When you have a great-looking, healthy smile, your self-confidence can go through the roof and life gets a whole lot easier. In Burnham, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, many of our patients find that this treatment is an easy and effective way to enhance their smiles without the need for having treatments that will alter their teeth permanently.
What causes tooth discolouration?
Our teeth become discoloured over time, and this is caused by many different things. Staining tends to be caused by drinking a lot of tea, coffee or other dark drinks, by tobacco and also by highly pigmented fruits such as blueberries. Certain antibiotics can also affect them, and frankly, just getting old can make teeth lose their brightness. Years of brushing starts to erode the enamel, showing the yellow dentin below. Not taking care of them with regular brushing and hygienist visits can exacerbate their discolouration.
However, the discolouration came about, if your teeth are badly stained, you may be so self-conscious about them that you have lost your confidence. Maybe you hold a hand over your mouth when you smile, or you supress your smile.
How we do teeth whitening in Burnham
Here, at The Dental Surgery Burnham, teeth whitening is carried out using the Enlighten system. This system guarantees a final B1 shade of white, the brightest, whitest shade teeth whitening can achieve.
Here’s how it works:
You come for an initial consultation to discuss your teeth whitening in Burnham, so that we can assess the condition of your teeth. Then, we take impressions of your teeth and use them to make whitening gel trays that fit perfectly over your teeth, to ensure maximum contact with the gel and your teeth.
You take home your whitening kit, and over the next two weeks, wear the gel-filled trays for a few hours each day.
Then you come back to us for a 40-minute power whitening session, and we finish off the treatment with a concentrated gel.
After that, you are good to go. Your new teeth will stay white for up to six months, providing you take care of them.