23 Mar

Take home teeth whitening from London dentist is safe and effective

In the last decade there has been a huge increase in the number of teeth whitening products available. Many of these have become available on an over-the-counter basis for easy and convenient treatment at home.
The most effective of these home treatments try to copy the design of the in-surgery whitening trays used by dentists. They use a hydrogen peroxide based active gel, which comes into contact with the tooth enamel, bleaching discoloured and stained areas to return them to their original colour.
Teeth whitening is an effective treatment to restore the appearance of aesthetically damaged teeth. Teeth that are stained or yellow can make you look a lot older than you actually are. This is because our teeth tend to lose their white colour as we age. Teeth whitening is capable of producing teeth that are ten times whiter than they were originally.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can be effective but it has to be said that treatments performed by dentists in surgery are usually capable of producing more dramatic results. There are also some safety concerns about using peroxide based gels without the necessary safety equipment. London dentists will be able to use the correct safety equipment to keep your soft tissue safe.
Many dentists realise the convenience of home treatments and are now offering take home trays. These are specially designed for your individual teeth and filled with a lower concentration peroxide, so they are safer. These can be worn for several hours during the day or even at night. These can be teamed with in-surgery treatments for a more complete whitening procedure. Ask your dentist for more information about the amazing possibilities of take home teeth whitening.