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The True Cost Of A Hollywood Smile

25 / 05 / 2016

Teeth Whitening: The True Cost Of A Hollywood Smile

One of the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. People spend billions of pounds each year to get that perfect Hollywood smile.

You might have attempted to whiten your teeth using over-the-counter products or have requested your dentist to bleach your teeth. You may have never had your teeth whitened but have a special event coming up and you are thinking of your options.

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Brief History

Way back in the past, barbers doubled up as dental surgeons and they had duties that extended beyond cutting hair. They would also pull infected teeth and whiten teeth using nitric acid. Obviously, things were not quite as safe then as they are now when it comes to dental care.

Today, teeth whitening has reached fever pitch and according to the UK’s Daily Mail, nearly 33 percent of Britons are preoccupied with teeth whitening. While the UK has banned most commonly used ingredient for whitening teeth –hydrogen peroxide, you can buy bleaching kits online. Some people never follow the instructions on the label of the bleaching kits often with disastrous results.

When done correctly and safely teeth whitening helps to improve your smile and will improve your self-confidence and how you see yourself. However, it is very important never to go overboard with bleaching agents.

Teeth Whitening Options

The first thing that you should do when you are thinking about teeth whitening is consulting your dentist to find out if bleaching is the right option for you. If you are a good candidate, the dentist will help you choose the procedure that will work best for you. Typically, the following are the options available to you.

– Whitening Toothpastes: These contain additional polishing or chemical agents designed to remove surface stains on teeth. If your smile is a few shades of your coveted Hollywood smile, a whitening toothpaste may be your best option.

– At Home Bleaching: It will give you a lovely Hollywood smile right from the comfort of your home. Your dentist can offer you a bleaching kit and can recommend a particular brand you can use. Ensure that you follow instructions exactly to avoid unnecessary risks to gums or teeth.

– In-Clinic Bleaching: This happens right at the dentist’s Clinic. The dentist will apply a protective gel or covering to your gums to ensure that they aren’t too sensitive before applying the bleaching agent and activating it using a laser or light. For best results, you may have to come back for repeat visits.

If you have any questions about teeth whitening, you can contact London Bridge Dental Practice online by visiting www.lbdp.co.uk or by phone by calling us on 020 3792 5280.

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