Using tooth whitening to brighten up your smile

Tooth whitening treatment is an excellent way to brighten up your smile. At The Dental Surgery Burnham we have found it can be the perfect way to treat yourself before a special occasion, because it takes just two weeks to complete. If tooth discolouration is getting you down, we invite you to join us for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to learn more about how tooth whitening can get you smiling again.

teeth-whitening-burnhamAt our Burnham dental clinic, we have carried out extensive research into whitening systems, and have found that the Enlighten combination tooth whitening treatment is the most reliable and effective way to lighten the colour of your teeth. As well as being gentle, to help prevent the temporary side-effect of sensitivity that some people can experience during whitening, Enlighten is the only system that guarantees a B1 shade of whiteness on completion, which is the lightest colour available in the UK.

In a recent survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation, 64% of UK adults were found to be dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth. In many cases, tooth whitening offers the perfect solution.

Burnham tooth whitening treatment

When you come into our Burnham dental practice for a tooth whitening consultation, your cosmetic dentist will examine you to assess the nature of your tooth staining. The most common cause of discoloured teeth is inadequate dental hygiene; 66% of the population have visible dental plaque, which causes unsightly brown staining.

A hygiene appointment can get rid of all traces of plaque, and can also help you to improve your home cleaning routine to prevent the problem recurring. But even patients with good oral hygiene can experience staining, caused by lifestyle factors such as diet and smoking, as well as through fluoride exposure, dental trauma, and as a side-effect of some medicines, particularly some antibiotics.

Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to remove everyday stains. You begin by carrying out treatment at home using custom-made whitening trays for a fortnight. Then you come for a final tooth whitening session and professional clean with your dentist here at our Burnham practice.