One of the things that we lose as we get older is the whiteness of our teeth. In an age when white teeth are relatively easy to achieve, more and more people are choosing this cosmetic dentistry treatment. Teeth whitening in Burnham, in fact, in the world, is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.
At our practice in Burnham, teeth whitening comes to you courtesy of the Enlighten System. This is the only system that guarantees a B1 shade of white after treatment. B1 is the brightest shade of white that you can get.
Why so dull?
Teeth can become discoloured for a number of reasons. If you are a big fan of tea or coffee, red wine or other highly pigmented drinks such as juices, the tannins and pigments can stain your teeth. Your teeth can also become stained if you are a smoker, as the tar in the smoke can stick to your teeth over quite a short period of time. Sadly, there are also some medications that can discolour your teeth.
Whatever the reason, as long as the stains are extrinsic, that is, on the surface, of your teeth, then teeth whitening with Enlighten should be able to shift them and make your teeth brighter all round. Your dentist will be able to tell whether whitening is the right treatment, and if it isn’t, will be able to recommend another way to solve your discolouration issues.
How teeth whitening in Burnham works
When you get your teeth whitened with us, it is a collaboration between our dentists and you. The first step is that we make special gel trays for your teeth from impressions, and you take these home, along with a mild concentration of the whitening gel. You put the gel in the trays and wear them overnight every night for 2 weeks. Then you come back to us and we give your teeth a really good clean before giving them a 40 minute power whitening session.
It’s as simple as that. And, as long you take good care of your teeth, the whitening can last for 6 months, and shouldn’t return to the discolouration you experienced before treatment.