Tooth whitening treatments in Southampton
If your teeth are in good health, all that may stand between you and the perfect smile is their unattractive colour. Teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth to remove the stains that brushing can’t reach – in fact, you can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades. It’s an affordable and straightforward procedure that can be carried out at home after you’ve consulted with your dentist at Octagon Dental Centre.
If you are over 18 and your teeth are in good condition, with no cavities, it is likely that you will be able to undergo teeth whitening. Your dentist at Octagon Dental Centre will provide a thorough examination for allowing you to proceed with teeth whitening.
After your consultation at Octagon Dental Centre, your dentist will take impressions which will be sent to a lab. Bespoke bleaching trays will be created for you to use at home, along with syringes containing a bleach gel.
The active ingredient in the gel is 10% carbamide peroxide, which penetrates the tooth enamel to lift away the stains. It is extremely safe to use.
Whitening re-sets the clock on your teeth’s colour and they will gradually start to darken again and become stained just as they would had you not whitened them. You can use your bleaching trays for a monthly touch-up treatment at home. A mindful diet is also key to the longevity of white teeth, so try to avoid dark, tannin-rich foods and drinks. Anything that would stain a white tablecloth will just as easily stain your teeth.