The Low-down on Teeth Whitening at Blue Sky Dentistry

Posted November 9, 2018 by Kim_Thomas

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments on offer at Blue Sky Dentistry in Northern Ireland, and it’s easy to see why. It’s quick, cost-effective and leaves the teeth several shades lighter.
[BELFAST, 9/11/2018]—The first thing to be aware of is that teeth whitening doesn’t remove all stains. Some stains, such as those caused by medication or disease, won’t be improved with teeth whitening. This is one reason why it’s always worth getting the opinion of a dentist before undergoing whitening treatment. An over-the-counter kit might be temptingly cheap, but it could end up being a waste of money if the stains don’t respond.

What Does Teeth Whitening at Blue Sky Dentistry Do?

It removes those surface level stains that are caused by factors such as smoking and highly pigmented food and drink. This includes: tea, coffee, red wine and red berries.

How Does Teeth Whitening at Blue Sky Dentistry Work?

There are two methods used at Blue Sky Dentistry: power teeth whitening and home teeth whitening.

Power whitening takes place at the surgery and takes just over an hour. The Blue Sky Dentistry dentist places a protective shield over the gums and lips, then paints a high-concentration whitening gel onto the teeth. This is activated by a UV light. The patient just sits back, relaxes and waits for the magic to happen. After an hour, the teeth are shades lighter.

Home teeth whitening uses a lower concentration gel, supplied by the Blue Sky dentist, and takes about two weeks to work. Blue Sky Dentistry create custom-made whitening trays for their patients, which fit neatly over their teeth. The whitening gel is then placed into the trays and worn for a few hours a day or overnight.

This is another reason to go to the Blue Sky Dentistry cosmetic dentist rather than buy a cheap kit: the shop-bought kit doesn’t have made-to-measure trays, and therefore whitening gel may leak onto the gums and cause irritation. It is also illegal for an over-the-counter kit to contain more than 0.1% active ingredient, making them much less effective than a Blue Sky Dentistry treatment.
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Issued By Kim Thomas
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Last Updated November 9, 2018