Finish off your teeth straightening treatment with a whiter smile

More and more people are coming to us at The Dental Surgery in Burnham to have their teeth straightened with braces systems such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign.

teeth-whitening-in-burnhamThey go through the process and are very pleased with the beautifully straight teeth that they have at the end of it. However, now that the teeth are straightened, other imperfections, such as tooth discolouration become more obvious.In Burnham, tooth whitening is proving to be a very good finishing-off procedure, so that you can show off your new straighter teeth.

What to expect from your tooth whitening treatment

Here at The Dental Surgery, we use the Enlighten system for tooth whitening in Burnham. Here’s how it works:

Once you have had an initial consultation to assess the condition of your teeth, we take impressions of your teeth in their new straight positions. This is used to make bespoke whitening trays that will snugly fit your teeth.

You take home your trays, along with a two-week supply of Enlighten whitening gel. You fill the trays with the gel and wear them overnight for the next two weeks. While you are asleep, the active ingredient in the gel breaks down the stains on your teeth. This process can take some time so it is important to finish the treatment as directed by your dentist. You can also use Enlighten’s Tooth Serum to help reduce temporary sensitivity in your teeth.

You can then come back to The Dental Surgery for a comprehensive cleaning and application of a concentrated version of the teeth whitening gel. This stays on your teeth for 40 minutes and completes your treatment.

Maintaining your new look

You can maintain the whiteness of your smile by using Enlighten’s Evo-white toothpaste, and by avoiding dark-coloured drinks, such as tea, coffee and red wine. Cutting back on smoking will also help keep further discolouration at bay. Our tooth whitening procedure can produce results that last for 6 months, depending on your lifestyle and eating habits.

If you would like to find out more about tooth whitening in Burnham, you can call us on 01628 664614.