Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? The team at Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre have the perfect way to ensure that this Christmas is white, with a course of at home or in surgery teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is so popular is because it is non-invasive, easy to complete and most importantly it works. Helping to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile for relatively little outlay.
What causes teeth staining?
When you eat and drink staining foods, such as curry, red wine, tea, and coffee, or you smoke – the highly coloured organic molecules can enter your teeth via microscopic pores in the enamel and underlying dentine. In essence if a food or drink has the ability to stain your top or tablecloth, it can also stain your teeth.
How does the whitening gel get rid of these stains?
When you apply the whitening gel to your teeth the small peroxide molecules pass easily through the micropores and encounter the staining molecules that have built up in your enamel and dentine, breaking them down into active oxygen and water. The overall result is that your teeth look brighter and whiter!
What treatment options are available?
At Home Teeth Whitening
At home teeth whitening is the perfect treatment for people who want to improve the look of their teeth without interrupting their daily routine. The treatment has an excellent track record and produces incredible results.
Before the treatment can begin, one of our highly trained dentists will take impressions of your teeth; this will be used by the technician to create custom made whitening trays. The dentist will then show you how to apply the teeth whitening gel to the trays. You will then be able to take the trays and whitening gels home to complete the treatment at a time to suit you.
In Surgery Teeth Whitening
In this instance the whitening solution will either be painted onto your teeth or loaded into custom made bleaching trays and then a special light will be shone onto the teeth to help activate the bleaching solution. The treatment will normally take around an hour and during this time the procedure may be repeated with fresh solution two or three times.
What are the side effects of teeth whitening?
Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. Others may have discomfort in the gums, a sore throat, or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
How long will my teeth whitening last?
Once completed, it will be necessary to top up your whitening every 1-2 years to keep your teeth looking their best.
So, what are you waiting for, call Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre on 01622 682 029 to book an appointment today and ensure you get your white Christmas!