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Enjoy A Whiter Smile For That Special Event

Judging by the numbers of people enquiring about teeth whitening it’s pretty apparent that cosmetic dentistry in Southend is very much on the rise. Let’s face it many of us look in the mirror and think to ourselves that we would prefer that our teeth looked a little whiter. Some of us turn to whitening products such as toothpastes to try and brighten our teeth, but to be honest, these don’t have much of an effect and may whiten the teeth by one shade at best.

cosmetic dentistry in SouthendProfessional tooth whitening is definitely the way to go if you’re looking to have your teeth whitened, particularly for a special day such as a wedding, graduation, or even an important job interview. Research has shown that a healthy white smile can open all sorts of doors both in your career and socially. For example, a recent survey carried out by one of the UK’s leading dating sites stated that most people would first be attracted to a person with a white, healthy smile. In addition, interviewees who went on to secure their dream job felt more confident because of their bright smile.

Arrange a pre-visit to your dentist

It’s important to visit your Southend dentist in order to check that you are in fact a suitable candidate for tooth whitening. Those with gum disease and needing dental work will be ineligible until these issues have been treated and those with crown work or front fillings need to be aware that these won’t lighten, so they may need to look at alternative options such as porcelain veneers.

The Whitening Procedure

No amount of brushing can get your teeth back to their original whiteness because the discolouration takes place beneath the tooth enamel. However, a professional tooth whitening procedure uses either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which when broken down allows oxygen to get into the teeth enamel and makes the teeth lighter. Here at Southend Dental Care we offer patients a choice of in-house whitening or home tooth whitening for their convenience.

The methods

For those choosing to whiten their teeth at home, we’ll take an impression of their teeth in order to fabricate a custom tray which fits right over the teeth. The whitening agent is then placed into the trays and either worn for a few hours during the day or overnight when you’re asleep. The results are usually seen within a couple of weeks and your teeth will look brighter and lighter.

If time is of the essence, then our in-house whitening treatment is probably more preferable since it can be carried out with great results in no longer than an hour. A powerful beam of light is used to activate the lightening agent so that it works quickly and a protective barrier applied to the gums and lips makes sure that no damage is done to those sensitive areas.

If you’re looking to get your teeth whitened then get in touch with us today to book a free consultation. We can assess your teeth and discuss your best options. Call us on 01702 465000 or visit our website at for more information.

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