Are Discoloured Teeth Dulling Your Smile?

Effective Teeth Whitening near Swindon at The Cottage Dental and Implant Clinic

Are you fed up of hiding your smile because of stains and discolouration? Do you long for a celebrity smile?

White teeth are an essential part of looking and feeling your best so it’s important to understand why our teeth become stained and consider some of the ways we can fight discolouration.

What causes discoloured teeth?

There are two main types of tooth discolouration:

Extrinsic

This type of discolouration occurs when the enamel is stained by external sources such as coffee, red wine, dark fruits and smoking. Stains form on the surface of the tooth and can darken the tooth shade.

Intrinsic

This is when the layer below the enamel (the dentin) becomes darker or more yellow and could be the result of antibiotics, tooth trauma or exposure to too much fluoride as a child. Age also plays a part here, as when a person ages the outer enamel becomes thinner and allows the dentin to show through.

What are the treatment options for discoloured teeth?

It could be a simple as brushing your teeth after every meal or rinsing your mouth with a glass of water whenever you consume stain-causing food or drink. Extrinsic discolouration can be prevented by a good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to your local Swindon hygienist. Intrinsic discolouration is harder to treat and it’s important to consult your dentist to discuss possible options.

Teeth Whitening

If you’ve tried to remove tooth stains by improving your dental routine, changing your diet or by using specialist toothpastes but you still can’t achieve the results you want, why not speak to us about teeth whitening? Here at our Wootton Basset clinic near Swindon we are proud to use the Enlighten Evolution teeth whitening system. This system is the only one in the world which guarantees VITA shade B1 regardless of the shade the patient has when treatment starts. The VITA scale is a shade guide used by dentists all over the world and allows dental professionals and patients to see exactly how successful a whitening treatment can be.

How does the Enlighten Evolution System Work?

The system uses custom-made trays which fit comfortably over the patient’s teeth. A low-peroxide whitening gel is applied to the tray before being placed over the teeth. The treatment is then repeated over a period of 14 nights and produces dramatic results. The personalised trays are designed to create a tight fit around the teeth forming a seal which helps to increase permeability and allows the oxygen to break down the stains on the tooth surface . Unlike other whitening treatments, there is no need for gum protection or special lights and our Wootton Bassett patients have reported zero sensitivity following the treatment.

So if you would like to know more about teeth whitening and whether it could work for you, give our friendly team at The Cottage Dental and Implant Clinic a call on 01793 855335 or fill in our contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t let tooth discolouration stop you from smiling, get in touch today and take the first step towards a whiter, brighter smile!