Chances are, if you have ever considered whitening your teeth, you have probably browsed your local chemist and had a peek at the tooth whitening home kits.
It can be extremely tempting to whiten your teeth yourself at home and after all, many of the most reputable toothpaste brands advertise regularly that their home whitening kits can lighten your teeth in a short time period, provided you use their special brand every day.
Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? That’s because, more often than not, it is.
Despite all the claims, there is no brand of home based whitening kit that can lighten your teeth to the level that a dentist can.
If you want to undertake teeth whitening in Bedford, or anywhere in the UK and want to have your teeth whitened by over 2 shades with a long lasting finish, you are better off visiting your local dental clinic.
But what are the other advantages to visiting a dentist as opposed to using a home whitening kit?
Unless you are trained in dentistry, your first experience of performing any kind of whitening will be with a purchased home kit. If you want to gain a truly beautiful, ice white smile, leave it up to the professionals.
When you choose teeth whitening in Bedford, your dentist will have undertaken extensive training to perform the procedure and in essence, will be experienced in what they are doing.
When you choose a dentist to whiten your teeth, you can feel confident that the end result will look better than anything you could achieve with a home whitening kit.
Your dentist will be able to identify the different types of staining and apply oxidising gels of different strengths to remove them effectively, without causing damage to your teeth. A home whitening gel usually comes in one strength and if you have very stained teeth, you will be unlikely to remove them at home.
Better economic sense
While it may be more expensive to visit a dentist initially to have your teeth whitened, in the long term, it is actually more cost effective.
The results you will get from a home whitening kit will not last very long and may cause damage to the enamel if used incorrectly, which can lead to other issues, such as sensitivity. If you try multiple different brands of whitening gel, you may emmass an entire bathroom cabinet full of failed whiteners, which is just bad for your finances and a waste of space.
A dentist will provide you with a professional service which will last significantly longer than any home kit and will also look much better, giving you a whiter smile with an even tone. Many dental practices also provide their patients with a top up gel to wear at home, which can prolong the whiteness of your teeth, or act as boost if they become stained.
Contact your local dentist today for more information on whitening services and personalised whitening products.