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All Things Whitening!

Callan Dental is committed to providing a reliable, community dental experience. If you’re looking to avail of teeth whitening in Kilkenny, we’re here for you.

More and more often, people are enquiring about teeth whitening. It is an incredibly popular treatment, and for good reason. It helps give people a better smile, and makes their teeth gleam.

Interestingly, one of the biggest misconceptions about dental health is that our teeth are white in colour. In fact, they are more likely to be grey or yellow. Baby teeth look very white, due to a thin layer of enamel which allows light through to your teeth. However, as we age, our permanent teeth grow, which have stronger dentine and enamel. Light doesn’t travel through these easily, so they look darker.

But that fact doesn’t stop people looking to get their teeth whitened! At Callan Dental, we recommend that the first step in deciding whether or not to whiten your teeth should be taken in consultation with your dentist.

Your dentist will first need to examine your teeth, mouth and gums to better understand if there are any outstanding treatment needs and to assess your suitability for teeth whitening.

He or she will then take impressions of your teeth to make the teeth whitening trays for use with a home whitening kit. You will then receive an appointment to try out the kit and will receive advice and instruction on how to use it in the best possible manner.

Your dentist will also work closely with you to identify the shade of white you wish to achieve. Teeth whitening can take approximately 10 days to three weeks depending on the shade you have chosen.

It is important to remember that whitening your teeth involves a bit of time and effort, but it is worth it. Your teeth occasionally can be a little sensitive after the treatment, but this generally resolves itself shortly afterwards. But remember to keep taking care of your teeth afterwards!

If you’re looking to book an appointment for teeth whitening, the Callan Dental team can offer you the help you need. With late convenient opening hours, including late nights and weekends, there hasn't been a better time to make an appointment.


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