Archive for May, 2010

American Vs British Teeth Whitening

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Americans are renowned for being obsessed with their teeth. You just have to take a look at a red carpet event in Hollywood to see sets of dazzling white teeth. The British appear to prefer the more natural look although teeth whitening does seem to have been establishing itself here over the past few years. Non-NHS cosmetic dentistry now amounts to a third of a dentist?s income, on average.

It has been documented that an American interviewer asked Ricky Gervais about his use of ugly fake teeth for comedic purposes, before being told that they were, in fact, his real teeth. Teeth can be a distinguishing feature of a person and therefore change may not be a good thing. Kate Moss has been quoted as saying that she loves her crooked teeth. However, if someone?s teeth are making their life miserable surely it can only be beneficial for them to have their teeth whitened and escape a life of avoiding opening their mouth or covering it with their hand whenever they laugh.

There needs to be a definitive line between restoring stained teeth to their former glory and creating unnaturally white teeth that can be quite grotesque. It is like anything, as long as it is done in moderation, teeth whitening can really make a positive difference to a person?s appearance.

A Brief History of the Quest for Whiter Teeth

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The wish to have whiter teeth is not a fad that has developed overnight; it has been around for centuries. According to research, hydrogen peroxide was used as early as 1884 to attain whiter teeth. Carbamide peroxide is now a much more popular choice as there is no risk of the gums and soft tissue being burned.

Cosmetic tooth whitening is the only way to ensure that you continue to have whiter teeth. Dentin, which is the material under enamel on teeth, is actually yellow and because enamel is transparent, the dentin can give teeth a yellow tone. Brushing teeth with whitening toothpaste is therefore not wholly effective. Teeth are also made darker by perished materials in the root canal then discolouring the dentin. In addition to this, age and daily stains from food and drink affect the colour.  

In the past, a cotton pellet was soaked in bleach and then placed inside the tooth with a root canal. This would be removed after a few days and a filling would be introduced. The result? Whiter teeth!

The technique that we use is somewhat less severe than this. Our teeth whitening kits work by having the whitening gel in contact with the teeth for as long as is needed, without causing any damage. Having whiter teeth has been proven to lead to health and happiness through inner confidence. So if you want whiter teeth with minimum effort try our simple to use teeth whitening kits.

Want Confidence? Get Your Teeth Whitened

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

So, you?ve done it, you?ve got yourself a hot date. You?ve had your hair done, bought that new dress you have been eyeing up for weeks with no expense spared. You look stunning? until you open your mouth. 

People spend so much money on clothes, shoes, make-up etc and yet seem to neglect their teeth which are on display for such a large amount of time during daily life. Some people try to combat this by avoiding laughing or smiling as much as possible, but their teeth can still be seen when they are talking. Try and imagine how it must be for the other person, on a date with someone who does not laugh or smile. You could be giving the wrong impression just because you lack confidence.

Confidence is drawn from your own impression of yourself; it is not from how other people view you, so if you feel confident you?ll be confident. You could change your opinion of yourself by having your teeth whitened.

Do you enjoy drinking tea, coffee and red wine? Maybe you are a smoker or used to be and the evidence still shows on your teeth? If you have considered having your teeth whitened at the dentist but the cost is too high, The Smile Place could have the solution for you. Our teeth whitening kit is easy to use, with great results and is available at a fraction of the price that dentists offer. Even the postage is free!

Become irresistible and even look up to five years younger with The Smile Place. By having your teeth whitened you can have the confidence to flash those pearly whites and enjoy dating like never before!