Teeth whitening is a fast, easy and popular way to improve the appearance of your smile. However, there is an important distinction to be made when talking about teeth whitening. While many whitening treatments are readily available for people to buy and try at home, visiting a dentist offers a safer way to brighten your smile without endangering your enamel.
At The Dental Surgery Burnham in Burnham, teeth whitening is a cost-effective treatment for patients who wish to brighten their teeth by several shades easily and quickly. The best way to begin any teeth whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, in order to understand the teeth whitening process.
Causes of tooth discolouration
Tooth discoloration can be the cause of great distress for a lot of people. However, it is really important to remember that perfect white does not exist in nature, and it is normal for our teeth to lose their shine as we age. Sometimes tooth discolouration is even genetic. Some people are born with whiter teeth than others. However, more common causes of yellow and stained teeth include smoking, caffeine, red wine and highly-pigmented foods and beverages. Finally, some medications can also leave stains on your teeth.
Enlighten teeth whitening
If you opt for teeth whitening in Burnham, you will undergo an initial consultation that will assess the condition of your teeth and gums. After the assessment, you will be provided with a bleaching gel by your dentist, along with custom-made trays, which you will be asked to wear for a few hours every day for two weeks. Once you finish treatment at home, you will return to the dental practice for a thorough tooth cleaning and a 40 minute application of a concentrated bleaching gel activated by a special light. By the end of the treatment, you will see a great difference in your tooth colour. Depending on your lifestyle and habits, teeth whitening can last up to six months with proper maintenance.
Get in touch
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Burnham, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment today.