Why a dentist is vital for tooth whitening treatment

A dentist should always be consulted by anyone looking for teeth whitening treatment. At Aura Dental in North London, our skilled team offer a number of tooth-whitening options, which can be carried out at home or here in the dental practice.

tooth whitening treatmentTeeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments available from a cosmetic dentist. When done properly by a qualified dental professional, it is a safe, reliable and predictable way to boost the appearance of your smile, quickly and painlessly.

When you think about it, it’s not hard to see why our teeth get stained by everyday activities. Drinks including red wine, coffee and tea, habits such as smoking, and some medicines, medicated mouthwashes and even medical conditions can cause staining of the teeth. Many people also find that as they age their teeth lose some of their natural sparkle. Teeth whitening treatments such as those available at our North London dental practice are designed to get rid of these everyday stains and leave you with a brighter, whiter smile.

If you have been searching the internet for teeth whitening options, you are likely to have come across numerous products that claim to whiten teeth. Some beauty salons and high street shops also sell whitening products. However, these should be avoided.

The whitening products available from your dentist have been extensively tested for both safety and efficiency. The chances are that other products, available from the internet or the high street, will not have been tested this rigorously, and will be of inferior quality. While this may simply mean they don’t work, unregulated products also have the potential to cause serious discomfort and even damage to your teeth and gums.

Like any cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening should also only be carried out on a healthy mouth. At Aura Dental in North London, we use several techniques, including laser whitening, Zoom teeth whitening, home whitening and internal bleaching for deeper stains.