Why visit your dentist for teeth whitening in Liverpool?
What is the best teeth whitening method? This is a question that we get asked regularly. Every discount store on the high street will sell you a product for under a fiver that is labelled as a teeth whitener so, in that marketplace, why do people opt for professional teeth whitening, which is invariably more pricey? It’s a good question and well worth us taking the time to address.
The best teeth whitening method is preventative
Up front, we have to mention that the very best way to keep your teeth white is to be mindful about oral health.
Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash at least twice a day for two-three minutes at a time will go a long way towards keeping your teeth pearly white.
If you drink coffee in the morning – a drink well known to contribute to stains on the teeth – could you brush directly after? If you smoke, could you cut down or stop? Smoking cessation is the number one way to improve the health of your mouth.
Of course, however well you look after your teeth, they can become stained and discoloured over time. When they do, your dentist may recommend a professional teeth whitening treatment. We’d like to tell you a little about why we recommend the treatments we do.
Make it Fiveways for professional teeth whitening
Naturally, we believe that the options we provide are the best teeth whitening methods available. That is why we choose to offer them, over and above the myriad other options available.
Professional teeth whitening is, more often than not, much more effective than any solution you could pick up on the high street. It also has the important added benefit of being much safer.
Teeth whitening uses dental bleach. You probably don’t need us to tell you that any time you consider putting bleach in your mouth you need to be very careful. We offer two options when it comes to professional teeth whitening:
- The first is a very quick in-chair treatment that gets great results, fast.
- The second is an at-home teeth whitening treatment that can take a few applications to achieve the desired result but can be done on your own time and costs less
If you have a big event coming up and need results fast, choose option one. If you have been considering a lower priced, at-home treatment then the benefit of option two is that it is still a professional teeth whitening treatment, that you use in consultation with, and under advice from, your dentist.
Teeth whitening may be a purely cosmetic treatment but it can also have health implications and, if done badly or using inferior products, can damage your teeth and gums.
If you are considering whitening your teeth, book a consultation and seek our advice. That’s what we’re here for!