Thinking about teeth whitening?

By September 18, 2019Blog

One of the most requested treatments here at Sandstone Dental in Heswall is teeth whitening, in fact it’s one of our favourite services to carry out; we love seeing the results of teeth whitening almost as much as our patients do!

However, it is important to understand how the treatment works, and why you should only seek teeth whitening from a dental professional.

Why seek teeth whitening from your dentist?

We know that you can find teeth whitening services advertised within beauty salons or even on the internet, but legally the treatment is classed as ‘the practice of dentistry’. This means that, by law, only a qualified, registered and fully trained dental professional can carry out teeth whitening treatment. Remember, if you see a deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Tooth whitening products used by dental professionals are highly regulated and contain strict levels of the active bleaching agent, which ensures your safety while also being extremely effective. Remember that teeth whitening products are chemicals, if used incorrectly they can cause damage to the teeth and gums. In addition, if you purchase teeth whitening products from anywhere other than a dentist, you cannot be sure that the chemical formulation is safe; you can only guarantee this if you obtain it from a dentist.

Once you have your teeth whitening kit, your dentist will monitor your progress. Not only will this ensure that you get the most out of your treatment, it will also prevent any potential complications and avoid the need for further treatment if things don’t go well. Under the instruction of a dentist, teeth whitening is perfectly safe and very effective!

How teeth whitening works

Here at Sandstone Dental in Heswall we offer two home teeth whitening systems. The first option is Poladay, which is worn in a custom-made tray for 45 minutes per day, as directed by your dentist. We recommend doing this daily for 2 weeks, at which point you should have reached your desired shade. We also offer Enlighten teeth whitening as our premium alternative. This system has a built-in desensitiser and guarantees to achieve a B1 shade.

Teeth whitening is a great treatment on its own for patients who want a bit of a smile boost, and it also works very well in tandem with other treatments, such as dental implants or restorations. A course of teeth whitening before these treatments can mean that your new restorations can be made to match your new, whiter shade… simply gorgeous!

If you’re considering brightening your smile, book an appointment to find out more about our teeth whitening treatment. Just call 0151 342 4007 to book!

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