Teeth whitening? Have you heard of it? These days it is quite well known and very accessible, but if you looked around in years gone by only the rich and famous could afford such procedures. Early 80s American TV stars would come out flaunting their their golden tans and perma-smiles with unnaturally fluorescent white teeth – giving rise to that “perfect” Hollywood look. Nowadays times have changed and if you are looking for an affordable brighter, whiter smile, you are in luck with modern day teeth whitening procedures!
How does teeth whitening work?
These days, teeth whitening is not only more affordable, but also more natural looking too. It can also help to boost self-esteem and confidence in your smile.
At Amsel & Wilkins dental practice we offer two types of teeth whitening in Banbury. Firstly is ‘Power whitening’ (otherwise known as ‘Laser Whitening’) which is solely done in the practice, and can demonstrate results in about 1 hour. Here, a protective barrier is placed onto your gums and lips, then a gel based bleaching agent is painted onto your teeth. This bleaching agent can only be activated by a special lamp or laser.
The second type of teeth whitening is called ‘home whitening’ and as the name suggests, takes places at home. The dentist takes a mould of your teeth and creates a mouth guard. We also supply you with a bleaching gel and armed with both you are ready to begin your journey to whiter teeth. Using the mouth guard allows the applied gel to stay directly on your teeth to begin the whitening process and not irritate your lips or gums. Some gels can stay on for longer than others but your dentist will provide further advice. Home teeth whitening in Banbury will give you whiter and brighter teeth but it will take up to two weeks to see an effect.
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For further information about teeth whitening in Banbury, or to book an appointment, please get in contact with us and our helpful and professional staff will help discuss your options to feeling more confident in your brighter, whiter smile.