It’s ok to smile on a selfie

<a title="Woman smiling on her selfie"The pout is on its way out. The grin is on its way in. As more and more people brighten up their smiles with teeth whitening in Northern Ireland, there is less need for that somewhat irritating pose of the pout in everyone’s selfies. Can they all be just trying to hide their teeth? Who knows. Certainly, none of the selfie brigade look very happy and being happy is where it’s at, and to feel happy, people need to smile, smile, smile.

The best way to get a licence to smile is to go for teeth whitening in Northern Ireland. The world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is available from various dentists, including Blue Sky Dentistry.

Why choose teeth whitening?

The reason teeth whitening is so popular is that it is quick and non-invasive. It’s the perfect treatment for someone who has an important event coming up and they want to look for great for the photos. As teeth whitening does not alter the structure of the teeth in any way, it also makes a great add-on treatment, and is often used to bring that final sparkle to teeth that have been in braces for months.

The process

Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide, a well-known stain remover that gets into the structure of the tooth enamel to lift out extrinsic stains, such as those caused by tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and berries.

Treatment can be carried out in about an hour in the dentist’s chair. The patient’s lips and gums are covered with a protective barrier before the teeth are coated with whitening gel. This is activated by a UV lamp.

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Treatment can also be carried out at home with a less concentrated gel that needs to be worn for several hours, or overnight, every day for about a fortnight to get similar results. For this, the patient is supplied with a whitening kit, which includes custom-made gel trays, created using impressions taken of the patient’s teeth.

In Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment. It can last several months if the patient follows a diligent hygiene routine and avoids drinks and foods that cause staining.