There are lots of reasons why people choose to have their teeth whitened at Harley Street Dental Clinic. It is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that we offer.
Below we discuss just two of the common reasons why people choose teeth whitening. It is a treatment that can easily be used in conjunction with other procedures to give you the effects of a smile makeover. If this is something you want to consider, talk to a member of our team.
One of the reasons why teeth get yellow is the natural process of ageing. The processes of renewal in the body tend to slow down as we age and we produce less of various substances than we did before. One of these is the enamel on your teeth. Enamel is broken down slowly by the acid produced by the natural bacteria in your mouth. You can slow this process with regular brushing and other good habits such as not snacking in between meals. Enamel can also be damaged or chipped by accident. To some extent, the thickness and durability of your enamel is genetically determined.
Regardless of how careful you are, you will still experience some loss of enamel as you age. The transparency of thinner enamel exposes the dentine underneath. Dentine is yellow in colour, thus your teeth appear to be a different shade. As this is common to most people, we have a visual association between yellow teeth and advanced age, and white teeth and youth. This is why teeth whitening can be rejuvenating.
Celebrating a special occasion
There are some occasions that bring everyone together. These are important for social bonding and strengthening connections. They also give you something to look forward to and a boosting sense of celebration. It makes sense, for something as important as this, for you to want to look your best. Fortunately, teeth whitening is a relatively quick and easy procedure that you can have done in anticipation of a big day. All you need to do is book a consultation to check your teeth are suitable and to be fitted for your custom-made trays. You can then use these during an in-clinic whitening or at home.