Houses get dirty over winter. All that electric light can make it harder to see the dust, and if you have a fire or a burner, you have added ash settling on stuff, not to mention muddy puddles being trailed in on trainers, wellies and dogs. No wonder then that when spring comes, and the increased day length shows up how dirty everything is, we go for a mad clean. So it is with our teeth.
The things that stain teeth tend to get consumed more in winter. Tea and coffee to keep us warm during the day when in summer we’re more likely to drink water. Not to mention mulled red wine, or just red wine, or hot berry drinks and crumbles. All that comforting dark food, even dark chocolate, can leave stains on the surfaces of our teeth.
Come the spring, your teeth might need as much of a clean as your house. And if you want to be sure to get rid of all trains of staining, you will need to get your teeth whitened.
Teeth whitening lifts out surfaces, which are basically traces of foods and drinks that have settled into the pores of our tooth enamel. The ingredient in whitening gels that does this is hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide is a simple chemical. It’s just water with an added oxygen molecule, so it’s very safe. It has been used as disinfectant and whitener for about 200 years. It comes in different strengths. The strongest whitening gels can only be used by the dentist, but there are less concentrated gels that you can use at home.
You can choose whether to come into the clinic for a power whitening session, which takes about an hour, or to do the whitening yourself at home. If you choose the latter, you are much better off with a kit from us than off-the-shelf. The gel is stronger and more effective and the trays are made especially for you so you get maximum contact and no spillage.
Come on in and find out more. We can help you choose which method to go for.