Just as our hair gets longer and our skin stretches, overtime our teeth show signs of wear. From factors such as food, drinks, medication and smoking, our teeth can easily become discoloured.
People often go for teeth whitening in Northern Ireland when they feel they want to do something about it, and to make them look young and healthy. Perhaps you have a special event coming up, such as a wedding or family event, or maybe you want to smarten up and feel at the top of your game for an important business meeting or job interview. Whatever the incentive, we at Blue Sky are here to help you.
How to go about teeth whitening in Northern Ireland
It can be tempting to go for a quick and cheap solution, rather than visit the dentist. Going to the dental practice for a check-up can seem like a bit of a mission, so why would you go for teeth whitening, when you could pop down to the local store?
While we see the temptation, we advise that you get your teeth whitened here at the dentist, where we can provide a safe and fast treatment. The whole point of getting your teeth whitened is to create a healthy smile, so it seems counterintuitive to put the health of your teeth at risk with a tooth whitening kit.
Often, the moulds don’t fit around the teeth properly which means the bleach may surpass the teeth, causing the gums to be damaged by chemicals in the bleaching solution.
Our dentist will ensure that you are suitable for treatment and advise the safest and most efficient option for your teeth.
What are your options?
- Power teeth whitening: This is completed in our clinic. A protective barrier covers your gums and lips, and the gel is placed onto the teeth. The bleaching process is then activated by a light which is placed over the teeth. The process is usually complete in about one hour;
- Home teeth whitening: If you’re not in such a hurry, home teeth whitening takes about two weeks, in the comfort of your own home. It differs from shop bought kits, as the moulds are custom-made to fit snuggly around your teeth.