Cosmetic dentistry is an expansion upon general dentistry, focusing specifically upon the aesthetic side of oral care. This means improving upon the appearance of your teeth, gums and mouth in general. There are many different procedures available which come under cosmetic dentistry each ranging from relatively simple procedures, to complex surgeries. We will take a look at these procedures within this article, and how they can affect you and your smile.
There are plenty of teeth whitening products out there, but often these aren’t very effective and can sometimes even pose a danger to your oral health. The best way to approach teeth whitening, is to consult your dentist. Having a professional whitening your teeth is a lot safer and more beneficial.
How do dentists whiten your teeth? Why should you choose your dentist to whiten them? In this article, we will explore the process and benefits of teeth whitening through your dentist.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching your teeth to lighten the shades of your teeth. This will not make your teeth a dazzling white, but can improve the colour of them dramatically.
Who can perform teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a particular form of dentistry, and should only be performed by dental professionals. Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening services, but it is only legal if a dental professional is on hand to supervise.
You can also purchase teeth whitening products, but they do carry risks to your oral health, and pose a danger due to it not being applied by a professional, through absence of their expertise.
What happens during professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening involves several appointments at the dental surgery over the length of a couple of months.
To begin with, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create a mouth guard, and will then show you how to effectivley use it through applying bleaching gel.
Through using your mouth guard at home, you will regularly apply the gel for the length of time your dentist has told you to do so, usually between 2 to 4 weeks.
Laser whitening is another form of teeth whitening, also known as power whitening. This involves a bleaching product being applied to the teeth, and then shined on by a light or laser to activate the product. The whole process is a lot quicker then using a mouthguard, as laser whitening only takes about an hour to complete.
If you are looking for whiter teeth, why not contact Ascent Dental Care Tamworth today, to see how we can help you!
With the rise in ‘cosmetic’ dental procedures becoming more popular, in our latest article we will consider teeth whitening and how this can help you if it is something you want to find out more about.
You may be looking for or dreaming of ‘perfect’ white teeth. You may also be thinking that there are very few ways of achieving this that doesn’t involve regular trips to the dentist or having lots of treatments. In this posting you will see how this is not the only answer, and how you can help yourself on the way to achieving this also.
One of the most common questions we hear is how can I brighten my smile. Naturally, teeth are not a white colour. Some people’s teeth may be naturally whiter than others, but all in all, teeth are naturally darker than white.
However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t ways to help brighten up your smile. One thing to look at would be your lifestyle. If you drink dark drinks such as coffee, tea, red wines etc or smoke on a regular basis, these are all known to stain and discolour teeth over time.
Teeth whitening is very much a cosmetic treatment that is geared towards improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. When you first meet people it can be quite hard to not notice their teeth, whether they look nice or not very nice. Teeth can easily draw your attention to them, as well as eyes can.
Its quite common for people to be self conscious of their teeth and they may even shy away from people due to their insecurities. One of the most common complaints we hear in surgery is a patient is not happy with the colour of their teeth. Teeth are not a naturally white colour and depending on your lifestyle (e.g. what you drink and eat, smoking etc), they may appear more discoloured than other peoples teeth. As we age it is a natural occurrence for teeth to discolour and the rate at this happens will vary from person to person.