So, you want to get your smile to the whitest shade possible before the big day? Perhaps you’re wondering exactly how to get your teeth white in time. Let’s look at the options available to you at our Wiltshire-based dental practice!
High-Street Whitening Products
High-street whitening products are favoured for their inexpensive cost and ease of accessibility. But did you know these products can actually do more harm than good? Let us show you why.
Tooth Whitening Toothpastes
Tooth whitening pastes are a popular over-the-counter product for those looking to level up their smile. However, due to their consistency and formula, many tooth whitening pastes are abrasive and over time, can be harmful to your tooth’s enamel.
Whitening toothpastes tend to contain a minute amount of bleaching agent along with silica, which does most of the hard work to scrub off unwanted stains from the surface of your teeth. By scratching at the tooth’s surface, silica can thin the enamel and prevent re-mineralisation leaving your teeth vulnerable to decay – think of it like using sand to clean a glass window!
Of course, not all tooth whitening pastes are harmful, but it is vital that you research the ingredients that your chosen brand contains and, if in doubt, always speak to your Salisbury dentist at the Sarum Dental Practice for advice on protecting your teeth.
Over-the-Counter Tooth Whitening Strips and Gels
High-street whitening strips and gels are marketed heavily on social media due to the popularity of the perfect celeb smile, but can they harm your smile? The bleaching formulation in whitening strips and gels are an important part of the whitening process. And it’s this feature that can damage your soft gum tissue and cause sensitivity, wear away enamel, and even cause chemical burns!
You may have brought your whitening gels because of their affordability, but have you considered the potential dental costs required to fix the damage caused by these high-street brands? Luckily, we have an affordable, safe, and effective solution to whitening your smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening at Sarum Dental
Here at Sarum Dental in Salisbury, we offer our patients the best in whitening products, including the Boutique Whitening system. This product provides a whole new experience for those looking to whiten their smiles through comfortable, bespoke trays, a gentle formula, and the experience of talented Sarum dentists overseeing your smile’s progress. Boutique whitening:
- Effectively whitens and enhances your smile
- Will not damage your tooth’s enamel
- Is kind and gentle on sensitive teeth
- Is convenient and QUICK
- Is one of the most affordable whitening systems available
- Only prescribed by a professional dentist