If you are looking for professional, effective teeth whitening in Amersham and Chesham, or teeth whitening in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, then look no further than Brocklehurst Dental Practice! Tooth whitening is an effective method of lightening the appearance of your teeth, without removing any of the tooth’s surface. In most cases the tooth’s shade is ‘whitened’ to a more desirable, lighter shade, rather than being made completely white.
Our teeth naturally darken as we age. Drinking dark coloured liquids such as red wine, blackcurrant juice, tea, and coffee can stain the teeth and make them appear to be a darker shade. Smoking cigarettes can also stain your teeth, as the nicotine and tar in tobacco causes teeth to take on a dark yellow or grey hue. Certain medications and antibiotics can also discolour teeth. Calculus and tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth, as many people have staining under the enamel surface of the tooth, which shows through.
Though many strive for a dazzlingly white, Hollywood-worthy smile, off-white is the most natural colour for teeth. Healthy teeth’s faintly cream or yellow appearance is caused by dentin, a hard, yellow substance that surrounds the pulp of the tooth, which shows through the enamel.
Many view home tooth-whitening kits as a quick fix, however dental professionals do not recommend them, as they are not always assessed for safety. They can be too abrasive and cause stomach problems, mouth infections, toothache and damage to the gums. Additionally, kits sold in Europe cannot legally contain more than 0.1% peroxide, which is too small an amount to have any true whitening affect. Increasingly, many beauty salons also offer tooth-whitening procedures. It should be noted that in European countries whitening can only legally be carried out by a dental professional, so tooth whitening by beauticians is generally illegal.
Find Out More About Teeth Whitening in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire
If you are interested in teeth whitening in Buckinghamshire, or teeth whitening in Chesham, Amersham or Little Chalfont, a dentist here at Brocklehurst Dental will assess your teeth and will explain the various options you have for tooth whitening and will be able to advise which method will be the most suitable for you!
For more information on our teeth whitening services please get in touch via our contact us page.