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Teeth whitening for a dazzling smile

Tooth Whitening

Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea, fizzy drinks or fruit juices? Yellowing and discoloured teeth can be caused by what you eat and drink, as well as by other dental health issues. Ageing is another big factor in tooth discolouration. Whether you want to add a sparkle to your smile for your work or your wedding day, teeth whitening is a simple and safe way of erasing the effects of ageing, coffee, red wine or cigarettes. And because we associate white teeth with youth, you may well feel younger after the treatment.

Being happy with your smile plays a vital part in your self-confidence. Teeth whitening is a cost-effective and reliable method of brightening your teeth when performed by a reputable professional such as those at Denchic Dental Spa in North London.

There are two ways of getting your teeth whitened.

In-clinic whitening

In-clinic treatments, such as power whitening are the quickest way to get your teeth whitened. It is done in the dental surgery in just one visit and so is useful for those who are short on time. The dentist applies a protective coating to cover your lips and gums. A whitening gel is placed into a tray that fits snugly over your teeth. A light directed over your teeth activates the bleaching process, which takes around an hour. All you have to do is lie back and relax while your teeth become several shades brighter. Some dentists have a room dedicated to teeth whitening, providing music and TV or movies to entertain you while you go through the whitening process.

At-home whitening

Teeth whitening can also be carried out in the comfort of your own home. You will still need to visit your dentist, who will take impressions of your teeth. They then have customised trays made that fit snugly over your upper and lower teeth. You take a whitening kit home, then apply the specially formulated gel inside the tray and wear it either at night or during the day for a few hours. After about 2 weeks, your smile will be whiter and brighter.

How to Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Essex

Man Undergoing Cosmetic Dental TreatmentCosmetic dentistry is all the rage in Hollywood where many stars are opting for the perfect smile. Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever and many treatments are available – from teeth whitening and dental veneers to dental implants. Though cosmetic dentistry overlaps with restorative dentistry to a certain extent (i.e. both fields may employ implants and crowns for various treatments), a cosmetic dentist goes beyond restoring teeth and tries to create an ideal result according to the expectations of the patient in Essex. Cosmetic dentistry requires a high level of finesse and skill, so make sure you choose the best professional for the type of cosmetic dentistry treatment you are considering.

Our experienced dentists at Simply Teeth in Essex offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments for a complete smile makeover. Here are a few:

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry and is a relatively inexpensive way to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. Teeth whitening can be performed at home under your dentist’s supervision or in the dentist’s chair in less than an hour (i.e. laser treatment).

Composite bonding

Composite bonding fillings made of resin resembling your natural teeth colour, ensure that the health and appearance of your chipped teeth can be fully restored. It is a quick procedure that requires minimum preparation and can be performed with only one visit to your dentist.

Veneers

Tooth veneers are small hard cases for teeth made of porcelain and are designed to substitute tooth enamel. Tooth veneers are one of the oldest treatments in cosmetic dentistry and they are preferred by patients who wish to fix minor imperfections such as chipped teeth.

Crowns

Teeth which are heavily damaged can be covered or substituted with natural-looking porcelain crowns, which look more natural and are more effective than veneers in the long run.

Invisible braces and clear alignments

In recent years, many adults and teenagers are opting for invisible braces and clear alignments to straighten their teeth instead of metal braces in order to avoid the effect of ‘metal mouth’. However, invisible braces might not be the ideal solution for you if your teeth are severely misaligned.

For Dental Hygiene, The Gender Gap is an Unwanted Evolutionary Feature

Dental HygieneYou may or may not have noticed, but women smile so much more often than men do. There is a reason for this, and it stems from your brushing habits above all else.

Clean Communication

The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports the disparate propensity to smile between both genders. Researchers theorize that the difference is a result of evolution—not only in a physiological sense, but within the sociological realm as well. They say that men have a hormonal indisposition towards smiling, rooted to the primal function of intimidating rivals. Women, on the other hand, have developed to express themselves more readily, in assistance to the mate selection process.

Of course, centuries of advancement within every single aspect of society has made these primal foundations shaky. Scaring off enemies and inviting ‘mates’ are now motivations laughably archaic, albeit still applicable to a muted extent. Dentists from AuraDentalLondon.co.uk cite why the gender-based, gender-varying inclination to smile still stands, although for a much more modern, far simpler reason: hygiene.

Communicating Cleanliness

Could it be that men smile less because they have worse teeth? Studies provide sufficient reason to believe so. Surveys on the habits of men and women reveal that women take better care of their teeth, from flossing to brushing to the frequency of dentist visits.

Maria Perno, former president of the American Dental Hygienists Association, says that a better oral hygiene regimen benefits women more than it does men. She notes how ‘despite [the fact] that women may be more prone to developing gum disease during certain life cycles, such as pregnancy or menopause, men still have a higher rate of gum disease’.

In terms of caring for their teeth, women are dominating for their own collective advantage. Better teeth may be one prominent, modern reason women tend to smile more often than men do. But, providing better teeth for all remains the goal of dentistry, one that is unattainable as long as a gender gap exists along something as basic as brushing one’s teeth.