Over the years our age starts to show outwardly on our body. We start to get some wrinkles, some salt and pepper hair, and for many of us teeth start to darken. And if people add in wine, coffee, smoking, and so on, it only speeds up the age processing, much like too much sun against our skin. And just like people treat their wrinkles with Botox and colour their hair in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is another way to help us look as youthful as we feel.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening in Northern Ireland has become a very popular dental procedure for individuals looking to restore their smile. It lightens the colour of the teeth to achieve a Hollywood smile, and as more people are seeking a pearly white set of teeth, teeth whitening is becoming more common.
How does it work?
Typically teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is done through a bleaching process either at home or with a dental professional. Here at Blue Sky Dentistry, we offer two types of teeth whitening.
Let’s start with power teeth whitening. It is done in the dental chair with a dental professional. The gums and lips are protected with a special barrier. Next, a gel is placed on your teeth and a lamp is positioned above them, which is used to active the bleaching process. After an hour your teeth will be several shades brighter. This is a great option for people who want their teeth to be brighter for an upcoming event such as a wedding, party, or all the pictures on holiday.
The other option is at-home teeth whitening. Our dental team will make you a custom lightweight plastic mold to wear with a whitening gel inside. You should wear it for a few hours during the day and your results will start to show after 2 weeks.
Taking care of your new smile
It is important to visit a dental professional before beginning any teeth whitening in Northern Ireland. And after you complete your treatment, it is important to avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. It is also important to brush and floss regularly to maintain your new bright white smile.