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Learn Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Best and Safest

If you go into any chemist then you’ll probably see a range of teeth whitening products, so why should you visit your dentist in South Benfleet for teeth whitening? The answer is simple as only dentists are able to use professional strength whitening products that will actually whiten your teeth safely and effectively.

Whitening Safely at Your Dentist in South Benfleet

cosmetic dentistry in South BenfleetThere is a very good reason why teeth whitening is quite tightly regulated as it’s all too easy to forget it is a dental treatment. When you visit your dentist for tooth whitening then you’ll notice they will want to fully examine your teeth and gums before you can go ahead with treatment. This is because any signs of cavities or gum disease, or any other dental problems need to be sorted out beforehand so that you can safely whiten without any unpleasant side effects.

More Effective Tooth Whitening

In addition, your dentist will be able to diagnose the reason why your teeth have become stained and will be able to tell you whether teeth whitening will be effective. Tooth whitening works extremely well on teeth that are externally stained but may not have such an effect on teeth that have internal stains. In this case your dentist in South Benfleet might recommend whitening your teeth before using some other procedure to cover up teeth that are badly internally stained and which will not respond so well to tooth whitening.

Choose from Two Different Methods of Tooth Whitening

South Benfleet Dental Care has two different methods of tooth whitening, both of which work extremely well. Your first choice is to use power whitening which is done in the dental clinic. This is where your gums and lips are protected before your teeth are painted with a professional strength whitening gel. The gel is activated with a special light which helps the bleach to penetrate your teeth more easily. During treatment the gel may be wiped off and replaced several times and by the end of an hour your teeth should look much brighter. This treatment is excellent for patients who want to whiten quickly yet comfortably and it’s great if you have a special event coming up quite soon.

Alternatively, you might want to whiten in the comfort of your own home. In this case your dentist in South Benfleet can provide you with custom-made whitening trays. These will fit closely over your teeth, ensuring the whitening gel will not leak out. You’ll be shown precisely how much gel to use in the trays and all you need do is wear them for a few hours each day or overnight for approximately two weeks. One of the nice things about having whitening trays is that you’ll always have the trays to top up the results at a later date as your dentist can prescribe more whitening gel.

By whitening at your dentist, you can improve the overall look of your teeth safely and effectively. If you’d like to know more about tooth whitening or cosmetic dentistry in South Benfleet, call us today on 01268 793485 to book an initial consultation.

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