A Harlow dentist gives out some good advice on teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a much sort out consequence of modern living advises a Harlow dentist. Just about everyone these days wants to have a Hollywood style smile, Simon Cowell has a lot to answer for, but he is also a great advert for this trend. White teeth give us a great smile and that is something that also gives us confidence, but what is involved? First off there is a cheap method of achieving white teeth and a medium and expensive way. A home whitening kit will cost less than a £100 and is easy to do; it involves mixing a bleaching agent and a reactor in a gum shield which is then fitted over the teeth and left to do its job. The results vary depending on how well you follow the instructions, the quality of the product and the amount of discolouration on the teeth. Most people will however get their teeth whitened at a salon or their dentist, at the salon you will have a technician doing the job, and their method isn’t recommended for people with badly receding gums as the root is exposed. A gel is brushed on the teeth and a rubber shield is used to expose them and protect the gums, tongue and lips. An intense light is shone on the exposed teeth to react with the gel, this breaks down the stains and encourages the enamel to smooth itself out and give the appearance of a whiter tooth. There are restrictions on what you can eat and drink, but this method has had good reviews. A visit to the dentist will be needed if you want to go a bit more expensive and have veneers fitted. Thin veneers will cover the tooth and give you an instant and lasting whiteness; they will also cover chipped and cracked teeth. They last around 3-5 years. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.