At West Wickham Dental Practice we can help you to smile proud this festive season with a course of at home teeth whitening. The reason teeth whitening has seen such an increase in popularity is because is easy to do, non-invasive, has very little risk of side effects and most importantly it works.
Teeth whitening procedure
The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and this is used to create a custom made whitening tray. You will be shown how to apply the whitening gel to the trays and the dentist will advise you how long you will need to wear the trays for. You can then take the trays and whitening kit home and complete the treatment in your own time.
The basic teeth whitening formula
For whitening gel to effectively lighten and whiten your teeth this basic formula is needed:
Whitening results = strength of gel x time
Basically, this means that the higher the strength of gel and the longer that the gel is in contact with your teeth, the more stains will be broken down and the whiter your smile will become (to a limit of course)! However, it’s not always necessary to have the highest strength gel.
We recommend the following tips to care for your teeth:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Quit smoking
- Visit your dentist regularly
If you would like to get your teeth looking great for the festive season call West Wickham Dental Practice on 0208 776 1188 and book a consultation today.