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What to consider before getting your teeth whitening treatment

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Who wouldn’t like to have a whiter bright smile? There are numerous ways to brighten dull stained teeth yet before you settle on the best teeth whitening option – and there are plenty of choices available in the market – it’s worthwhile to know which ones will work better for your particular condition and if you would be a suitable candidate.  Regardless of the case, it’s best to seek professional advice from a cosmetic dentist.  

In order to whiten discoloured or stained teeth the most effective way are Gel-based teeth whitening systems.  Legally these can only be carried out and prescribed by a dental professional and those who are not eg beauticians have been recently prosecuted and fined if caught performing such activities.  

Professional teeth whitening systems can be hour-long in surgery chairside whitening which is performed with a led light or take-home whitening kit with custom made trays or for instant and long lasting results a combo of both. 

One of the factors that determine the results of your teeth whitening treatment is the type of stains or tone of discolouration of the patient’s teeth. Teeth with yellow tone have more effective results as opposed to teeth with grey or brownish kind of stains (possible cause tetracycline staining). So that you get the best advice we recommend a dental examination before teeth whitening in order to know if there underlying dental conditions doesn’t hinder the bleaching process. If the patients suffer from any dental conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, periodontal issues, etc.., then they will need to address those concerns with your dentist before the teeth whitening treatment.  If the patient has had previous cosmetic work then the dentist can also advise if this will affect whitening results as the whitening product is only effective on natural teeth. 

So for best results, it is wise and optimal to have a professional clean and oral examination from a cosmetic dentist. The dentist can give you peace of mind by advising your suitability and which option is best for you.  At NW1 Dental care, we offer various options for both take-home and chairside whitening solutions which will be discussed at length so that you are able to make an informed choice which one would be best for you. 

To find out more about our teeth whitening treatments, speak to our highly trained cosmetic dentists at NW1 Dental Care in Camden.

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