It is that time of year again, weddings and special events pepper our diaries. Here at The Essex Smile Centre we want to ensure you are always photo ready, so why not consider a course of teeth whitening to rejuvenate the colour of your smile.
Teeth can become discoloured for a number of reasons. The most common include the foods and drinks we consume, medication and lifestyle factors such as smoking, all of which can lead your teeth to appear yellow or stained. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten the natural colour of your teeth without causing any damage to your teeth and gums.
How does it work?
When you apply the teeth whitening gel to your teeth the small peroxide molecules pass easily through the micropores and come into contact with the staining molecules that have built up in your enamel and dentine and breaks down into active oxygen and water. The active oxygen is a powerful oxidising agent, this basically means that the large, dark staining molecules get broken down into smaller particles and turned white in colour – exactly like when you apply bleach when cleaning. The overall result is that your teeth look brighter and whiter!
The great thing about peroxide based gels is that it can only work on organic stains and so doesn’t affect the hard tissues of your teeth (the enamel and dentine) or any restorative dental work you may have – that’s why peroxide based teeth whitening is the only type approved by international dental associations and offered by dentists worldwide.
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 is not always necessary to have the highest strength gel.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Teeth whitening can drastically improve the appearance of your smile, for relatively minimal outlay.
- Teeth and gums are not damaged by the teeth whitening procedure and you may find that your gums appear healthier following treatment.
- Teeth whitening can improve a person’s self-confidence and the personal feel-good factor. Whiter teeth can give you the confidence to smile and smile more often.
- Whiter teeth can help to make you look younger, minimising the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Interested in teeth whitening to ensure you are photo ready for a special event? Call The Essex Smile Centre on 01268 742 333 and speak to one of our team today. Don’t forget to check out our special offers page for the latest discounts on cosmetic dental treatments.