Teeth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. It removes stains and discolouration through a process that uses a peroxide-based gel of varying strengths. It is one of the quickest and most immediately noticeable smile makeover techniques. Although it cannot make a complete colour change, it will lighten the existing shade.
Teeth can become discoloured for many reasons. This can include drinking tea, coffee, red wine or other food and drink with strong colourings. Another major cause is smoking, which can make the teeth appear yellowed. The ageing process can also cause your teeth to become darker naturally. Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up can also contribute to discolouration.
Teeth have nerves and blood vessels inside them. If these nerves and blood vessels are damaged the tooth may become darker - this can happen because of decay, or if the teeth are knocked.
You could have a Scale and polish, or air abrasion, but will only remove surface staining. For veneers and crowns, this involves shaving of tooth enamel but can change shape as well as colour of smile.
For a beautiful, bright smile contact Middlesex Implants & Cosmetic Centre today on 01784 253021 / 01784 258636