Good oral hygiene helps. But when you’re looking to make your smile shine, there’s tooth whitening—available at Battersea Smiles!
If you’re looking to make your teeth shine again, there are a few treatment options available. Whitening toothpaste and the like can be good for treating extrinsic surface stains. But for more stubborn intrinsic deeper stains, a whitening agent needs to be administered and prescribed by a professional.
Whitening agents—such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide—work by penetrating through the enamel to get to the discoloured molecules. The oxygen from the agent reacts with the discoloured molecules, breaking them down.
The darkening of your teeth is a natural process that occurs as you age. Good oral hygiene will help slow the effects, but it can’t be totally avoided. Food and drink with strong colourings—red wine, coffee, tea—speed up the staining process. Smoking is also a major cause.
Teeth whitening is a common procedure here at Battersea Smiles. Whether you’re off to a special occasion, or just want to improve your smile—give us a call and arrange for your teeth whitening appointment!
If your dentist determines that you are suitable for this treatment, you may have the option to whiten your teeth at home or use the famous Enlighten treatment in surgery. This process is supervised by your dentist.
Depending on lifestyle, teeth whitening treatments can keep your teeth looking sharp for many years. To maximise the success of your treatment, minimise your consumption of tea, coffee, red wine, or cigarettes. The results are likely to vary from person to person, so consult your dentist if you’re unsure.
Thankfully, the side effects of teeth whitening treatments are relatively minor. Common side effects are sensitivity to cold, and discomfort in the gums. We demonstrate and guide you through the usage to minimise these side effects so this is rare.
Standard oral hygiene applies. To be specific, we suggest you do the following:
It’s also important to avoid food and drink that stains teeth: red wine, coffee, tea, and cigarettes.