At Advanced Dental Aesthetics we help hundreds of patients whiten their teeth every year and are delighted to be able to offer some of the best teeth whitening deals in Southend, Essex.
We thought it might be useful to answer some of the frequently asked questions we get from patients living around Southend, Essex, on all things related to teeth whitening. So here it goes:
In our experience patients who benefit most out having their teeth whitened are patients who:
Having your teeth whitened is one of the safest dental procedures there is and is rarely connected with any negative side effects. You may experience mild or minor side effects, including:
More sensitive teeth to hot or cold food and drink white spots on your teeth but this is usually associated with home-whitening kits. Ill fitting nigh time trays may irritate your gums and teeth.
Rinse your mouth after eating. This especially helps if you eat colourful foods like berries, spinach or curry’s as you can rinse away the staining properties of foods before they can be absorbed by your teeth.
Brush your teeth after eating. Even better than rinsing and helps red wine and coffee drinkers avoid extra staining.
Drink through a straw. The liquid will bypass your teeth and prevent staining.
Whitening toothpaste uses abrasive components to scrub away surface stains from your enamel. Unfortunately, this can actually damage your enamel and cause sensitivity.
Whitening strips and generic trays found for retail sale can lead to some uncomfortable side effects such as sensitivity and damage to delicate gum tissues while not always providing uniform results.
Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, can be much more customized, and more effective. The process is simple starting with a visit to Advanced Dental Aesthetics in Southend, Essex, for a consultation to determine the best treatment plan for your needs, and your smile goals.
Our expert team will have you smiling a brighter, more confident smile before you know it.
Not all your teeth will react the same to tooth whitening so levels of whiteness will differ from tooth to tooth.
Not all stained teeth can be whitened through professional bleaching. If you have sensitive teeth, have gum disease or your teeth’s enamel is excessively worn then your Advanced Dental Aestheticsdentist will advise whether you should start a course of teeth whitening.
Your best option is to book an appointment with one of our dentists if you have any questions on suitability for teeth whitening.
For peace of mind and expert advise you can’t beat professional teeth whitening from a fully qualified trained dentist.
Over time most of us experience thinning enamel on the outside of our teeth. This thinning slowly exposes dentin, giving teeth a more yellowish appearance. Sometimes, again as we get older, your teeth show patches of yellow which is also a sign of thinning enamel.
You have lots of choice when it comes to home teeth whitening kits including gels and strips applied directly to your teeth. These are usually peroxide based bleaching products that need daily applying over two weeks. It is not advised to over-use products like these.
Whichever teeth whitening system you choose you won’t damage or harm your tooth’s enamel in any way.
For a few hours after you whiten your teeth the pores in your teeth may be slightly more open and, therefore, more susceptible to staining.
The single most common reason why teeth whitening doesn’t work is because patients choose to buy kits on the internet rather than pay for a professional teeth whitening system done at a dental practice.
Some teeth whitening systems use strong LED lights on teeth as they speed up the chemical reactions that remove stains from teeth. A whitening agent is applied to teeth and the light is then shone directly onto teeth removing stains and leaving a whiter, brighter smile.
In most cases to get your teeth “celebrity-white” you’ll actually need porcelain veneers. These are thin, tooth-shaped, porcelain shells fitted to the front of your teeth and strong enough to act as real teeth. You get to choose the shade of white you’d like.
AtAdvanced Dental Aesthetics in Southend, Essex, we use the Enlighten whitening system and believe this gives the best overall results when it comes to teeth whitening in Southend, Essex.
Call, email or book a free teeth whitening video consultation today and come out of lockdown with a bang!