INTRODUCTION TO TEETH WHITENING
Here at London City Smiles we are proven experts in all major teeth whitening procedures and this is one of the most popular treatments on offer as there are many different factors which can affect the colour and condition of your teeth.
The brightness of your smile will depend a lot on how white and free from discolourations your teeth are. Even if your teeth are perfectly aligned and straight, your smile will still look less than perfect if your teeth are stained or discoloured; stained or discoloured teeth can make you look much older than you actually are, and can make your overall smile look unhealthy.
Not everyone is born with perfectly white teeth – and not everyone is lucky enough to maintain pearly white teeth all their life; some of the factors that affect the colour of your teeth include dietary choices, lifestyle habits such as smoking cigarettes or tobacco products, dental problems, and the natural ageing process. If you would like to have dazzling white teeth that you can flash whenever you wish to do so, teeth whitening treatments are here to the rescue.
Teeth whitening treatments are cosmetic dentistry procedures that have the aim of whitening your teeth or improving their colouring, so that your smile looks much more attractive and healthier looking.
Teeth whitening treatments are ideal for the removal of stains or discolourations on the surface of the teeth, which may be caused by a number of factors. There are a number of treatment options now available, and it is best to discuss with your dentist which options will suit your needs the best.
We offer a wide range of tailored Teeth Whitening solutions. Some procedures can be done the same-day, some people however may require a combination treatment over a longer period.
TAKE-HOME TEETH WHITENING KITS
Take home teeth whitening kits are provided by your dentist, and consist of the whitening gel mixture, and a mouth guard or tray where the mixture will be placed before it can be applied to your teeth; the mouth guard or tray will be custom-made according to your own mouth’s specifications. Depending on the amount of whitening desired, the treatment time can take a few weeks in the comfort of your own home – with the guidance of your dentist.
WHITENING TOOTHPASTE OR MOUTH RINSE
Whitening toothpaste or mouth rinses are readily available in drug stores and supermarkets, and are very convenient since they can be used in the comfort of your own home. However, these products may be able to remove only the mildest of stains or discolourations on the surface of your teeth; for stubborn or more deep-seated stains and discolourations, it is still best to go for an in-office teeth whitening treatment.
WHITENING STRIPS OR GELS
Whitening strips or gels are peroxide-based formulations, which are applied directly to the teeth’s surface. These products are available over the counter, and can be used in your home at your convenience; however, minimal teeth whitening results may only be observed after a few months of using these whitening strips or gels.