Our London based dentists will provide you with more information on the different varieties of whitening procedures available, its duration and frequency.
You may worry that off-white teeth are a sign that you don’t maintain good oral hygiene. That is not necessarily the case. A combination of factors may cause your teeth to appear lacklustre. The white, inner enamel of your mouth can start to thin over time, letting the underlying dentin underneath become more obvious. This causes your teeth to appear slightly yellow. Smoking or drinking excessive amounts of tea and coffee may damage your teeth, just as eating spicy, acidic, or sugary foods. Teeth whitening penetrates stains and brightens your teeth in no time, giving your smile a healthy, radiant glow.
From our Dulwich Dental Office (DDO) in London, we’ll take some time to evaluate your present-day health and assess the causes of discoloration and to ascertain the role played by physical and dental health on staining and discoloration. It is also vital that we assess your mouth as a whole, since if there is any other issue such as swollen gums, or undiagnosed tooth decay, it may be safer to treat this first. We will take a shade of your tooth using a Vita shade guide that is globally used to classify tooth shade colour.
The colour that is closest to the tooth’s shade, is picked to be your base or initial shade before treatment. Most patients are capable of reaching Hollywood white even though you will have good control of how white you reach, and it is known that the shade of whiteness is also determined by the genetic pre-determined structure of your tooth.