As you age, your teeth naturally lose their whiteness and shine of the youth. But don’t worry. Come in for a quick teeth whitening visit at High Street Dental and you can get your beautiful white smile back.
Teeth lose their whiteness and sheen with age because of the natural erosion of dental enamel. As the years go by, enamel gets worn out and the thinner enamel reveals the yellow dentin underneath. This is what causes the teeth to appear dull and yellow.
Any trauma or injury to the tooth may also cause it to change colour. Certain types of medication are also known to affect teeth colour.
Some strongly coloured food items like coffee, wine etc. may stain teeth if consumed regularly. Of course smoking is a major reason for teeth discoloration; nicotine can form tough stains on the teeth that you cannot remove through normal brushing and cleaning.
Teeth whitening procedure
At High Street Dental, we routinely perform teeth whitening to whiten the smiles of people from all walks of life.
The first step of a teeth whitening procedure is the application of a protective gel over your gums. Then we apply the teeth whitening agent on your teeth with the help of a snugly fitting mouth tray. The product gets to work and safely bleaches away all stains and discolorations.
Laser may also be applied to speed up the whitening process. Discuss with our dentist about which method would be the best to whiten your teeth.
We are normally able to whiten the teeth by several shades. External stains are easy to remove and whiten, but intrinsic discolouration may need more involved treatment.
Caring for your whitened teeth
After the teeth whitening, the results can be maintained for a long time with proper care. There may be some sensitivity right after the procedure, but remember this is temporary and will resolve naturally within a day or two.
If you feel any discomfort, let our dentist know and we will take appropriate measures to make you feel more comfortable.
If you are considering whitening your teeth, come over to High Street Dental for a quick consultation. Teeth whitening can be done in under and hour, so you can pop in during lunch and walk out with a gorgeous new smile.
Call our friendly team to fix an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.