One Hour Teeth Whitening

One Hour Teeth Whitening

How to give your teeth a boost in time for Valentine’s day.

With Valentine’s day approaching, many people will be starting to think about how they can look their best for the day, especially if a romantic evening is planned. Top of the list are probably new clothes and a visit to the hair stylist.

At Blue Sky Dental in Chelmsford, we would also ask you to consider the appearance of your smile. We sometimes take our own smile for granted, and, unless we have any dental problems such as a toothache, probably just stick to our usual oral hygiene plan along with occasional dental visits for check ups.

In the same way that we don’t really notice ourselves ageing unless we look at old photographs, we also often don’t notice that our teeth have become darker over the years.

Yellow teeth

Whilst some substances such as tobacco and red wine can have a staining effect on the surface of our teeth; very often the discolouration comes from the inner part of the tooth, which darkens naturally over time. This results in our teeth appearing to be a non too pleasing shade of yellow. Unfortunately, no amount of ‘scrubbing’ of our teeth will remove this discolouration, and, in fact, is only likely to damage the protective enamel on our teeth, leading to problems such as decay. When our teeth are showing these signs, a professional teeth whitening procedure is the only sure way of success.

Home whitening or in house?

There are two teeth whitening methods which we can provide at our Chelmsford dental practice. Both work equally well but the choice is available to suit the lifestyle of each patient. Our ‘at home’ kit is very popular and usually takes around a fortnight or so for the full effects to be seen. As Valentine’s day is close though, it is our in house teeth whitening treatment which is the most appropriate if you wish to see instant results.

To achieve whiter teeth, our Chelmsford cosmetic dentist will, first of all, protect the lips and gums to avoid discomfort. A gel is then placed upon the teeth and activated with a special light. Within an hour, the treatment is over and you will see instant improvement in tooth colour.


We should point out that a small number of patients may experience extra sensitivity in their teeth for a short while following this treatment. With this in mind, we would suggest that anyone wishing to whiten their teeth in time for Valentine’s day, does not leave this until the last minute.

If you would like to have a great smile in time for Valentine’s day, please call Blue Sky Dental of Chelmsford now on 01245 211070.

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