How much brighter can my teeth get through Teeth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening Blog1 300x240Whether you want the Hollywood smile or simply to enhance your natural tooth colour, we have developed a simple guide on how bright and white your teeth can be after different types of teeth whitening methods.

With so much teeth whitening information on the internet and all the different products available, it can be difficult to know how much brighter and whiter teeth whitening can make your teeth.

Results will differ from person to person as tooth-responsiveness to teeth whitening methods will not be the same for everyone. The method used will also determine how light, bright and white your teeth can be, luckily this is something you can control. There are three main methods which can help you achieve the smile you want.

  • The Natural Smile – If you are looking for a naturally bright smile to flash on the streets of Belfast, the home whitening method might be for you. This method builds upon your natural tooth colour and will brighten your teeth by one or two shades. There are many home kits available and they take about two to three weeks to see results. However, when using these kits we would always advise a follow-up appointment with your dentist.
  • The Dramatic Smile – The dramatic smile is one step up from naturally brighter teeth. If you want to increase the whiteness of your smile by three to five shades, then you can make your teeth brighter with a tray or mouth piece which can be bought in cosmetic dental clinics. You place whitening gel into the mouth piece and wear it in your mouth when you are asleep and at regular intervals throughout the day. Results take between two to three weeks to appear.
  • The Hollywood Smile – To achieve The Hollywood Smile the natural colour of your teeth will be brightened by six to seven shades. The method involves whitening the teeth with a power whitening technique and will have to be carried out by a trained and certified dental practitioner. The method usually requires only one trip to the dental surgery before you see results and your dental practitioner should provide you with teeth whitening aftercare.

Lifestyle factors can affect whether your teeth stay light, bright and white for weeks or months after each whitening treatment method. If you want to keep your new smile bright for longer then reduce lifestyle factors that stain teeth, such as smoking, drinking red wine, sugary drinks, tea or coffee.

With any whitening method we would always advise booking an appointment with a qualified dentist to ensure you are choosing the best method for you.

Braden Dental Care is a Belfast-based cosmetic dental clinic which has been providing quality dental care for over 10 years. If you are thinking of whitening your teeth then contact us to book an appointment.