Home Teeth Whitening For The New Year

Say goodbye to dull and discoloured teeth!

Now that we are a few days into the new year, we are sure that many of you will be starting to think about the immediate future. Holidays and other plans often come to mind at this time of year, and, judging by the increase in enquiries at our Burton practice, so does cosmetic dentistry.

Probably due to its affordability and almost instant results, one of the most popular of our cosmetic treatments is the teeth whitening procedure. This is a great way to give your smile a real lift at an affordable price.

Home whitening

At Mike Allen’s Dental Practice, we offer our patients a home whitening treatment that is customised for each individual. These should not be confused with shop bought kits which are both less effective and also potentially harmful if not used correctly. The reality is that these kits include trays, in which the bleaching agent is placed, that are not made individually. This means that there is a greater risk of the bleach leaking and coming into contact with the soft tissues, such as gums and lips, due to them not fitting correctly. This can cause unsightly, and potentially quite painful, irritation.

Our home whitening kits include the production of trays that are made from impressions of your own teeth, and no one else’s. This means that they fit comfortably and greatly reduce the risk of any problems.

The trays are worn for a few hours each day for up to two weeks, depending on the results that you require. You will also retain the tray, should you wish to have your teeth whitened again at a later date. This reduces the price as you will already have the trays.

Side effects and drawbacks?

The only possible side effect that you may have is a slightly increased sensitivity of your teeth, following the treatment. In reality, only a few people experience this and even if this should happen to you, it typically only lasts for a short while before returning to normal.

A word of warning for anyone who already has the trays and is thinking of having their teeth whitened again. Please make sure only to use a bleaching agent supplied by our Burton cosmetic dentists. Do NOT, under any circumstances, purchase this over the internet. It is possible that you may save a little money in doing so, but the risks are very high, and could result in pain and perhaps even some disfiguration.

There is a good reason that this procedure can now only be legally carried out by dentists, and, at Mike Allen’s Dental Practice, you can be sure that we will take good care of you, providing you with a safe and beautiful new smile.

Please call us for more information on 01283 845345.