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Buying Whitening Gel Refills At The Dentist Vs Online

Buying Whitening Gel Refills At The Dentist Vs Online

So, you’ve been to the dentist, got your custom whitening trays and completed your whitening sessions as per the doc's orders. Now it’s been months or years since you’ve whitened and the inevitable has happened. The coffee, red wine, berries, smoking, even the tomato sauce you’ve been having on your pizza and in your pasta has caused your teeth to discolour yet again! You have your trays but no whitening gels. So, what should you do? Dentist appointments can be annoying especially when it’s not a pressing issue like a toothache. More importantly, they can very quickly get expensive too!...

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The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Taking Their Impression

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Taking Their Impression

Not Leaving Putty In The Fridge For Long Enough Letting the temperature of the putty decrease is vital in giving you a maximum amount of time to work the putty and make the impression. When the putty is cooled, so is the reaction time. So, the warmer the putty the faster it will harden. The putty hardening too fast is an issue as often means you’ll be unable to get a deep enough impression. To summarise: leaving the putty in the fridge will give you a maximum amount of time to mix the putty and set it up for making...

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How To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter

How To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter

Looking for ways to make your teeth whiter without actually whitening them? We have some ideas for you to try! Whether you’ve forgotten to touch-up on your whitening and suddenly the weekend has arrived or you aren’t into whitening your teeth but still want your smile to shine as bright as possible, this is your guide to doing just that! The first thing we’ll start with, makeup! There are various things you can do to your makeup to help your teeth appear whiter. Starting with lipstick, choosing cooler tones are the key when it comes to lipstick. Things with blue...

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Can I Use My Retainer As Whitening Trays?

Can I Use My Retainer As Whitening Trays?

Retainers, Invisalign, night guards. We get asked constantly whether they will pass off as whitening trays. Whilst it would be great if our dental mouthguards were multi-use, each dental mouthguard is designed for a specific reason and hence should not be used for its non-intended purpose. Retainers are made for the purpose of keeping your teeth in their current position. They are made from a plastic much harder than custom whitening trays. To keep your teeth secure they are also made to fit tightly on the teeth with a very minimal amount of giving. Invisalign is very similar. Since Invisalign...

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What Is Gum Disease? And Should I Be Whitening If I've Got It?

What Is Gum Disease? And Should I Be Whitening If I've Got It?

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is when your gums become inflamed and infected most commonly after a build-up of plaque. It can be damaging to the bone that supports your teeth and can, therefore, cause significant complications if it is not managed. So, how do you know if you have gum disease? These are the things you should be looking for… Gums that look puffy, red or swollen Gums that feel tender If your gum is beginning to recede leaving more of your teeth exposed Bad breath and/or a constant bad taste in your mouth. Gums that appear to...

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