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A radiant smile is a confidence booster, and teeth whitening has become a sought-after solution for achieving it. Among the various methods, one key player stands out: hydrogen peroxide. But how does this common household item become the star of teeth whitening treatments?

Understanding Teeth Discolouration

Before delving into hydrogen peroxide’s role, it’s important to understand why teeth become discoloured. Factors like diet, age, and lifestyle choices contribute to stains and yellowing, causing many to seek effective whitening solutions.

How hydrogen peroxide works for teeth whitening - Excellence In DentistryThe Role of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a powerful bleaching agent, and its application in teeth whitening is backed by science. When used at the right concentration, it breaks down into water and oxygen molecules. This process creates an oxidation reaction that targets and breaks down the stain molecules embedded within the tooth enamel.

The Whitening Process

Teeth whitening products, whether used in a dental clinic or at home, leverage hydrogen peroxide’s oxidative properties. In professional treatments, dentists carefully apply the hydrogen peroxide solution, ensuring minimal contact with the gums. The solution penetrates the enamel, targeting stains and lightening the tooth’s colour.

Safety and Considerations

Hydrogen peroxide is effective, but safety is paramount. Professional treatments are supervised to prevent excessive exposure. Over-the-counter products also contain hydrogen peroxide, but in lower concentrations. It’s important to follow instructions for safe usage.

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Products

Professional teeth whitening sessions yield quicker results due to higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. However, over-the-counter options offer convenience and gradual whitening. Choosing the right method depends on your preferences and goals.

Maintaining Your Bright Smile

After a successful whitening treatment, maintaining the results involves good oral hygiene and mindful habits. Regular brushing, flossing, and limited consumption of staining agents like coffee and red wine can extend the effects of whitening.

Why Choose Excellence In Dentistry for Teeth Whitening

A radiant smile can make a lasting impression, boosting your self-confidence and overall appearance. If you’re considering teeth whitening, choosing the right dental provider is paramount to achieving the results you desire.

Choosing Excellence In Dentistry for your teeth whitening journey guarantees not only a brighter smile but also a safe and personalised experience. With our expertise, advanced technology, and commitment to your comfort, you can confidently embark on the path to a more radiant smile.

What Our Patients Say

E.P. TrainingE.P. Training
07:24 25 May 23
Amazing service. Excellent staff. Very happy.
Ryan RossRyan Ross
09:49 03 May 23
Have been coming to this practice for years, despite it being a good long drive. Initially I had concerns when Andre handed the reigns over, but these concerns proved unfounded as the team continued to be just as kind, caring and attentive as always. Any dental work is always carried out thoroughly and diligently and I always leave feeling like nothing has been missed or rushed. In addition, the practice uses ‘the wand’ for anaesthesia, a barely noticeable and ultra fine needle that administers slowly and without much discomfort. As someone who has a fear of needles this has helped hugely. I often struggle with tooth sensitivity so the hygienist visit is always something I dread, but Agota’s reassuring and patient attitude makes things go much more smoothly. Honestly can’t recommend them highly enough.
Ana SerrãoAna Serrão
18:08 22 Mar 22
I want to say how comfortable the dentist Prya make me feel during the hygiene treatment today ,very professional and give me all instructions about mouth care .Very happy indeed 😊 😀Ana Serrao
Phillippa FrostPhillippa Frost
11:09 18 Jan 22
I went to see Priya for facial aesthetics and am absolutely thrilled with the results. Her knowledge was fantastic and the results are so natural. Priya is so warm and welcoming I will definitely be going back to her and I am so pleased I have found someone I trust to treat my face. I cannot recommend her enough, I have been absolutely blown away with the results. Thank you Priya for all your advice and care.
Illona o'sheaIllona o'shea
07:55 06 Oct 21
Highly recommend. I’ve been coming here for over 20 years. It’s not local to me but I travel here because it’s worth it. The care here is truly excellent. I was worried when Andre retired but Keelin is every bit as good and so I will continue to come here.
Jessica CooperJessica Cooper
09:40 30 Sep 21
I had an initial check up, hygiene appointment and fillings. All well organised and helpful when booking and wonderful service. Always answered the Phone and easy to book appointment. Dentist and colleagues were understanding and professional. All treatments went well and no issues.
Life InsatiableLife Insatiable
14:08 10 Mar 20
I have never liked going to the dentist due to my dentist when I was 18!!!But their practice is just lovely. The staff are so warming and welcoming, making you feel at ease and giving you all the information regarding the treatment.Really gentle too and have such a positive progressive approach to how they are going to help you. Thank you guys so much for making me feel at ease.
The Gaming BirdThe Gaming Bird
19:36 09 Jul 19
Great dental practice. Brilliant with all the family and expert advice. They are really good at making anxious patients feel calm and explain any treatments fully with you. State of the art equipment, TV screens and music to make you feel relaxed. Both my kids also having orthodontic treatment here. Highly recommend....