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Do I need teeth whitening?

25th October 2016

Do I need teeth whitening?

There are a number of reasons why you might choose to have teeth whitening in North London. Our teeth vary in colour, and they also start to lose whiteness as we get older. Modern day indulgences such as coffee, red wine and smoking also speed up the discolouration of our teeth, which is why teeth whitening is becoming so popular. Very few people have brilliant white teeth naturally, but more and more people are on a quest for the perfect smile, which is why teeth whitening has seen such a surge in demand.

What does teeth whitening involve?

Professional bleaching is the most common method of teeth whitening in North London. Your dentist will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will carry it out if you are. First the dental team will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums to protect them. They will then apply the whitening product to your teeth, using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a mouth guard.

The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. A light is applied to your teeth and as the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter, or to appear ‘whiter’.

How long does teeth whitening in North London take?

You will most likely need two or three visits to the dentist. The mouth guard will need to be made first, and impressions for this will be taken at the first appointment. Once you have started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, for 30 minutes to one hour at a time.

Teeth whitening in North London is a very popular practice, so if you think it might be for you, simply call Denchic today and we will be able to book you in to see our friendly dentist who can then talk you through your options. You could be just a few steps away from a brighter, whiter shade of teeth.

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