Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that is really underrated in the wide world of dentistry. It is usually quick and painless and can provide stunning results, not only for your appearance, but also for your self-confidence too.

What is teeth whitening?

Whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that is broad, but is usually a number of methods involving chemicals and manual cleaning of the teeth in order to improve their appearance to be whiter. There a number of different methods that give a number of different quality results, however most people can really benefit from whitening overall.

Why you should whiten your teeth?

Why we do something is one of the most important questions when it comes to anything, but the reality is that whitening your teeth can really have a big impact on your self-confidence and as a result many other parts of your life. One of the first things that people tend to notice about others when they meet them is their teeth and this can make people feel self-conscious, especially if they have issues with dark or stained teeth. This is one of the reasons why whitening your teeth is such an important procedure, particularly because it is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and can provide some great results for people.

Teeth whitening methods

There are various methods available and each differ, these include:

  • Visiting the hygienist – this is where your teeth are professionally cleaned by a dental professional. Your hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can cause a lot of the discolouration and staining that you can see on the teeth of some people. There is also a very noticeable difference with this method when it comes to the feeling of the surface of your teeth, especially because they much cleaner.
  • Consumer products – these are over the counter products sold at your supermarket or chemist. These can include anything from toothbrushes and toothpastes to specialised whitening kits.
  • Visiting your dentist – Your dentist will commonly use a product that is similar to a tooth whitening kit sold over the counter in supermarkets and chemists, but it will differ in many ways. For example, the mouthguard used in the “kit” can be custom moulded to your mouth and a bleaching gel can be applied to your teeth and mouthguard and left for a period of time. The mouthguard itself provides a much better fit than the over the counter kits and the bleaching gel is often of a greater strength and will usually provide much greater results.


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Exeter Dental Care

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