Teeth whitening is increasingly popular, but many people ask if it truly works. The quick answer to that question is yes, it works! But you must be armed with the facts first. Here we look at the different ways in which you can whiten your teeth.

Whitening Toothpaste

This is perhaps the cheapest and most popular choice when it comes to teeth whitening. These toothpastes can help tackle teeth staining from general food and drink, but they do little in the way of changing the colour of your teeth. Whitening toothpastes remove day-to-day discolouring, making your teeth appear cleaner, but they are not a tooth-whitening treatment.

Natural Treatment

Activated charcoal and oil pulling are hyped as the answer to whiter teeth, but there is so far little evidence to back this up. There is some worry about activated charcoal affecting saliva quality, so using this daily is not recommended.

Whitening by The Dentists and In Surgery Whitening

Having your teeth whitened at the dentist is one way to ensure it is done professionally. The chemicals used will be approved, and you know you will be in safe hands. You will receive support and be able to ask questions. This is a fast and highly effective way of achieving whiter teeth. Choosing a specialist such as The Practice At Mortlake for your cosmetic dentistry is a safe and reliable way of improving your smile and showing off those pearly whites.

Things to Avoid

You should not buy teeth whitening strips or gels online. You should also avoid using homemade teeth whitening potions such as bicarbonate of soda and lemon. This could damage your teeth and your health. Do not be tempted to visit a beauty salon for teeth whitening; it is not safe or legal and can damage your teeth and gums.

Things to Consider Before Teeth Whitening

You should have a consultation with a specialist, such as The Practice At Mortlake, before deciding on your teeth whitening treatment. This will ensure you are completely clued up on the procedure ahead and you feel safe and confident. You can ask questions and establish precisely what the process entails. Your consultant will give a realistic aim based on your teeth, and you will know exactly what to expect.

For information on the dental treatments that we offer at The Practice At Mortlake, contact us on 0208 8795398.