Teeth Whitening Guide

Teeth Whitening Guide

With the average person dealing with an ever-increasing list of responsibilities, it is very easy to let certain things slide in order to make the time for new commitments. Between work, family and community our time is taken up with so many appointments, visits and tasks that we often fail to look after ourselves in the rush.

Personal health is usually one of the first things to fall by the wayside and no other aspect is usually as neglected as our teeth. Dental hygiene is one of the most `forgotten about` aspects of our personal care and what treatments we do seek are usually reactionary rather than preventative.

It is a New Year though and time to take stock, reflect and allot time to yourself. Seeing the dentist only when you have toothache is doing yourself a disservice that may have some very unpleasant consequences in the long run. Routine dental checkups and appointments should be scheduled throughout the year in order to ensure that your oral health is and stays, at an appropriate level.

It`s not all about the big trips to the dentist though as oral hygiene starts in the home. It may be that you need an overhaul of your routine in order to ensure healthy looking teeth. One of the biggest complaints we have about our teeth here in the UK is more to do with the cosmetic aspect of tooth coloration than with any more serious problems.

Following a proper regime can make all the difference and this should include brushing teeth at least twice a day and flossing, using a fluoride mouthwash and limiting your intake of sugar. The difficulty with this is, though it will help to prevent further discoloration, it may not have any real discernible effect on existing staining.

Most people will have thought about purchasing one of these often advertised `home whitening` kits. They will either decide not to or go through with it or realise that these are incredibly fiddly and give up on the task. It needn`t be so hard though as the UK is home to some of the world`s best cosmetic dentists and sometimes it is easier and better to let an expert help you. Tooth whitening  can be done in a variety of ways with courses of treatment lasting anywhere from one to four weeks. A consultation will help put you at ease regarding both the process and the cost and you can then sit back and let a professional help you achieve a whiter smile.

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