Tooth Whitening Aberdeen | Woodside Dental Practice
Tooth whitening is a very simple common procedure to whiten natural tooth enamel in a short time and can be a highly effective way of lightening your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
Very few people have brilliant-white teeth and there are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth.
- Our teeth can become more discoloured as we get older
- They can also be stained on the surface through food, drinks and smoking
- Calculus and tartar can also affect the colour of the teeth
- Whiter teeth give a more youthful and confident smile
Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening. Your dentist will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are. The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour becomes lighter.
At Woodside Dental practice we offer professional home whitening kits rather than ‘laser’ or ‘in surgery’ tooth whitening systems. This method provides a much longer lasting result. As there is reduced dental chair time involved the costs are also considerably less.