If you are dreaming of a whiter smile, your dentist can make it a reality. Teeth whitening is a simple solution that can immediately improve the colour of your teeth and boost your self-confidence.
A reason to go for whiter teeth
Despite what media images might tell us, in fact very few people have teeth which are white. Teeth change colour with time, not only with age but also with our intake of food and fluids. The worst offenders are coffee, red wine, dark berries and highly spiced foods, as well as smoking. Some medications may also have an impact.
If you’re looking forward to a special occasion, you will no doubt want to look your best. Your dental surgery team will help you, ensuring that your teeth are clean and free from the build up of calculus which can make your teeth look yellow.
If you simply want to be able to smile with more confidence, that’s a good enough reason to want to try teeth whitening.
Your smile is unique and very personal to you. Our team at Boutique understands this. Prior to your whitening treatment, any stains on your teeth will be removed professionally using a high-spec air polisher. Water and air pressure are used to remove tartar and gently buff your teeth’s surfaces. This is necessary because it allows the whitening product to achieve the correct and even shade for your teeth.
After examination and discussion with you, our dentist will provide a whitening treatment to use at home, although the treatment is tailored to your unique smile. First an impression of your teeth and jaw is taken, in surgery, to custom-make a tray for your mouth that will be crucial to your success. Then, from the comfort of your home and making sure you follow the instructions given to you at your dental surgery, the whitening begins.
If you follow the recommended oral hygiene regime and stay clear of the causes of your staining, your treatment should last into years, although there are no guarantees as there are other influences which might impact on the colour of your teeth.
How you can help
- Avoid, or keep to a minimum, foods like curry and berries, and beverages such as coffee and red wine that are known to stain teeth.
- Have a glass of water or rinse your mouth out within thirty minutes of eating.
- Plaque attracts stains, so keep brushing and flossing regularly to remove any build up.
- Use a tooth whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, but be cautious about the mouthwash because some mouthwashes can cause dehydration of your teeth.
- Visit your dental hygienist for a scale and polish at the frequency recommended by your dentist.
Contact your dentist today to make an appointment for a consultation.