The aesthetic benefits of tooth whitening continue to appeal to patients all around the world, but there are other factors that make it one of the most attractive cosmetic dental procedures out there. Read on to find out why tooth whitening is more than simply improving the cosmetics of your smile.
When carried out by a dental professional, tooth whitening is an extremely safe way to brighten your smile, combatting the negative effects of diet, ageing, smoking, certain medications, and trauma. Tooth whitening should only ever be carried out by a medical professional such as a dentist or doctor as they are the only individuals who can create custom whitening trays for you. Take-home kits that do not come from a dental practice or doctor’s surgery are not guaranteed to be safe, as the trays used are created to be one-size-fits-all. The danger that arises from this is that the whitening agent can leak over the edges of the trays and make contact with your gums, causing what can potentially be irrevocable damage.
Boost your confidence
An unhealthy-looking smile can become a source of embarrassment for many people, affecting their desire to smile and relationships with friends, family, and work colleagues. In an image-conscious society, first impressions are important, especially in a client-facing environment; if you do not feel confident about your smile, this may dampen your enthusiasm to put yourself forward for occasions that involve interaction with others.
‘Reset’ your smile
Professional tooth whitening involves an initial scale and polish treatment, carried out by the hygienist here at Smile Up. A scale a polish is used to remove bacteria that cannot be removed through brushing alone, such as plaque and tartar. Tooth whitening and scale and polish treatment combined allows patients to implement healthier dental hygiene habits and a freshly whitened smile is a great incentive to maintain these new habits in the long term.
Philips Zoom! Whitening at Smile Up: In-practice & take home treatments
Philips Zoom! Whitening is a fast acting treatment that can get your teeth up to 6 shades whiter in a mere 60 minutes – an LED light is used to accelerate the whitening process. Patients also have the option of take-home kits, worn a few hours each day for approximately 2 weeks. You will decide upon a shade for your teeth with your dentist beforehand to ensure your new smile looks aesthetic but also natural.
Lay a foundation for future treatment
Subsequent, regular tooth whitening treatment sessions will create a foundation for future treatment to last longer.