Ever thought of having brighter, whiter, younger looking teeth?
You may have noticed your teeth changing colour over time, or that they have picked up stains from your favourite foods or drinks. You may have had darker or stained teeth for as long as you can remember. For a lot of these, teeth whitening is a simple, safe and effective method of reversing these changes in as little as 2 weeks.
At Abbots Lodge Dental Practice, we select the best products based on safety and efficiency that is guided by the latest available research and of course, your personal preferences.
Teeth whitening can be a quick and easy way to make your teeth look healthier and more attractive without any alterations to the actual tooth structure. Most people have treatment over a period between 2 – 6 weeks, wearing a custom-made whitening appliance each night loaded with whitening gels.
Book in for a consultation with us and we can discuss whether tooth whitening may be right for you!
Did you know?
Around 4,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used to whiten their teeth using a whitening paste made of ground pumice stone and white vinegar.
The Romans also whitened their teeth, however you may be shocked to know they used, (wait for it), urine. The ammonia within the urine acted as a bleaching agent which made their teeth whiter.
In the 17th Century, people would visit their local barber to file down their teeth. Once filed, they used an acid to whiten them. Although this did make their teeth whiter, it also eroded their tooth enamel which led to tooth decay.
You’ll be pleased to hear that tooth whitening has come a long way since the Egyptians, and the Romans and our teeth whitening methods are much safer and more up to date. They are also guaranteed to give you a lovely set of whiter teeth.