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Rhod restores confident smile with tooth whitening

It is always wonderful when you can completely restore someone’s confidence using a simple procedure, and with permission, I share with you the amazing before and after results. This lovely patient had previously had a fall and damaged the nerve in the tooth so the tooth subsequently died and discoloured. The options were to crown the tooth or try a much simpler technique of whitening the tooth from the inside.

Rhod

7 Benefits of Having Whiter Teeth

Tooth whitening has been elevated to high on the list in the grooming process. From your INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK feed to images around us the importance of having whiter teeth is everywhere.

Perhaps you’re on the fence about it. You’re wondering what the hype is about and if it’s the right decision for you.  Can it really have a big impact on your life?

FACT . Teeth whitening is a COMPLETELY SAFE , LIFE – ENHANCING PROCESS that can have REAL BENEFITS ON YOUR PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING 

1. IT ENHANCES YOUR APPEARANCE.  

You might have the healthiest teeth and straightest smile but you’re not immune to the results of coffees teas and red wine .Why settle for a post-editing effect on your photos when you can have the real thing? An ABSOLUTE DENTAL whiter smile makes your look stronger than it ever was before.

2. IT BOOSTS YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE

Whether you’re on a date, giving a big presentation at work or just walking down the street, you’ll want to smile at everyone you meet

3. IT MINIMIZES THE LOOK OF WRINKLES

A whiter smile shifts the focus on your face. Once your teeth are visible, people will naturally zero in on your smile drawing attention away from those little lines and wrinkles (although, we can help with the appearance of these too, at Absolute!)

4. IT DOESN’T BREAK THE BANK

You can make a huge update to your look without spending a wad of cash. ABSOLUTE DENTAL WHITENING is an affordable enhancer with a small price tag and larger than life effects.

5. IT MAKES YOU MORE ATTRACTIVE

Whiter teeth make you feel  more confident . This is a generally attractive quality that makes you appear friendlier . According to Huffington Post, whiter teeth are an indication that you take care of yourself.  Potential love interests will also find this attractive.

6. YOU CAN THRIVE IN PROFESSIONAL SITUATIONS

If you’ve got a big interview coming up, a whiter smile can work in your favour. Your smile charms the interviewer and creates a warmer atmosphere . Aside from nailing big interviews, you can also bring that same energy to everything from salary negotiations to brainstorming sessions.

7. IT GIVES YOU A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE

White teeth gives you more reasons to smile.  Even when you aren’t truly happy, smiling tricks your body into believing that you are instantly changing your mood.    You’ll have a more positive outlook on life because you’ll have a lot more reasons to smile than frown.

TOOTH WHITENING AT ABSOLUTE DENTAL is a great way to inject a confidence booster to your physical appearance and your psychological well-being.

Tooth Whitening is 100% safe – if done correctly!

More and more people are looking for brighter, whiter teeth. But does teeth whitening work and is it safe? Here are the answers to common questions about the treatment.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening involves the use of bleaching gels on your teeth to make them lighter or restore their brightness.
Who can perform teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.
Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there’s no dental professional present, and it may put your dental health at risk.
You can also buy DIY home teeth whitening kits but these may also carry risks.
What happens during teeth whitening at the dentist?
The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a custom-made, close fitting whitening tray (a little bit like a gum shield) and will instruct you how to use it with the whitening gel. Then, using your whitening tray at home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over two weeks.
The whitening gel (carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and the tooth becomes lighter. The structure of the tooth remains unchanged.
Can any dentist whiten teeth?
Yes, provided they are registered with the General Dental Council. Registered dental therapists and dental hygienists can also carry out teeth whitening on the prescription of a dentist.
To find out if a dental professional is registered with the GDC you can check online or call 0207 167 6000.
What are the risks of home kits and salon teeth whitening?
Some home kits don’t contain enough of the whitening product to be effective. More generally, if a dental professional is not doing the whitening, the whitening tray provided may not fit properly so some of the bleaching gel may leak out onto your gums and into your mouth, causing blistering and sensitivity.
Where teeth whitening is carried out in beauty salons by staff without any training or dental qualifications it not only carries a risk to your oral health, but is also illegal.
How do you go about getting teeth whitening?
Your dentist will advise you whether whitening is right for you. It may be that teeth whitening isn’t suitable, for example if you have gum disease or crowns.
Is teeth whitening permanent?
No, teeth whitening isn’t permanent. It can last from a few months to up to three years, but this varies from person to person. Generally, the whitening effect won’t last as long if you smoke or drink red wine, tea or coffee, which can all stain your teeth.
What are the risks of teeth whitening?
No matter what treatment you use, there is a chance your gums can be sensitive to the chemicals used in teeth whitening, especially if you already have sensitive teeth.
If you think your teeth whitening has been carried out illegally (that is, by someone not qualified or registered to perform it) contact the General Dental Council on 0207 167 6000 or email illegalpractice@gdc-uk.org.

Your Dental Appointment 100 Years Ago

When you go the dentist today, you know the routine: Check in, read a magazine and sip a tea in the dental room, and when you’re name’s called, enjoy a stress free chat with your dentist and receive quality care and expert treatment job done. However, if you were living a hundred years ago, your trip to the dentist might be not so stress free. Up until 1859, there was no formal qualification for practitioners of dental care in Britain, these practitioners being your barber or general physician (if you could afford one!).

Around one hundred years ago, a staggering fifty percent of the population would lose all their teeth in their lifetime. Clinics were basic, the dentist chair non existent and meant the ‘dentist’ would do all his treatments whilst standing. Antibiotics hadn’t been discovered and anesthetic was rarely used at all, although Novocaine was introduced around this time. This meant procedures were extremely painful, and due to primitive early dental instruments, often slow and torturous. As a result, infection control was poor and many fell ill and died as a result of extractions and operations. You would have been unknowingly exposed to high radiation doses from the early X-ray machines (the first x-ray had an exposure time of about 40 minutes!), as little was known about the risk of radiation, something which dentists today are extremely careful to minimise for our safety (a current dental exposure is approx. 0.8 seconds).

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We take for granted he level of care we receive, dental implants to replace missing teeth, orthodontics (with short term orthodontics offering straight teeth in approx. 6 months), tooth whitening, all examples of modern day treatment that would have been inconceivable one hundred years ago, and the wealth of knowledge and understanding that has been discovered in only one hundred years concerning oral health and the practice of dentistry is staggering.  Finally, you’ll be pleased to hear that only around ten percent of the population today lose all their teeth, and you get a sticker at the end of your appointment if you’re good!

Paige