Tooth whitening in Orpington is a treatment that many of our patients consider. The whitening of teeth is a common cosmetic dentistry treatment that we utilise to give patients bright, healthy looking smiles. Are you concerned about your stained teeth? Do they make you feel self-conscious? Do you worry about smiling? Then teeth whitening could be the correct choice of treatment for you. There are a number of reasons why you may find that your teeth are stained. Your teeth can be stained by specific foods and drinks, habits such as smoking and certain medications can also have an effect on the colour of your teeth. Teeth whitening is a safe, tried and tested procedure that, when used by our on hand professionals, can lighten the colour of your teeth. This treatment uses a safe dental bleaching agent that lightens the surface of your tooth. It is important to note that individual results can vary and are very much based on the colour that you start the process with. The nature of your tooth staining can also have an impact on the results that you achieve. This section of the article will run through how this treatment works in more detail.
How does this treatment work?
There are two forms of tooth whitening in Orpington treatment. The first of these forms is power whitening. This is an in-practice procedure that will be carried out by a highly trained professional. The first step involves placing a protective barrier over gums and lips, following this a gel is placed directly onto your teeth. A special lamp is then positioned over the teeth, the light from this lamp activates the bleaching process. After the treatment time of one hour, you can expect your teeth to look a few shades brighter. Patients often choose this treatment so their smile can look its best for an upcoming event. The second form of this treatment is home whitening. This, as the title suggests, can be carried out by yourself at home. We make custom trays that are designed to fit over your teeth. The trays hold bleaching gel and this is to be worn at night or for a few hours at a time during the day. Results tend to appear over the course of two weeks. The next section will go over why you should consider this treatment.
Why should I consider this treatment?
Tooth whitening in Orpington can offer you numerous benefits should you choose to have this treatment. One of the main benefits of tooth whitening is having a smile that is bright, white and improved from the way it was before, and this is something that many of our patients strive for. This allows you to dramatically enhance your whole appearance with just your smile. However, there are other benefits aside from just the visual results you could achieve through teeth whitening. With help from this treatment, you could find that you have more confidence in yourself as you begin to feel better about your brighter and healthier looking smile. The treatment itself could help kill bacteria, and some of this bacteria causes tooth decay and gum disease. If patients think that they could benefit from this treatment then they should consider having a look at our website and getting in touch with us here at Orpington Dental.