Do I need tooth whitening?

Many people have discoloured and stained teeth. Too much coffee, red wine or smoking is a significant factor in staining our teeth. A lack of knowledge about oral hygiene can also be an influential factor, as can disease and certain medicines.

teeth-whitening-in-burnhamIf you want to keep your teeth looking as white as possible, it is very important that you follow your dentist’s advice on how to clean your teeth and look after your gums. The experienced dentists and hygienists at Dental Surgery Burnham are here to help you.

Tooth whitening treatments are becoming increasingly popular among adults. We all want to look our best and feel confident in our smile. Knowing that you can smile, talk and eat without people focusing on your teeth can make a huge difference to your self-confidence in social situations.

What do you offer?

At Dental Surgery Burnham, we are proud to offer Enlighten tooth whitening for our patients. Enlighten bleaching works by increasing the tooth’s ability to absorb oxygen, which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a two week home treatment followed by a 40 minute visit to the dentist.

Enlighten’s professional tooth whitening treatment is the only system in the world that will whiten up to 16 shades easily and safely and will give a dramatic difference to the whiteness of your smile.

How does it work?

Your dentist at Dental Surgery Burnham will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to the Enlighten laboratory. They will then make high quality sealed bleaching trays,custom-made for you.

This usually takes around two weeks. During this time, you will need to use the whitening toothpaste called Tooth Serum twice a day instead of your regular toothpaste. It will not only improve the whitening effect but it will also protect your teeth and reduce and sensitivity.

After this two week home treatment, you will return once more to us for a 40 minute treatment in the surgery. This final treatment will not only boost the colour, but will ensure the whitening is even and natural looking.