A bright, radiant smile is not just a sign of good oral hygiene; it can also boost your confidence and leave a lasting impression. If you’re looking to enhance the whiteness of your teeth, professional teeth whitening might be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Teeth whitening is a popular and safe treatment, where peroxide gels or lasers are used to brighten and whiten your teeth. Let’s explore what teeth whitening is, the different types of teeth whitening, and which option is best for you!
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a procedure usually performed by cosmetic dentists, with the aim of brightening the colour of your teeth and reducing stains. Experienced cosmetic dentists will offer a range of teeth whitening options, whether you’re looking to fix stains from ageing, coffee, smoking, or other factors.
You should consult with a dentist before undergoing teeth whitening procedures, to determine the most appropriate method for your teeth and gums, and to be sure they are healthy enough for the treatment. If you’re considering teeth whitening, why not schedule a consultation with our dentists today to explore the best teeth whitening option for you?
Why choose professional Teeth Whitening?
While there are numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, they often fall short in delivering the desired results. Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, is a safe and effective way to achieve a brighter smile under the supervision of dental experts.
Professional Teeth Whitening options
There are a number of ways a cosmetic dentist can help you professionally whiten your teeth, either through cleaning and hygiene appointments or through more permanent solutions like veneers of composite bonding. Let’s explore these options:
Teeth whitening with a Hygienist
If you are looking to whiten and clean your teeth, sometimes simply visiting your hygienist can be enough to achieve the results you want! The hygienists here at Bespoke Smile use Aquacare, a gentle, pain-free hygiene treatment that effectively removes persistent tooth stains and plaque using compressed air and fine powder particles.
Hygienist visits typically focus on three main methods: clean, scale, and polish. During your hygienist appointment, you can expect guidance on proper brushing techniques, recommendations for oral hygiene products, explanations about the formation of periodontal disease, removal of plaque and tartar deposits, prevention of tooth decay and erosion, and the transformation of red and inflamed gums into healthy pink gums.
Teeth whitening with Home Whitening kits
Your cosmetic dentists may suggest you choose to whiten your teeth with Home Whitening Kits. These kits will come with trays that your teeth slot into, as well as whitening peroxide gels that give great results in as little as two weeks.
Teeth whitening kits provided by your cosmetic dentist are different to the ones you can buy online and in stores. Teeth whitening kits you can purchase online and in stores often don’t have trays that properly fit your teeth, meaning the whitening gel doesn’t sit directly on your teeth; they can also come with the wrong strength gel, meaning your teeth either won’t be whitened effectively or will be too strong and could cause damage and pain; you also won’t receive an assessment of your tooth health, which can lead to unnecessary risks to your teeth and gums.
Teeth whitening with more permanent solutions; Dental Veneers and Composite Bonding
If you’d like to not only whiten your teeth but also correct other issues with your bite, shape, and alignment, solutions like Dental Veneers and Composite Bonding can be suitable options. Both of these solutions involve putting either a resin or porcelain covering on the tooth’s surface, ideal for repairing imperfections like chips and gaps.
The Bespoke Smile Difference
At Bespoke Smile, we take pride in offering top-notch teeth whitening solutions tailored to your unique needs. Our professional team of dentists utilises cutting-edge technology and industry-leading techniques to ensure a safe and efficient teeth whitening experience.
Understanding the Teeth Whitening Process
Before diving into the benefits of professional teeth whitening, it’s essential to understand the process involved.
You should schedule an initial consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist to discuss your goals and assess your oral health.
2. Customised Treatment Plan:
Based on your consultation, they will create a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Here, you’ll discuss your desired shade, as well as any other issues you’d like to resolve (for example, if you’re choosing to fix your alignment as well as the colour of your teeth with dental veneers)
3. Take-Home Kits:
For those who prefer the convenience of at-home whitening, you could ask for your cosmetic dentist to provide you with professional-grade take-home whitening kits. This allows you to maintain your shade for a longer period of time by ‘topping up’ your whitening.
Maintaining Your Bright Smile
After achieving your desired level of whiteness, you’ll want to maintain your radiant smile for as long as you can. Keep reading to see the guidance provided by our dental experts on proper oral care practices, as well as tips to prevent staining and discolouration!
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging your tooth enamel. Floss daily to remove plaque and prevent stains between your teeth.
Avoid Staining Foods and Beverages:
Limit consumption of dark-coloured foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries. If you do consume staining substances, rinse your mouth with water afterwards or brush your teeth if possible.
Smoking is a major cause of teeth discolouration. Quitting can not only improve your overall health but also help maintain the whiteness of your teeth.
Use a Straw:
When drinking beverages that can stain your teeth, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
Regular Dental Check-ups and Cleanings:
Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to remove surface stains and monitor the health of your teeth.
Remember to consult with your cosmetic dentist before starting any teeth whitening regimes, as they can provide personalised advice based on your oral health and specific needs.
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is conducted under the supervision of trained dental professionals, ensuring the safety of the process.
Our treatments are tailored to your unique dental characteristics, providing more targeted and effective results.
Unlike many over-the-counter products, professional teeth whitening offers longer-lasting results, giving you a bright smile that stands the test of time.
With the expertise of our dental team, we take measures to minimise sensitivity during and after the teeth whitening process.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Ready to transform your smile? Schedule a consultation with Bespoke Smile to begin your journey to a brighter, more confident you. Our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results while prioritising your dental health.
If you are unsure if teeth whitening will give you the results you desire we recommend speaking with our treatment coordinator. She can explain other ways to brighten your smile and advise you on other treatment options!
Invest in your smile, and let Bespoke Smile be your partner on the path to a dazzling, confident you.