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How to get whiter teeth from our hygienist in Richmond

Our hygienist in Richmond is often questioned on how the teeth can be made whiter and brighter. At Sheen Dental, we work with all our patients to help them get a great smile that is white, even and healthy using a range of treatment options. This guide explores how our patients can get a smile that rivals the brightest of their favourite Hollywood celebrities, including seeing our hygienist in Richmond, cleaning well at home, teeth whitening and veneers.

Make an appointment with the hygienist


Seeing our hygienist in Richmond is one of the easiest ways to restore the whiteness of the teeth. We deliver a very thorough professional clean that helps to remove stains and yellowing and can make the teeth look visibly brighter. The patient who attends for a regular scale and polish usually finds that their smile looks great with minimal effort. This treatment also helps to keep the teeth and gums healthy, minimising the need for intervention and issues such as gum disease and tooth loss.


Clean well at home


The most important element of keeping the teeth white and clean at home is consistency. Brushing and flossing occasionally is not going to cut it. Any patient who wants to maintain the cleanliness achieved with the help of the hygienist needs to establish a regular routine. Brushing should be completed twice every single day, and flossing should be done once. This helps to remove temporary stains and prevent or minimise the yellowing that often occurs over time.


Teeth whitening


If the patient has a regular routine for oral care at home, and visits our hygienist when needed, but remains unhappy with the colour of the teeth, then they may benefit from teeth whitening. Teeth whitening products that are purchased without any professional guidance are unlikely to be very effective, and some may even cause erosion of the enamel of the teeth. This can make them more likely to become damaged and they may also become sensitive.


When a patient visits us for teeth whitening, we record impressions of the teeth. This allows us to create trays that match the size and shape of the teeth exactly, and this helps to make whitening treatment more targeted and effective. The patient then returns to collect their whitening trays and a special gel that is applied to them.


The trays are worn at night alongside the gel for around two weeks, and the treatment is then complete. It is easy to do and delivers excellent results.


Veneers


If a patient has a severe degree of staining and yellowing, and some of their teeth are poorly shaped or even a little misaligned, then treatment with veneers may be a good option. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are applied to the teeth as a cover for a multitude of flaws. One of the main advantages of veneers is that the treatment is usually complete in just two or three appointments, and the results are instant.

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