Look 5 Years Younger
Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Perhaps smoking or excess coffee has led to staining or your teeth have become discoloured due to age. Unfortunately, it’s common for teeth to lose their natural whiteness and become duller over time and this can have an impact on your self-esteem and confidence if not treated.
Types of discolouration:
Extrinsic: Extrinsic or external discolouration occurs when the outer layer of enamel is stained following the consumption of particular substances. These may include coffee, tea, wine, tobacco or certain types of fruits and vegetables.
Intrinsic: The internal structure of the tooth can be yellowed and darkened due to a number of causes including excessive childhood exposure to fluoride, nerve or enamel damage, certain medications or certain diseases.
Although changes in dental hygiene habits can reduce the issue in the future, it will not address the existing staining that has already affected your teeth. In order to achieve a brighter smile, you’ll need to undergo a teeth whitening procedure. There are many different treatment programs in place but each aims to whiten your teeth to your required brightness without causing any damage to the outside or the inside of your teeth.
Unlike over the counter home whitening kits, teeth whitening treatments offered by our dental surgery are safe and recommended by the dental profession as gentle methods of removing stains from teeth.
Teeth Whitening at Sohal Dental Practice
We have years of experience delivering celebrity standard teeth whitening results while ensuring the safety of our patients. We have two main treatment programs on offer, including Enlighten Smiles Whitening and Boutique Teeth Whitening.
The first of these treatments, Enlighten Smiles Whitening, is capable of whitening teeth by up to 16 shades. This is achieved by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down the stain molecules to create a brighter smile. Initially, the treatment can be undertaken at home for two weeks but it does also require a one hour visit to the dentist to complete the transformation.
Boutique Teeth Whitening is a gentle procedure that requires the dentist to make a whitening tray moulded to your mouth. Once this is complete, the tray can be used as part of a home treatment that’s ideal for removing a wide range of stains including stains from medication, stains from food and drink and stains from ageing.
Is teeth whitening painful?
No, unlike some over the counter treatments, our teeth whitening treatments are painless and comfortable.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Typically teeth whitening can last from six months to two years although results will vary depending on your dietary and smoking habits.
Will my teeth become sensitive?
If you experience any sensitivity from teeth whitening then it will only last between one and two days after the treatment.