There’s the old stereotype that everyone wants pearly white, perfect teeth…and I’m afraid that I happen to fall right into that stereotype. I have been lucky enough to have naturally straight teeth, but as we know very few people have naturally white teeth. For a little while now, I’ve been debating getting my teeth whitened, especially as I’m pursuing a career in presenting.
When I looked back through my holiday photos from last month, I realised that it is time to do something about my teeth – photos like this one made me realise that they could do with whitening:
Ok, so I know that there are so many more important things in life than having white teeth, but it’s been something that has been consistently bothering me in small doses that have now built up to be an annoyance. But here is my dilemma: I have no idea which method to go for, and whether I want to risk my teeth becoming sensitive.
My local dentist offers a treatment for £250 where they take a mould of your teeth and make a gum shield-type system for you. They then provide capsules of the whitening bleach (this word SCARES ME) and you use it at home. This option is mixed for me – on the one hand, I trust my dentist to provide a good service but on the other, I’m worried that the bleach will make my teeth sensitive. So I started to look into other options…
I came across a few different methods, but the only one which really stood out to me (and is available in my area) is the B-Zero Total White system, which I can have done at a local beauty salon. The system claims to be the “only peroxide, chlorine dioxide and bleach free teeth whitening system in the UK”, which obviously appeals to me. They guarantee that your teeth won’t become sensitive afterwards, and it is significantly cheaper than what I could get from my dentist.
But you can see the issues – it is not going to be conducted by a trained dentist (not that the other one would be really, as I do it at home) and the results may be less noticeable due to the lack of bleach. You can see the dilemma here!
So what I would really love is your thoughts and ideas, and if you have had your teeth whitened, what would you recommend? I’d really appreciate any help or advice that you could give me!