An article in last Saturday’s Times 2 section (Saturday 17th March 2007) highlighted an example of how it is possible for some people to be miserable about just about anything. The article in question revolved about the columnists “dilemma” over what to do about the free whitening treatment she had received as a raffle prize.
According to the lady in question her friends were trying to put her off by telling them horror stories of painful treatments and shocking results – one of her friends complained her teeth were too white and another mentioned some sensitivity. Clearly her friends were of the “only happy when they’re miserable” brigade and can’t wait to tell people how bad things are because the truth is whitening is an amazing step forward in dentistry that allows patients a chance to dramatically alter their smile with no damage to the teeth and relatively minimal cost.
I am currently whitening my teeth which will take 2 weeks of night time use of whitening trays followed by a single use of the more concentrated gel for one hour, at the surgery. I am one week into the work and the effects are already apparent. I am getting some sensitivity but this is controlled by Sensosdyne Toothpaste and some desensitising varnish provided by the manufacturer.
Personally I can’t wait to see the finished result and am delighted that I no longer have to tolerate yellow teeth in my photos. (I’ll post them when it’s finished). No doubt if I had been a reporter getting it done for free I would have not been so happy about it, but fortunately I won’t have to face that terrible dilemma.