Teeth Whitening Information Article Presented by Bristol Dental Practice
There’s a great deal of confusion that often surrounds the topic of teeth whitening. Although teeth whitening is a fantastic procedure that can brighten your yellow or faded teeth, there’s a lot of unnecessary concerns that are associated with teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a safe procedure that can be carried out by your dentist in which a hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth and shone upon with a specialist light to brighten the enamel of your teeth. In this article, we will discuss the various pieces of information that you will need to know about teeth whitening as well as discuss the concerns that you may have with teeth whitening procedures. If you require further teeth whitening information or if you are looking for the best teeth whitening in Bristol, enquire with Bristol Dental Practice using a contact form on our website or telephone directly now on: 01179 105 929
What is Teeth Whitening
As mentioned, teeth whitening is used to remove stains or yellowness from your teeth. There’s a series of substances, food and drinks that can cause your teeth be stained such as smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee or red wine. Your teeth may also naturally turn yellow over time or they may become stained due to not looking after them properly. Everyone should be able to get a perfect white smile and this is easily achievable with a teeth whitening procedure that is safe and highly effective. There’s a lot of stories in which unsafe teeth whitening procedures are carried out (as hydrogen peroxide in high concentrations can be dangerous.) These procedures however are often carried out by unqualified individuals (as you must be a fully qualified dentist and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) to be allowed to legally offer the procedure.) Do not ever accept a teeth whitening procedure offered from an individual or company that is not a registered dentist as this could be highly dangerous and is illegal.
Carrying out the Teeth Whitening Procedure
The teeth whitening procedure involves an examination of your teeth prior to the teeth whitening process. This assesses the structure of your teeth as well as determining your suitability for the procedure. Visiting a hygienist is also a great way to prepare for the procedure as you are able to remove surface stains before the procedure which can improve the effectiveness for teeth whitening. For the procedure offered at Bristol Dental Practice, we utilise a revolutionary teeth whitening procedure (the Zoom! In-surgery teeth whitening system.) The procedure begins with a short preparation stage which isolates the lips and gums before the gel solution is applied to your teeth. This is then activated by a specially designed light making teeth typically 6 shades whiter although you can get even whiter results than this. In most cases, your teeth will get even whiter after the first few days of having the procedure carried out. The light gently penetrates the teeth in which deep stains and discolouration are removed. The procedure is painless however some may experience mild sensitivity after the teeth whitening procedure is carried out.
Aftercare when Having a Teeth Whitening Procedure
There’s aftercare that you will need to carry out after having your teeth whitened to maintain the best results. It’s important to maintain regular teeth cleaning habits such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing your teeth. If you are experiencing sensitivity that last an extended period of time then it’s best to seek the advice of your dentist or to stop carrying out teeth whitening procedures for a while so that your teeth can recover. Using a tooth sensitive toothpaste can relieve the pain that is experienced from tooth sensitivity. You can also chew gum which has been found to reduce the pain or discomfort from tooth sensitivity. With proper maintenance, you can maintain the whiteness of your teeth for longer, leaving you with a pearly white smile. Avoiding food, drinks and substances that stain your teeth will also prolong the whiteness of your teeth after a teeth whitening procedure. For more information on teeth whitening or if you are looking for teeth whitening near me in Bristol, enquire with Bristol Dental Practice today or telephone now on: 01179 105 929