Tooth whitening: how to enjoy safe and successful treatment

Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure there is. The Dental Surgery in Burnham offers professional tooth whitening treatment designed to remove common stains from the teeth both safely and quickly. If you are interested in lightening the colour of your teeth, the first thing you need to do is to book an appointment with a cosmetic dentist here at our Burnham clinic.

teeth-whitening-burnhamAt The Dental Surgery in Burnham we are proud to use only the Enlighten combination tooth whitening system, which is one of the most trusted whitening systems in the world. The Enlighten system is also the only one that guarantees a B1 shade of brightness at the end of treatment – that’s the lightest shade available in the UK.

Here’s how your Burnham tooth whitening procedure will work:

First, you will come in for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, who will assess the nature of your tooth staining.

Visible dental plaque is a common reason for tooth staining, and this must be addressed with a professional hygiene appointment to get rid of the unpleasant yellowish or brownish stains and also to reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Your hygienist will teach you how to improve your home hygiene routine.

Tooth whitening treatment works on stains caused by modern lifestyles – nicotine, coffee, red wine, for example – as well as those caused as a side-effect of some medicines such as antibiotics.

If your Burnham dentist decides you are a suitable candidate for treatment, you will be fitted with custom-made mouth trays and given gentle bleaching gel to use at home.

You put a small amount of gel in the trays and wear them overnight each night for two weeks. At the end of this process you come back to our Burnham clinic for a thorough professional tooth clean and a final application of tooth whitening gel by your cosmetic dentist.

Typically, results of treatment last at least six months, although lifestyle factors such as whether you smoke will come into play. However, your teeth will be unlikely to return to their original stained colour.