Teeth Whitening London Solution

mint cosmetic teeth whitening kitIf you are looking for teeth whitening London services, then you’re in luck as there are many options available to you, and they are not all equal. So before you phone the nearest clinic to book an appointment, hold your horses and read on to make sure that you make the right choice for you.

Since you are considering getting whitening treatment, your first thoughts might be to go to a dental clinic, however, one of the most popular methods of achieving the results is to use home teeth whitening kits.

Whitening products have been around for a few years and things have certainly improved, especially the technology and innovations behind it. In fact some of the products available can be just as effective as whitening provided by dentists.

One of the leading brands of product for home whitening (and safest) is from Mint Cosmetics. Their premium home whitening kit uses non-peroxide ingredients and as such is much safer than those found in other kits. Lets explore it in more detail.

Click here to visit http://www.mintcosmetics.co.uk

(Use code: MN1 to receive 10% off your order)

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

First of all, you need to have a basic understanding of how whitening of the tooth works. At it’s most basic level, it involves the use of hydrogen peroxide which is a powerful bleaching agent.

Most forms of whitening use this ingredient and the difference between methods is usually the strength and concentration of the bleaching agent used. The kits available from the high street uses very low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (as little as 0.1%), whereas dentists would use higher concentrations to get a more marked effect (anywhere from 6% up to 25%!). It’s not without its side-effects that can range from redness, stinging, or irritation at the application. Since it is applied around the teeth, there is a risk of gum and soft tissue irritation around the mouth.

So how does the Mint Cosmetic Whitening Kit differ?

The main difference with the Mint kit is that it is a non-peroxide solution that is unique to Mint Cosmetics. It is a unique formula that works up to 400% faster than traditional peroxide based products. In fact it uses a 16% sodium perborate formula, the highest concentration allowed and is EU approved. This provides peace of mind as it’s fully compliant with the most recent developments in dental legislation and is safer than most peroxide based alternatives.

 

Is it effective?

Professional teeth whitening at a specialist clinic can whiten your teeth by up to 10-12 shades, depending upon the actual treatment.

On the other hand, products like whitening toothpastes have very low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, perhaps around 0.1%! It’s no surprise that they have very little if any whitening effect. In fact, the Daily Mail reported that

…according to exclusive research by the Daily Mail, toothpastes that promise a brighter smile could simply be money down the drain. We tested six of the market leading whitening toothpastes and found not one of them changed the colour of our testers’ teeth. (source: Daily Mail)

 

The Mint Cosmetic kit is a premium home kit and as such claims visible results within one application, and dependent upon the various factors, up to 8 shades whiter could potentially be achieved.

 teeth whitening before and after

One important consideration about home kits versus professional teeth whitening at a dental clinic is that they are generally less powerful. For some this may be a disadvantage, for others is a great benefit. When one has whitening treatment, it is often best if the results are more subtle and less ‘obvious’. Professional whitening can be so strong that the whitening effect is very apparent and it becomes obvious that one has had treatment. With the slightly lower strength premium home kits, the results can still be very effective, be obvious but not overtly ‘bright white’! It’s like those who use tanning products. It’s very obvious those who overdo it, it looks unnatural and in many cases awful. Subtlety is the way to go.

 

Cost

Many people if they have the funds will go for professional teeth whitening by suitably qualified dental professionals. This is the best option available but it’s not always the cheapest. Professional teeth whitening London can be expensive, typically around £200-£600. You will see many offers advertised as “treatment starting from £99″ or “starting from £150″. The keyword here is ‘starting from’, often the cost is a lot higher. Many dental practices sell their own whitening kits and these can sometimes cost up to £300! The reason for this is that they can use a professional lab to make a custom mouth guard.

The high cost has lead to a huge growth in the use of more cost-effective home whitening kits. Not only is it more cost-effective, but treatment can be carried out in the privacy and convenience of your own home. The Mint Cosmetic kit includes a Mouth tray, one of the most pliable and effective mouth trays on the market to make your own customised mouth guard! The same effect at a fraction of the cost.

 

Does it work?

Professional teeth whitening by a dental clinic is probably the most effective way of whitening teeth, but it comes at a cost. It is also a lot faster, often results within a single treatment. However, as with any health and beauty treatments, nothing is guaranteed. Even professional teeth whitening can fail to have any effect on some clients (source: Daily Mail), this would certainly be money down the drain!

The home kits and in particular, then Mint Cosmetics whitening kit claims to give visible results within one application and that only 30 minutes of use per day is required, so no need to use it overnight like many other products. The company also guarantee results within 10-14 days, this is great as it shows confidence in their product. They do offer customers a 28 day money back guarantee, so there is no risk and also further reinforces their confidence in the product.

 

 

Teeth whitening kit contentsWhats included in the whitening kit?

The teeth whitening kit by Mint Cosmetics is quite impressive and comes very well-presented and packaged. The contents include:

  • One of the most pliable sets of whitening trays available on the market
  • Mouth guard to store your whitening trays
  • 4 x 3ml Na HCO3 gel dispensers giving you 48 applications
  • Instructional booklet
  • DVD
  • 28 day money back guarantee

 

As someone who is looking for teeth whitening in London, we highly recommend the Mint Cosmetics premium teeth whitening kit as a very viable alternative to having it done at a dental clinic. There are numerous advantages and this is one of the best and safest kits on the market. With guaranteed results and a money back guarantee, it’s a great offer.

Use code: MN1 to receive 10% off your order.

Click here to visit http://www.mintcosmetics.co.uk

 

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Still interested in teeth whitening London? Then read on…

teeth whitening londonIn recent years, the demand for a ‘Hollywood smile’ has grown significantly and more and more people are opting to have their teeth whitened as a good way to improve the appearance generally. As celebrities (particularly movie stars), are always in the media showing off how glamorous they are and of course their perfect smiles, most of us can only look on with envy. What most people need to realise is that their perfect smiles have been ‘created’ through cosmetic dentistry.

More often than not, teeth whitening is one of the procedures most have had to achieve their whiter than white teeth. As cosmetic dentistry becomes more accepted and as people desire the same look as those found in celebrities, then this trend is only set to grow.

Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry that should only be performed by a dentist or other dental professional such as a dental hygienist. This is a legal requirement and if you happen to come across a beauty salon that offers whitening treatment without a dental professional being present, then they are acting illegally (more about whitening on the British Dental Health Foundation site)

The other way that you can get your teeth whitened is with the use of home kits. You can buy these in pharmacists and perhaps some larger supermarkets. Although they might seem attractive, be careful what you buy and ensure that they meet regulatory standards and have a guarantee. The premium whitening kits from Mint Cosmetics are worth a look. Visit their site at http://www.mintcosmetics.co.uk.

Laser Teeth Whitening

If you are going to get the job done properly, then chances are, you will want to have professional laser teeth whitening done by a dentist. This is the best form of tooth whitening that you can have.

The process is very quick and treatment can be finished in as little as an hour! It involves the dentist performing a routine oral health check to ensure that you are suitable for treatment. Then the gums are protected, as the whitening agents can cause irritation to the soft tissues in the mouth. A bleaching agent is painted onto each tooth directly. This bleaching agent is light activated and this is when a laser light is shone onto the teeth, activating the bleaching agent to give the whitening effect.

All in all, this is a very safe treatment, the results are immediate and consistent. It takes the least amount of time and because it is carried out by a dental professional, it is safe. The main downside is the cost, which can be anywhere between £200-£600! Not cheap.

Whitening Gels

The other form of whitening that you can have is with the use of a whitening gel. This involves the dentist taking an impression of your teeth to mould a mouthguard. The mouthguard contains the bleaching gel that is to be worn regularly for a few hours each day over a 2-4 week period.

This is a a form of self-treatment but guided by a health professional. The treatment is fairly safe but it takes longer. There is a risk that too much bleaching gel can cause irritation to the gums and other soft tissue areas of the mouth.

Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Home whitening kits are readily available at your local pharmacist or even some supermarkets. You can also buy them easily online. Though they are cheap, the old adage, “you get what you pay for” has some truth here. These home kits rely on the use of gels or ‘whitening strips’. Basically bleaching agent that is applied onto each tooth you want to whiten. Because they are a DIY whitening solution, they are not as powerful and the effect may not be as apparent.

The gels require the use of a mouth-guard and you will be required to use the one provided which may not give you as precise a fit as one provided by a dental professional. Due to the lower concentration of the bleaching agent, the results may be more variable. Also, ill fitting or poorly applied mouth-guards can lead to irritation of the gums and soft tissue in the mouth that might cause some sensitivity.

So there are a number of options available to you, but if you want it done properly, safely and for it to last, there is no substitute for professional laser teeth whitening by a dentist. However, it does cost a lot of money. If you opt for a home kit, then we recommend the premium whitening kits from Mint Cosmetics (http://www.mintcosmetics.co.uk), they are non-peroxide based and so are much safer than their hydrogen peroxide counterparts. Take a look.

Either way, if you are in London and looking to whiten your teeth for increased confidence, then you are spoiled for choice.

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