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The benefits of tooth whitening

One of the benefits of tooth whitened is an improvement in general self esteem, making us happier and more content.

Over time our teeth may become discoloured by certain foods that we eat, drinking coffee or red wine, smoking, and how well we brush and floss. Whitening can help by producing a younger looking effect. If we’re not embarrassed by or conscious of our teeth, we smile naturally and confidently. Smiling has been shown to improve mood by triggering the production of endorphins.

Dental professionals have noticed that patients who’ve had their teeth whitened tend to show an improvement in their oral health care routine. Experiencing the advantages of whiter teeth often leads us to take good care when brushing, flossing, and seeing our dentist for professional cleanings. Since good oral health can improve your overall health and prevent many diseases, this is by far the most important reason to consider teeth whitening.

Fresh Dental Care uses ‘Enlighten’ Tooth Whitening since changes in legislation were introduced in November 2012.

Tooth whitening is the number one cosmetic dental procedure worldwide and often offers the maximum benefits when used as part of a smile makeover treatment plan.

Although a simple procedure, tooth whitening should only ever be carried out by a professional dental team. At Fresh Dental Care inMaidstone, we have extensive experience in tooth whitening. During an initial consultation, we will discuss and carefully assess your current dental condition and explain what degree of whitening we could realistically expect to help you achieve.

The effects of tooth whitening usually last for about one to two years, although the results will be dependant on your diet and lifestyle – for example, if you smoke. Black coffee and red wine are also culprits which may mean boosting the whitening a little sooner.  Touch up re-whitening can be easily achieved by applying a bespoke, custom made tray containing whitening gel at home every six months or so or as needed.

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