Most of us would like to get whiter teeth. None of us are born with discoloured teeth. Over time, teeth become discoloured but some of us have more yellow teeth than other. To question why this is we must look at the reasons why teeth become discoloured. Firstly, teeth lose their white shine naturally with age. Enamel, the strong protective coating on teeth naturally fades with wear and tear. This isnt helped by poor oral hygiene either. If you don't brush your teeth the recommended number of times per day, or you forget to floss, plaque builds up and teeth become a stronger yellow colour. Smokers also can suffer from discoloured teeth as tobacco products stain teeth. Certain medication and illnesses too can affect the colour of enamel. The one factor that a lot of people are oblivious to is that some people inherit a more yellow gene than others. Therefore, you may be able to blame your parents for not having a glistening white smile!
Get whiter teeth at home or in our practice
However, all of these factors aren't an excuse for having a discoloured smile. Whitening strips and whitening toothpaste are available, but for a truly whiter smile, we recommend professional whitening from our practice. Bamboo Dental offer two effective whitening systems. Our first system to get whiter teeth is the take home whitening kit. Affordable and effective teeth whitening can now be achieved from the comfort of your own living room. Simply visit our practice in Cardiff for a free consultation to check you are eligible for teeth whitening and which course of treatment could best suit you. Bamboo Dental will then arrange to have some whitening trays made for you. These trays have an appearance similar to a retainer and are designed for you to wear at home in short session, with the whitening bleach inside. We will supply you with several syringes of whitening gel to assure you reach the level of whiteness you seek. Our second system to get whiter teeth is more traditional and involves having your treatment performed by one of our dentists in the practice. The benefit of this system is that you have one of our experts performing the very best service for you. Results are seen immediately, and you only have to attend four short 15 minute session to have the white smile you always dreamed of. With your expert dentist, you can discuss what level of brightness you want to achieve, something harder to do when you're whitening your teeth by yourself. We will supply you with take home trays once again so you can maintain your perfect white smile. Both options have their benefits, and both are extremely popular with our patients. If ease and comfort are your priority, the first treatment may serve you well. If you're after expert care and a more premium service, the in chair treatment may serve better.
Where to get whiter teeth
If your'e still undecided over which whitening treatment to opt for, but you want to get whiter teeth, weve placed a testimonial below from Karen Sprout, a patient who was in the same position a year ago. Id been considering getting teeth whitening for a while. Its one of those things that I think most people would like to get done but never get round to doing. When I saw in the new year last year, I decided to do a lot of the things on my bucket list. Teeth whitening was definitely one of those things. My teeth are pretty straight not perfect but theyll do. However my teeth were a bit yellow. They needed some TLC to be fair. I always felt self-conscious around cameras because of it. I wanted a whiter smile so I decided Id try some professional whitening. After a bit of research on the web, I found Bamboo Dental. Perfect, I thought to myself - a local dentist in Cardiff offering affordable teeth whitening. I was really drawn to the fact your'e open late on weeknights as I work on weekdays and do volunteer work for the community on the weekend. However, I couldn't decide between the take home whitening or the in chair treatment. I loved the idea of being able to do it from home but I knew it reality Im quite lazy and Id never get round to doing it or sticking to it. After much consideration, I decided to opt for the in chair treatment. I thought a professional cant mess it up, I can though! Id heard that the take home whitening kit was easy but I could make a flood without water! Alas, it was to be the in chair treatment! During my free consultation, I spoke with one of the dentists about the level of whiteness. I didn't realise how many different levels there were to choose from! I went for one that was in the middle. I didn't want bright bright white because I wanted them to look real. The dentist said I was a perfect candidate for whitening so it all went from there really.
Quick teeth whitening
Over the next few months, I attended four fifteen sessions in my lunch hour at work. I didn't tell any of the girls in the office about my treatment I wanted it to be a surprise! The four sessions were quick and pain free. The dentist clearly knew what he was doing and I felt safe in the chair. The results you could see straight away. I couldn't believe how white they looked at first. I wasn't used to having nice teeth thats why. Everywhere I go, I get compliments now. Karen have you had your teeth done? They look so good! Thats lovely. I love compliments! Bamboo gave me some trays and gel to take home with me in order to maintain the whiteness. A year on, they still look as white. The trays are so easy, and I don't have to shy away from my son with his camera now!" As you can see, the two different options are available to suit everybody. If you are interested in teeth whitening, please get in touch with us by either calling the practice, or messaging us on our contact page here.