Having white teeth is something that we can all agree is desirable, but many of us do not really know how easy it is to achieve this look through teeth whitening treatments with your local dentist in Molesey.
We offer solutions both in our local practice as well as for you to take home, allowing a vast range of different needs to be met through this treatment. Our in-practice treatment takes only a short period of time, meaning that you can have a treatment done in your lunch break to prepare you for a night out later in the day.
The at-home treatment option is just as effective, however it takes longer because the solution has been diluted for safety reasons. You are provided with a tray to wear and generally, you apply the whitening gel to your custom-made tray and leave it on overnight.
Your dentist in Molesey will take a look at your smile before treatment commences so that we can determine the level and kind of staining or discolouration that has occured. This way, we are able to determine whether a standard whitening treatment is going to be effective for you, because some kinds of staining simply cannot be removed.
Most discolouration is a result of a build up over time of staining through food and drink that we consume. This is easily and effectively treated with a bleaching agent and a UV light to speed up the process.
However, medication, certain dental treatments and the thinning of the enamel caused by over brushing or age can also yellow your teeth. Don’t despair if these conditions are relevant to you, we have other solutions available that can have your pearly whites, pearly white again.
Any important factors to be aware of?
There certainly are. One of the most important considerations that your dentist in Molesey will discuss with you prior to treatment is aftercare. Especially the first 48 hours after you have had a whitening treatment, you must be vigilant and aware of what you eat and drink and how you care for your teeth.
This is because your teeth are particularly susceptible to staining at this time. They can also be a little sensitive, however this fades quickly and should not be a cause for great concern.
Do avoid eating or drinking products that can stain your teeth, especially during the first 48 hours after a treatment has been completed if you wish to retain great results. If you’re unsure what might stain your teeth, generally think about a white t-shirt and if the food or drink would stain this if it came in contact with it.
We will also take the time to talk to you about caring for your newly whitened teeth in the long term as well, because if you continue with appropriate cleaning with the right tools, such as a whitening toothpaste, you can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile for long periods of time.
Oral hygiene is necessary and frequently visiting a professional to clean your teeth can further ensure that teeth remain plaque free, cleaner and whiter.