It can be so grim getting older. Skin gets thinner, hair falls out, muscles sag, and teeth lose their whiteness. Most of these things can be sorted out, with some effort, and certainly in Burnham, tooth whitening is possible for surface stains and age-related dullness. In fact, tooth whitening is so easy and effective that it is the world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.
At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we do our tooth whitening with the help of the Enlighten system. Enlighten is the only system that guarantees a B1 shade of white after treatment. B1 is the brightest shade of white that you can get.
Even if you are not so old, your teeth can become discoloured. If you drink a lot 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, surface stains, then teeth whitening with Enlighten should be able to shift them and make your teeth brighter all round. If you come in for a consultation, we will be able to tell whether whitening is the right treatment. If it isn’t, we can recommend another way to fix your discolouration issues.
How tooth whitening works
At The Dental Surgery Burnham, you are very much a part of the tooth whitening procedure. We start off by making special gel trays for your teeth from impressions. You take these home, along with a kit containing a mild concentration of the whitening gel. You put the gel in the trays and wear them every day for a short period for two or three 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.
IIt couldn’t be simpler. Plus, the whitening can last for six months, and your teeth should never return to the level of discolouration you had before treatment.