The Easy, Safe Way To Whiter Teeth In Ipswich

The Easy, Safe Way To Whiter Teeth In Ipswich

When done by a professional, your teeth can be whiter in just one hour.

Teeth whitening is now quite a big business which can be seen by the number of  ‘teeth whitening’ toothpastes now available and which are growing at a very fast rate.

Naturally, when some people buy these they may expect to see spectacular results. Unfortunately, this won’t happen as the amount of the whitening ingredient allowed in them is heavily restricted by law for safety reasons.

The only way to have your teeth whitened to any significant degree is to have this done by a qualified cosmetic dentist, such as those at our Ipswich dental practice. There are two types of whitening treatments currently available; the custom home whitening kit and a ‘one visit’ teeth whitening treatment. Both of these produce equally great results.

Home whitening

This treatment involves impressions being taken of your teeth and trays made from these to fit you comfortably and securely. You will then be given a whitening solution, along with instructions, so that you can whiten your teeth at home. This involves wearing the trays for a few hours a day for around two weeks to achieve the whiteness that you are aiming for.

It should be noted that these do differ from shop bought whitening kits in two ways. Firstly, in a shop bought kit, the trays will be a general size and not made for you individually. This does increase the risk of the bleaching agent leaking onto your gums and lips, potentially causing irritation. Secondly, and similarly to toothpastes, the quantity of whitening ingredient is much lower than that provided by a dentist, and will therefore produce less successful results for most people.

In-house teeth whitening

Whilst custom home whitening treatments are very effective, some patients prefer to have this treatment done more quickly and simply. At the Foxhall Dental Practice, we provide a one hour teeth whitening treatment that achieves just this. Instead of having to wear trays for a couple of weeks, this is done within our Ipswich practice and takes just one hour. Your lips and gums will be protected and the gel applied to your teeth. Using a special light, the whitening gel is then activated and you will be left for an hour or so until your teeth have reached your desired whiteness. The gel is then cleaned from the teeth and you should notice a large improvement in your teeth whiteness by up to eight shades.

If you aren’t entirely happy with the colour of your teeth, whether they are yellow or just a bit duller than you would like them to be; why not contact the Foxhall Dental Practice to see how we can help you? You can call our reception team to arrange a consultation on 01473 258396.