If we fail to look after our teeth properly they can become faded, dull and discoloured. To recapture your bright smile it may be necessary to undergo a teeth whitening procedure. This has become one of the most effective and convenient ways of improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth.
The purpose of teeth whitening is to remove stains and discolouration from the teeth. This occurs by placing a special whitening gel containing the special active ingredient hydrogen peroxide in trays, so that it comes into contact with the teeth. This bleaches discoloured areas, returning them to their natural colour and giving you a healthy white smile that can boost your confidence.
There are a number of effective teeth whitening systems and products available on the market. Most of these products are designed specifically to be used in surgery by a dentist but there are some products that are available to use at home. Dentists do not recommend their use, as there is potential to cause damage to the soft tissue of the lips, cheeks and gums. Dentists can use any necessary safety equipment to ensure no whitening gel comes into contact with this soft tissue, helping to keep you safe. It also means that dentists are able to use stronger concentrations of whitening gels to achieve more spectacular results. They can also prepare lower concentration trays to be used at home in safety.
One of the most important things to say about teeth whitening is how affordable it has become. A few years ago it may have been to expensive for most people but as availability increases and technology improves it is now possible to have a teeth whitening procedure for as little as £60, affordable to almost everybody. Central Leeds dentists are now offering affordable teeth whitening to all suitable patients and can make your teeth up to ten shades whiter to give you a stunning smile.