All you need to know about tooth whitening treatment

Tooth whitening treatment is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the world. The Dental Surgery in Burnham offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options, and tooth whitening works well both as a standalone treatment and as a complement to other aesthetic treatments, such as discreet teeth straightening with Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces.

teeth-whitening-burnhamAlmost half of men and women in the UK are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, and it is tooth colour that causes the most consternation. Some 64% of people are unhappy with the current shade of their smile. Depending on the cause of the discolouration, tooth whitening can be the perfect solution.

Tooth whitening is a rapid and effective way of boosting the colour and brightness of your smile – as long as it is carried out by a dentist. Anyone else offering whitening treatment should be avoided, because legally only a dentist may prescribe the treatment. Whilst another suitably trained and qualified dental professional, such as a hygiene therapist, may carry out the physical act of treatment on a dentist’s prescription, beauty salons offering the treatment are doing so illegally, and can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums.

The tooth whitening treatment offered by The Dental Surgery in Burnham is legal, reliable, and safe. We us the popular Enlighten combination tooth whitening system at our Burnham clinic. The procedure will be carried out by an experienced cosmetic dentist.

Burnham tooth whitening

The first thing your clinician will do when you come in for a whitening consultation is to establish what has caused the staining of your teeth, because tooth discolouration has a number of causes.

Worryingly, the most common cause is visible plaque – 66% of us have it. Because plaque is very bad for your health as well as for your smile, an urgent appointment with the hygienist at our Burnham clinic is required.

Tooth whitening works on a number of common stains, including those caused by nicotine, tea, and coffee. The Enlighten system begins with a two-week course of home whitening, followed by a professional tooth clean and final application by your dentist.