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Teeth whitening: the perfect way to boost your smile before a special occasion

Combination teeth whitening provides the most effective long-term solution to tooth staining. At The Dental Surgery Burnham we only use the Enlighten combination teeth whitening system, which is the only one to guarantee a B1 shade of whiteness at the end of treatment – the lightest tooth shade available in the UK.

Burnham teeth whitening consultations

A recent study showed that 48% of the adult population of the UK were unhappy with the way that their smile looked, and that the colour of their teeth was the biggest complaint (at 64%). However, the same survey also showed that 66% of adults have visible dental plaque, which is the most common cause of tooth staining and is also completely avoidable.

When you come to The Dental Surgery in Burnham for a teeth whitening consultation, the first thing your cosmetic dentist will do is to establish the nature of your tooth staining. Plaque is easily avoided with a combination of a good home brushing and flossing routine, plus regular visits to the dentist and hygienist.

If plaque is found to be the main cause of your tooth discolouration, your dentist will refer you to a hygienist at our Burnham clinic. In addition to a full scale and polish, your hygienist will be able to advise you on how to improve your home cleaning routine to help prevent the problem happening again.

Should you have issues with tooth alignment that affect how easy it is to clean some areas of your teeth, you may benefit from treatment with discreet braces. We use the popular Six Month Smiles system at our Burnham practice.

Teeth whitening is effective on many common tooth stains. After your oral health check, your dentist will fit you with teeth whitening trays and provide you with dental bleaching gel. You carry out treatment at home for a fortnight, before coming in for a final session at our Burnham clinic.

Your dentist will first perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, before applying a final 40-minute application of teeth whitening gel here in the comfort of our Burnham practice.

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