All you need to know about tooth whitening for safe and effective treatment

Tooth whitening should only ever be prescribed by a dentist. The Dental Surgery Burnham has carried out many successful whitening procedures, safely and gently whitening teeth to produce beautiful, long-lasting results.

teeth-whitening-burnhamMost people dream of having a dazzling bright, white smile, so it comes as no surprise that tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment not just in the UK, but in the world. It is an effective method of removing everyday stains such as those caused by:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Nicotine
  • Red wine
  • Medications such as antibiotics
  • Fluorosis
  • The natural ageing process

There are some types of permanent discolouration that tooth whitening won’t work on, and it also won’t affect restorations such as fillings, crowns, or bridges. Your Burnham cosmetic dentist will talk you through other options if they find that your teeth are permanently stained.

It’s not just a recommendation that you need to visit a dentist for tooth whitening treatment, nor a way of driving more people into dental practice. It is, in fact, the law. The General Dental Council takes a very dim view of unqualified providers of whitening treatment, such as that offered by some unscrupulous beauty salons, and will prosecute anyone found to be providing treatment illegally.

Unfortunately, it often takes someone experience serious damage to their teeth, gums, or mouth for these illegal practises to come to light. To avoid the risk of this being you, avoid such illegal providers, and come to The Dental Surgery Burnham for professional, safe tooth whitening instead.

The Dental Surgery Burnham has provided high-quality dental treatment for almost 40 years, and is a well-known and well-trusted practice. What’s more, we use the Enlighten system of tooth whitening, which is one of the most trusted systems in the world, and the only one that will guarantee you a B1 shade of whiteness at the end of treatment – the lightest shade available in the UK.

With the Enlighten tooth whitening system, you begin by applying whitening gel yourself at home using custom-made mouth trays. You then come for a final session with the dentist here at our Burnham clinic.