Anyone who doesn’t have a shiny bright smile is often reminded of it when they look at the mirror, but then we wonder what we can do about it? At Smile Clinic London, we simplify the process of teeth whitening for you. Keep up with this post to know more about this technique.
Does tooth whitening home remedies work?
Most conventional toothpaste that claims they can whiten your teeth incorporate baking soda as an active component. This is owed to its natural whitening capabilities, which originate from its abrasive capacity to help wipe away surface stains on teeth. Researches have proven time, and again that baking soda does have an unexpected cleansing effect on our teeth. That’s why it’s even one of the common home treatments for whitening your teeth. You can brush your teeth with baking soda, but you should do so responsibly. It could damage your gums if you scrub it on them. A rule of thumb for measurement in this remedy is using one teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of water. Dip your brush in the solution and brush the yellowest parts first. Don’t repeat this more than a couple of times per week.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Home remedies can be a good solution for short term or emergency teeth whitening before a party, but they will never replace professional teeth whitening. In this method, the dentist first applies a gel to the surface of the teeth, which is then activated by shining an LED light on it, thoroughly entering the tooth to eliminate deep stains. This is a one-off treatment, but maybe an exhaustive treatment: patients have to be comfortable with prolonged exposure to bright lights.
At Smile Clinic London, we employ ZOOM Whitening as our professional teeth whitening solution – the most efficient whitening method Wellington has to offer. We also provide the option of take-away whitening trays. You can use them overnight, and they take more time to show results.
What’s in the Bleaching Products found online?
Hydrogen peroxide is the main component in teeth whiteners commonly found online or available at dental clinics or drugstores.
The bleaching chemicals you may receive from a dentist are significantly more potent than those purchased over-the-counter or online. Whiteners used by dentists may include as much as 35 per cent to 45 per cent peroxide, whereas store-bought whitening kits like teeth whitening strips or trays typically have just 7 per cent peroxide. Other dental-dispensed and OTC whiteners constituents include glycerin, carbopol, sodium hydroxide, and flavourings.
Am I Eligible for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a risk-free treatment suitable for most people, but it may cause some issues in some instances. It is best reserved for mild discolouration cases. But certain forms of discolouration cannot be remedied by whitening procedures, and specific dental or medical issues may diminish the chances teeth whitening will work for you. Some of these cases are:
- Porcelain dental prosthetics and bonded teeth, especially in front teeth. This synthetic material doesn’t allow for the same chemical reaction and therefore don’t respond to the treatment. If your prosthetics have been stained, you will have better luck replacing them. You may need new crowns or veneers if you want these teeth to seem whiter
- Dark stained teeth, or teeth with a high level of decay. If your tooth has turned grey, no amount of bleach can help it.
- Some disorders may worsen if you try teeth bleaching treatments or teeth whitening products. These dental issues include sensitive teeth or joint disorder and enamel bruxism. In-office whitening techniques may be performed in some circumstances with these problems. Avoid teeth whiting methods at home and share your dental condition with expert dentists.
- Tooth whitening is ineffective if drugs or a tooth injury causes dental discolouration.
Smile Clinic London Offers a Comprehensive Teeth Whitening Treatment
We are pleased to have a history of satisfied customers and successful treatments, such as London teeth whitening services.
But don’t expect to walk in the office and have your teeth whitened on the spot. Instead, we urge you to arrange a whitening evaluation first to discover whether you’re a fit candidate for teeth bleaching. During your first visit, our examination will determine some factors related to the treatment, which will be thoroughly considered. The dentist will decide whether you are eligible for the requested remedy or any underlying issues prevent a successful teeth whitening session. If you’re in the clear, we will set up an appointment to your liking, and you will receive the best treatment possible.
What’s the difference between external and internal bleaching?
There are numerous tooth whitening treatments available, with the most frequent procedures being exterior and internal bleaching.
- External bleaching involves the application of a protective gel on your teeth and gums and subsequently attacking the bacteria and plaque using a high intensity LED beam aimed at the teeth.
- The internal method is a little different since it involves access to the tooth’s interior. If you have had root canal treatment, this option will whiten your teeth. The inside of your tooth will be whitened, as it may contain infected tissue or bacteria from previous infections.
Teeth whitening aftercare you should be prepared for it
Most teeth whitening procedures may be done in a single visit to the dentist. The bleaching results should persist for several months, but it depends on your lifestyle. For two weeks after bleaching, it’s advisable to avoid meals that may discolour the enamel.
To maintain your teeth white moving ahead, here are some of our favourite tips:
- Cut down on the quantity of food and drinks you eat that can stain your teeth
- Stop smoking to prevent additional discolouration and staining
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Visit your dentist regularly as advised