Teeth whitening is a popular and cost-effective cosmetic dentistry treatment than can help you brighten your teeth by several shades. Teeth whitening gently removes stains leaving your teeth cleaner and brightened and can be combined with a teeth straightening treatment such as Invisalign or Six Month Braces for a truly irresistible result.
At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we use proprietary technology to whiten your teeth in Burnham. Tooth whitening with the Enlighten system combines a home based kit of custom-made bleaching trays and an in-practice whitening session for a more noticeable, whiter smile.
Common causes of tooth discolouration
As we age, tooth enamel becomes thinner and our teeth appear more yellow and discoloured. Yellowing is also the result of consuming coffee, tea, red wine as well as other highly-pigmented foods and beverages. Discoloured teeth are also caused by certain medications or are simply the result of genetics. In any case, you can remove the stains from your teeth with professional tooth whitening in Burnham.
Enlighten tooth whitening
Enlighten tooth whitening in Burnham is completed over two sessions. First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth in order to create customised bleaching trays. These trays are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth and contain a concentrated bleaching gel. Once they are ready you take them home, where you will wear them for approximately two weeks for a few hours every night. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use them in order to avoid tooth and gum sensitivity and other problems. The purpose of this treatment is to prepare your teeth for the deep cleansing session that will take place in our dental practice.
After two weeks, you will return to the dental practice and your dentist will carry out a thorough bleaching session. They will use a powerful bleaching solution directly on your teeth, ensuring to protect your gums and soft tissue, powered by a whitening lamp for three 20-minute sessions. Once you are done, your teeth will look brighter than ever.
After the treatment, you will be advised to avoid red wine, tea or coffee, highly-pigmented foods, as well as smoking, for up to a week for long-lasting results.