Investing In A Whiter Smile

Treatments for improving the whiteness of your teeth.

One of the most simple and inexpensive ways to improve your smile and give your confidence a boost is to have your teeth whitened. This procedure is now becoming increasingly popular. Some patients choose to have their teeth whitened only when special occasions are coming up, such as a wedding or a holiday, whilst others opt to continually top up their whitening.

Whichever one of these patients you are, the Cygnet Dental Practice is here to help. Below, we take a look at the whitening options available at our Wickford practice, but initially, we discuss a couple of ‘off the shelf’ options that are widely available.

Whitening toothpastes and kits

If you have considered whitening your teeth and have done a little research, you will have noticed that there are a couple of options available that avoid the need for a dental visit altogether. Whilst these may be tempting, they are, by and large, relatively ineffective. Teeth whitening toothpaste advertisements are hard to avoid and appear, on the surface, to be a cheap and easy option. Due to restrictions placed on the quantity of the whitening ingredient allowed though, very limited improvements should be expected.

A more effective solution is an off the shelf whitening kit. These are similar to those provided by dentists, with two key differences. Again, there are restrictions on the quantity of the whitening ingredient allowed, albeit not to the degree that is the case for toothpastes. More important is the fact that the trays within these kits are not really made to fit each patient and have been known to allow the whitening ingredient (a form of bleach) to leak out. This can cause quite visual and painful burns to the lips and gums.

Wickford teeth whitening

If you have decided that you want to have a nicer, whiter smile, then it is worth making the investment to have a safe and successful teeth whitening procedure here at our Wickford dental practice. We also offer finance plans that can help to spread the cost.

At the Cygnet Dental Practice, we offer our patients the option of home teeth whitening. Unlike ‘off the shelf’ kits however, the trays will be made specifically for you and are produced from impressions that we take of your teeth. Not only does this minimise the risk of burns and allows for a successful outcome, but, should you wish to top up the whiteness at a future date, you need only buy the whitening gel as you will already have the trays!

The trays produced offer both safety and comfort and are designed to be worn at home for just a few hours a day. You should see the results of the treatment within a week or so and full results after approximately a fortnight.

If you would like to have whiter teeth safely and effectively, why not arrange a consultation with our cosmetic dentists who can discuss the procedure with you in more detail? Please call us on 01268 733078.