Did you know that our teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages and habits can contribute to a stained smile. Luckily, it is possible to erase years of discolouration in a single visit to the dentist. Professional teeth whitening in Sutton offers a quick, effective and inexpensive way to brighten your teeth by several shades.
At Benhill Dental Practice, we deliver two types of teeth whitening – power whitening and home whitening. Both methods are safe and effective. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which treatment suits your individual needs. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening in Sutton.
What causes tooth discolouration?
Our teeth start out white and shiny, but can become discoloured as we age. However, some people are genetically predisposed to yellow teeth. Common causes of tooth discolouration include caffeine, carbonated drinks and tobacco products. Soy sauce and other highly-pigmented, dark-coloured dressings can also cause tooth discolouration. Last but not least, some medications are also responsible for yellow and stained teeth.
How can your dentist brighten your smile?
Professional teeth whitening consists of a thorough cleaning and polishing of the teeth with a special bleaching agent. If you decide to have your teeth whitened at our dental practice, your dentist will protect your gums before applying a whitening agent to the surface of your teeth. The product will be activated with a power light and left on the teeth for several minutes before being washed off with water. Your results will vary according to the natural shade of your teeth and degree of discolouration.
Home teeth whitening, on the other hand, involves wearing a set of customised, plastic trays along with bleaching gels for a few hours every day. One of the most convenient things about teeth whitening trays is that you can whiten your teeth over time, until you reach the ideal colour. More importantly, the application process can fit into your daily schedule and does not require frequent dental appointments.
To learn more about teeth whitening in Sutton, contact us today.