Over the course of time, general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth and you may start to notice that your teeth become discoloured, especially if you are fond of a latte in the morning or a cup of tea before bed. Drinking strongly coloured drinks, such as coffee and red wine, smoking and neglecting your oral hygiene can all cause the whiteness of your teeth to fade, but there is a solution. At Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint we pride ourselves on offering the best treatments and our home whitening kits are guaranteed to give you a beautiful, gleaming smile.
How does home whitening work?
We recommend a two-week home treatment, which uses EU standard carbamide peroxide gels, to bleach the teeth and give you a gorgeous, white smile. The beauty of home whitening is that you can get the look you want in the comfort of your own home; all you have to do is wear your tailor-made whitening tray for 2 weeks at home (most people prefer to wear the tray at night so that treatment does not alter their normal daily routine).
Home whitening is advantageous because it produces great results without the need for top-up treatment shortly after the original whitening session, which is the case with some in-chair treatment.
How long will the results last?
The results of treatment should last a long time, but this is dependent on your diet, your oral hygiene routine and whether you smoke. It is easy to top up your treatment at any time to prolong the results.
If you would like to find out more about our home whitening kits, call the practice today! A whiter, brighter smile awaits!
Want whiter teeth without having to leave your own home? Well, we can almost make that a reality; Home tooth whitening kits are becoming increasingly popular. Some kits can be used entirely at home, though some will require a mould of your mouth to be taken at your dentist’s before home treatment can begin.
How do these wondrous kits work?
Be it by a dentist or yourself, a tray (or mould) will be produced in the shape of your teeth. It should be noted that when done professionally, these trays can take between 5 and 10 days to produce. Your kit should also include some tubes of bleaching gel. Once you have your tray, you will squeeze some of the gel into the tray and wear it for a specified time period. Some kits require roughly 30 minutes a session but others can require up to two hours, some kits even require the tray to be worn overnight. You then just keep repeating this daily until you achieve your desired result – this can take anywhere between a matter of days and a matter of weeks. As these are home bleaching kits, the bleaching solution provided will be weaker than the products used by your dentist. This is why home treatment can take a little longer to complete.
How much whiter will my teeth be?
This varies both according to the person participating and the treatment used. Your dentist will guide you through the most appropriate treatment and advise you on the likely result during your initial consultation.
Am I suitable?
Some people, such as those suffering from gum disease or other dental health issues, sadly may not be suitable for any form teeth whitening. This is why it is important to consult your dentist about any form of teeth whitening, rather than simply buying an over the counter product from a pharmacist. It should be noted that teeth whitening will not alter the colour of crowns, veneers or fillings, so these may need to b altered too. If you would like more information about whitening treatments available please do contact us at Dublin18 Dental Care near to Leopardstown.