A closer look at this widely advertised product.
Turn on the TV at any time of the day and you will almost certainly come across advertisements for various brands of tooth whitening toothpaste. Understandably, as they are trying to sell a product, the models used in the adverts have beautiful white teeth that perhaps make some people envious.
But how successful are these toothpastes and do they really work?
When patients come to see one of our Bristol dentists, they often remark how they are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth and would like them to be whiter. Almost inevitably, they mention whitening toothpastes.
We have to break the news to them that, whilst these do work, they only do so to a small extent.
The reason for this is that there are restrictions on the amount of whitening agent which is allowed in these pastes. This is for health and safety reasons, especially as toothpastes are usually kept within easy reach of children and could prove to be very dangerous if large quantities of what is essentially a bleaching agent were consumed.
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What to do when discolouration of the teeth is significant?
There was a time when smoking forty cigarettes a day was considered pretty much normal. Of course, at this time, the full negative effects on people’s health was only beginning to be understood.
Over time though, with more health information being widely available and with the cost of cigarettes become very expensive indeed, more and more people have stopped smoking.
Having smoked for some time though does leave a legacy and the unfortunate ones may still suffer some health problems caused by their former habit.
Nearly all though who smoked on a regular basis, will have one unpleasant side effect that lingers and that is a case of ‘smokers teeth’.
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An effective teeth whitening system available from our Bristol dentists.
At Beau Monde Dental Care, one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening. Because it is fast acting and non invasive, it is often the first choice of dental patients from Bristol who are looking to improve their smile.
Currently, there are two main methods of performing this procedure. The first of which is done within our Bristol dental practice where we use the Wy10 procedure.
This procedure takes just one hour and is very fast acting. Whilst, for many people, this procedure alone is highly effective, ongoing home whitening combined with the ‘in-practice’ treatment can achieve optimal results.
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Why a professional teeth whitening procedure is the best option.
Although it has been relatively common in the US for a number of years, it wasn’t until relatively recently that teeth whitening procedures became popular in this country. When they did however, it certainly generated a lot of interest, to the point where a number of ‘shops’ started to appear on the high street offering this procedure alone.
Unfortunately, most of these shops were staffed by insufficiently trained and unskilled personnel, resulting in a number of cases where patients were left in pain with burnt lips and gums from the whitening agent that was used in the procedure. Thankfully, these shops have now been made illegal and only a professional dentist, such as those at Beau Monde Dental Care, are allowed to perform this procedure.
Tooth Whitening Toothpastes
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