• The Dental Surgery Burnham

Tooth whitening: the perfect way to boost your smile

Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments around. At The Dental Surgery in Burnham we use the popular Enlighten combination whitening system, which is the only system in the UK to guarantee a B1 shade of brightness.

There are numerous causes of tooth staining, from surface stains caused by drinks such as tea and coffee or by habits such as smoking, or it may be more deep-seated, caused by natural mineralisation or as a side-effect form some medications.

Whatever the cause, if stained or discoloured teeth are making you unhappy, tooth whitening treatment can often help. We invite you to join us at our Burnham dental practice for a whitening consultation.

At this initial consultation, your dentist will assess the nature of your tooth staining to check that tooth whitening is the best treatment option. The treatment is effective on most types of tooth staining; in cases of permanent discolouration, your practitioner may recommend using porcelain veneers as an alternative way to restore your smile’s aesthetic appeal.

Enlighten is one of the world’s favourite tooth whitening systems. The combination treatment available at our Burnham practice begins with you carrying out treatment yourself at home, using custom-made whitening trays and special dental bleaching gel.

You will then come into our Burnham clinic for a final session with a dentist. Enlighten produces results that are beautiful, reliable, and long-lasting. It also comes with desensitising toothpaste and swabs, which reduces the risk of temporary sensitivity during treatment.

The most important thing to remember about tooth whitening treatment is that it should only be carried out by a dental professional. Alternative products available at beauty parlours or from the internet cannot be relied on, are unlikely to have been tested for safety and reliability, and in some cases can damage your teeth.

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