How teeth whitening in Bedford can help you look your absolute best

Preparing for a big day?

Now, more than ever, there is an increased focus on the importance of looking your absolute best. With more photographs being taken daily than ever before, it is understandable that a rising number of people are beginning to focus more on the aesthetics of their smiles. Nobody wants to think that their teeth are yellow or stained in comparison to others, especially at a big event such as a wedding or social occasion. Luckily though, through teeth whitening in Bedford, it is possible to bring out the best in everyone’s smile, and often within a timescale of only a few hours.


Why seek out cosmetic whitening through the dentist?

If you’ve noticed stains or discolouration on the surface enamel of your teeth, and decided you want to do something about it – it can often be tempting to go for the cheapest and most convenient option. With the increased focus around the brightness of our smiles, there has been a significant spike in the amount of online sellers providing  a cheap, quick-fix solution. Whilst these may seem like the easiest option, a lot of them actually contain a dangerously high level of hydrogen-peroxide, and other chemicals which are not verified by dental specialists. As such, they can often cause the enamel of those who use them to erode on a permanent basis. Additionally, these online home-whitening kits are not moulded around each person’s teeth, and   can cause them to have darker strips in between their teeth where the hydrogen-peroxide did not reach, and thus end up having an uneven looking smile. Therefore, for the best possible results, it is always recommended that patients seek out a cosmetic dentistry specialist to professionally whiten their teeth, or to provide them with a verified home-whitening kit.

In-practice whitening

If your big day is looming, and – caught up in a hundred and one other things – you’ve left the brightening of your teeth till the last, the fastest way to get effective results is through in-practice whitening. This is when a cosmetic dental specialist professionally whitens your teeth in the dental chair, and can brighten your smile in as little as an hour. This is achieved by initially making a mould of your dental shape, from which a unique retainer is made. Into this retainer, a dentally verified, safe amount of a peroxide-based formula gel is placed, before being perfectly fitted over your unique tooth structure. Then, a dental UV light is shown directly onto the retainer, which breaks down the whitening compound within the gel, and begins immediately to eradicate any amount of marks or superficial staining to your enamel. After as short a time as an hour, your smile will be visibly far brighter and whiter – just in time to wow your friends and colleagues and smile your absolute brightest.


Home-whitening kits

If time is on your side, but you still want to achieve a whiter smile at your leisure, then you could opt for a home-whitening kit which is available through your dentist. This operates on a similar basis to in-practice whitening in that a mould is made of your tooth shape, and a thin amount of peroxide gel is placed inside it. However, the process can be carried out within the comfort of your home and patients can see their teeth brighten, shade by shade over the course of about two weeks.