Some of us do not have the time to undergo lengthy cosmetic dental treatments in order to obtain the smile that we desire. Should it be a major treatment, such as veneers or teeth straightening, then of course we take time out of our busy schedules to ensure that we are available to make these drastic changes to our smile.
For smaller treatments however, by being able to do the treatment at home yourself, there is a great advantage meaning you do not need to spend time in the practice unnecessarily.
Teeth whitening is a very popular and successful procedure. Many patients enjoy whitening their teeth before a special occasion or simply to make them feel more confident with their smile.
Your dentist in Marylebone is able to determine whether your smile is suitable for teeth whitening. We take a look at the condition of your teeth and determine the level of staining they each have. Staining can be from a number of things and some people’s teeth just tend to discolour much easier than others.
A trip to the hygienist may be recommended in order to obtain ideal results. Some discolouration can be due to a build-up of plaque and the harder-to-remove tartar. Only with specialised tools can we, your dentist in Marylebone remove these coatings and reveal the healthy white teeth underneath.
After a scale and polish, many of our patients find that their teeth appear to be brighter and whiter simply from this. By adding a teeth whitening treatment shortly after this procedure, the results can be astounding.
Teeth are stained by certain foods and drinks, smoking and other lifestyle habits. These stains can generally be removed with the use of a bleaching agent that is applied to the outer surface of your teeth. Other discolourations from dental procedures may not be able to be removed and a porcelain veneer may be offered by us to protect and cover up the tooth in question.
What happens if it is deemed OK for me to proceed?
Should we believe that we can make a significantly positive change to the colour of your teeth, then we will create a custom-made tray for you so that the bleaching agent is able to be applied to every surface of your teeth evenly.
You can choose whether you want to have the treatment done by us in the practice or you can take another version that is specifically designed for home use home with you. You can use the at home whitening kit overnight as it is a diluted version of the bleaching agent that we use in practice.
The effects are the same, it is just the amount of time that you can safely leave the whitening gel on your teeth that is the difference.
After you have completed your teeth whitening experience, we often suggest to our patients that you consider using a whitening toothpaste. The elements in the toothpaste consistently remove stains, allowing you to enjoy your pearly white smile for longer. Whatever you decide, come and speak to your dentist in Marylebone for the best advice.