Today, teeth whitening has become the most popular elective procedure in dentistry, as it is a simple non invasive approach to cosmetically enhancing your appearance.
Tooth discolouration is mainly attributed to the effects of ageing, colouring in food and drink, dental restorations, medicinal use, fluorosis (excessive levels of fluoride intake at an early age) and the use of tobacco.
Teeth whitening uses a gel applied to your teeth containing a peroxide agent, this is the whitening agent and is absorbed by your enamel and dentine producing lighter, whiter tooth tissue.
What can be done?
There are various methods which can be used to attempt to remove discoloration depending on what type.
You can have superficial staining or staining that is internal, that is within the enamel and dentine of a tooth.
Superficial staining can sometimes be removed by whitening toothpastes or by visiting a dental hygienist. This unfortunately is limited as it can only remove superficial stains.
Internal staining can only be effectively treated if you use the following:
- Veneers and/or crowns
- Teeth whitening
Both of these can give great results but the first option is at great expense and loss of healthy tooth tissue to get the desired look, whereas tooth whitening is a more affordable, less destructive way to get greater looking whiter teeth. Also, with the beauty of whitening, it can be repeated through life customising your tooth colour and smile to suit you and your appearance in years to come.
- Bespoke Whitening Treatment£POCPrices given at consultation
Free no obligation initial consultation.
All treatments are undertaken by qualified dental professionals with specialist advice given regarding further cosmetic dental treatment if requested.