Ace Dental

17 February 2017

Why do teeth need whitening?

Many patients are now choosing to have a teeth whitening procedure. It’s a good example of dentistry expanding to meet growing needs. People want complete control over the impression they make in the world. Bright teeth send a message of health, vitality and youth. When you have teeth whitening in Camden with Ace Dental, we work with you to boost the way you look.

Teeth get discoloured through general use, especially if you are fond of dark drinks and foods that are more likely to stain. Discoloration is also common as we age. This is because the enamel on your teeth gets thinner and shows the dentine layer underneath. Both of these types of staining are generally responsive to whitening.

What does the process involve?

This all depends on what you choose. You can have your teeth whitening in Camden at our clinic or you can choose to do it at home. Either way, the first step is quick check-up at your dentist. They will make sure that your teeth are generally healthy and clean. If you have plaque or other deposits on your teeth then they might recommend a quick clean and polish first so that these do not affect your treatment.

In-clinic whitening involves protecting your gums and lips with a shield. Gel is then applied to your teeth. Your dentist will shine a special light on them, which activates the lightening ingredient in the gel. This is the fastest way to lighten your teeth by a few shades.

At-home whitening involves getting trays custom made for you to use. You fill these will gel and fit them over your teeth for a few hours per day or overnight. Over the course of two to three weeks, your teeth will lighten.

How can I keep my teeth white?

Keeping your teeth white means looking after them diligently. You can also reduce your intake of certain foods and drinks as advised by your dentist when you have teeth whitening in Camden.

In order to maintain a high degree of brightness, you should consider topping up the treatment for a few days every so often. If you already have trays at home then you can use these to do that. If you want to maintain the effect yourself after in-clinic whitening then you can have trays made for this purpose.

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