Teeth whitening – know your options January 27th, 2019

Do you worry about your teeth turning yellow or getting discoloured?

Before you start considering which teeth-whitening procedure would be appropriate for you, it helps to know the causes of discolouration. The most common include aging, accidents, medicines, and – of course – what you eat and drink.

Ascertaining the cause of stains and discolouration helps your dentist to  identify the best procedure to resolve this problem.

Here in North London, there’s a wide selection of teeth-whitening procedures to choose from.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common.

Teeth Whitening in Clinics

Dental clinics abound in North London where you can get teeth whitening procedures from a professional dentist. Although in-clinic treatment is among the most expensive options, it gives by far the most significant results over the quickest time.

This procesure involves the application of high concentration of peroxide gel to the teeth, which is left for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the degree of discolouration.

Teeth Whitening with Professionally Prescribed Kits

Self-whitening can save a lot of money. After getting an impression of your teeth, your dentist will prescribe a teeth-whitening kit of peroxide gel. This  kit is made up of a of lower concentration than in-clinic solution and will comes with easy-to-follow instructions for use.

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

As the name suggests, this procedure involve store-bought whitening kits  including a bleaching gel to be applied to the teeth. The kit may also come with whitening strips, applicators, and teeth trays. Unfortunately, this process often only whitens front teeth instead of getting to work on the whole smile.

Teeth Whitening at Home

Many teeth-whitening solutions can be found in the home, the most common and effective of which is baking soda. Table salt, oranges, and lemon juice have also been shown to contain mild whitening properties.