeth to their natural colour. Enlighten teeth whitening can achieve a vita B1 shade, the most natural white possible.
Natural bright teeth don’t just look great — they give you the confidence to smile. You’ll love your new smile, and you’ll probably want to share it with the world.
Search online for teeth whitening options, and you’ll find many suggestions. Typical recommendations include whitening toothpaste, coconut oil, and shop-bought kits.
Whitening toothpaste has limited effectiveness. Although it can remove some stains, it doesn’t penetrate deep enough to make a big difference. Added to this, the abrasive ingredients used in these products can actually damage tooth enamel if overused.
Oil pulling using coconut oil might not cause harm, but there is little scientific evidence that it’s beneficial at all and the long-term effects are unknown.
Shop-bought whitening treatments, on the other hand, aren’t just ineffective; they’re also dangerous. Although levels of hydrogen peroxide are low, without custom whitening trays, you risk harming your mouth as the gel could cause burns and blisters.
Although we provide your whitening treatment, you can perform the treatment at home. We’ll give you a made-to-measure whitening tray where you’ll put the whitening gel. Then, you can wear the trays at home every night for around two weeks.
Whitening your teeth at home means you can relax as your smile gradually gets brighter. But you get the added security of support from us if you need it.
You might think that because your local beauty salon offers whitening treatments, this is classed as a professional procedure. It’s not. Salon workers are not trained or qualified. Worse still, they’re not even legally allowed to perform whitening treatments.
If you’re tempted by the price or convenience of a beauty salon whitening treatment, it’s essential to understand that because there are no custom whitening trays, the active ingredient could cause blisters or worse.
Both professional whitening treatments we offer are safe. Our dentists are trained and qualified to deliver the treatments, and we’ll talk you through everything you need to know about using the safe at-home whitening system.
We use Enlighten and Boutique whitening treatments, two industry-leading systems trusted by countless dental professionals.
Teeth whitening using Boutique and Enlighten can boost your confidence and give you a smile you’ll love.
To learn more about the fantastic benefits of teeth whitening at Kreate Dental, book your appointment today.
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