Teeth Whitening

Start 2019 with a clean white smile

Houses get dirty over winter. All that electric light can make it harder to see the dust, and if you have a fire or a burner, you have added ash settling on stuff, not to mention muddy puddles being trailed in on trainers, wellies and dogs. No wonder then that when spring comes, and the increased day length shows up how dirty everything is, we go for a mad clean. So it is with our teeth.

Teeth Whitening in Stevenage

The things that stain teeth tend to get consumed more in winter. Tea and coffee to keep us warm during the day when in summer we’re more likely to drink water. Not to mention mulled red wine, or just red wine, or hot berry drinks and crumbles. All that comforting dark food, even dark chocolate, can leave stains on the surfaces of our teeth.

Come the spring, your teeth might need as much of a clean as your house. And if you want to be sure to get rid of all trains of staining, you will need to get your teeth whitened.

Teeth whitening lifts out surfaces, which are basically traces of foods and drinks that have settled into the pores of our tooth enamel. The ingredient in whitening gels that does this is hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is a simple chemical. It’s just water with an added oxygen molecule, so it’s very safe. It has been used as disinfectant and whitener for about 200 years. It comes in different strengths. The strongest whitening gels can only be used by the dentist, but there are less concentrated gels that you can use at home.

You can choose whether to come into the clinic for a power whitening session, which takes about an hour, or to do the whitening yourself at home. If you choose the latter, you are much better off with a kit from us than off-the-shelf. The gel is stronger and more effective and the trays are made especially for you so you get maximum contact and no spillage.

Come on in and find out more. We can help you choose which method to go for.

How many shades?

One sure fire way to give your smile a great big lift out of the doldrums is to brighten it up with teeth whitening. If you have never had your teeth whitened, you will be surprised at what a difference getting the staining removed can make.

Enlighten Teeth Whitening in StevenageWhere does all that staining come from?

Even though they look pretty solid, the enamel on your teeth is porous, which means that traces of colour can get down into it when you eat or drink certain highly pigmented foods. Tea, red wine and coffee are particular culprits, as are dark berries and also those fabulous red curries. And of course, tobacco can really stain your teeth.

Even though you may be a diligent brusher and flosser and go to get your teeth cleaned by the hygienist twice a year, over the years that staining can build up to take away that pearly white gleam that we associate with youth and health. And, of course, the years too affect your teeth. Brushing slowly thins the enamel and then the yellower dentin below it can be seen through it, and this makes teeth look less white too.

Bring your teeth back to life

At Smilecraft, Enlighten teeth whitening in Stevenage is a take-home whitening system that doesn’t just slightly lighten your teeth, it can do so until your teeth reach a shade called B1, which is the whitest shade of white there is for natural-looking teeth. This could mean lightening your teeth by as much as 16 shades. That’s quite a transformation.

Your choice of venue

You have a choice of where you get your teeth whitened, and how. We can do it for you in the clinic or you can buy one of our take-home kits and do it for yourself at home at your own convenience and in a way that is more gradual, which many people who don’t want to draw undue attention to themselves prefer.

In the clinic, the treatment takes about an hour because we can use a stronger gel to whiten your teeth. You just sit back and relax and let us do the work for you.

Lighten your smile with teeth whitening in Stevenage

Whitening is the perfect accompaniment to any smile makeover, but it can also make a visible difference on its own. Teeth whitening is a simple, effective and inexpensive cosmetic dental treatment that can enhance your smile in as little as one treatment.

At Smilecraft, we use well-reputed whitening brands such as Enlighten and Zoom!, but we also offer bespoke whitening trays for patients who wish to have their teeth whitened at home. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile without feeling uncomfortable.

Teeth Whitening in StevenageCommon causes of yellow and stained teeth

Having stained teeth not only can hamper your ability to express yourself, but can also make you self-conscious of your appearance. Tooth stains manifest themselves as yellow or brown spots that appear throughout the teeth. Main causes behind yellow teeth include certain foods and beverages, especially those with intense colours, such as red wine, soy sauce, tea, coffee, cherries and other berries.

The use of certain medications can also cause yellow and discoloured teeth and so does excessive fluoride. However, the main causes of yellow and stained teeth are poor dental hygiene and ageing. Luckily, most of these discolourations can be removed with professional teeth whitening.

Enlighten

Enlighten Evolution teeth whitening treatment is the only teeth whitening system that will brighten your teeth up to 16 shades easily and safely. This system guarantees that your teeth will reach their ideal colour without being extreme. Enlighten whitening includes both home whitening trays and power whitening and has proven to be very effective and popular with patients.

Zoom!

Zoom! is a teeth whitening treatment that can lighten your tooth enamel by several shades. Zoom! whitening uses hydrogen peroxide to remove persistent stains from your teeth. Your dentist will place the whitening gel directly on your teeth and activate it by positioning the Zoom! light against them. The light will activate the hydrogen peroxide and help penetrate the surface of the teeth.

Home whitening

Home whitening trays at Smilecraft are crafted for each individual patient in order to fit properly in their mouth. Once they are ready, our experienced dentists will show you how to use them along with bleaching gel.

Achieve brighter teeth with Enlighten teeth whitening in Stevenage

As we age, our teeth tend to become yellow and discoloured. Though this is a natural process, yellow teeth can also be caused by caffeine, smoking as well as highly-pigmented foods and drinks. Stained and discoloured teeth are also genetic and affect people with thin tooth enamel, or they may be the result of certain medications.

Whatever the cause behind your yellow teeth, professional teeth whitening can lighten and brighten your teeth to produce a healthier and attractive smile. At Smilecraft in Stevenage, we use the Enlighten teeth whitening system, an innovative treatment that helps whiten your teeth up to 16 shades easily and safely.

Teeth Whitening in StevenageWhat is Enlighten?

Enlighten is a unique teeth whitening system that combines power whitening with home whitening. Initially, your dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly and determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment. Generally, most people can benefit from the treatment, but patients with sensitive teeth may need to go through a desensitizing treatment first. Once you are cleared, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth that will be sent to a lab for creating your custom trays. These trays will be made specifically for your mouth, therefore, they should fit snugly over your teeth and gums. Your dentist will then show you how to wear them at home.

After two weeks, you will return to the dentist for a one-hour treatment that will boost the new colour of your teeth and ensure that the whitening is seamless.This system guarantees that your teeth will reach their optimum whiteness.

Why opt for Enlighten?

Just like all whitening systems provided by our practice, the Enlighten teeth whitening system is highly reliable and promises uniform results across your smile. It is very convenient to use and does not require any dietary or lifestyle changes. If you are too busy to wear the whitening trays throughout the day, you can always wear them at night. More importantly, Enlighten promises results in as little as two weeks with minimal pain or sensitivity. At the end of the treatment, we will provide you with a maintenance kit that will help you retain the brightness of your teeth for longer.

Give your smile abrightstart to 2017

By the far most popular form of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. This is a non-invasive, gentle and quick treatment that can make a dramatic difference to the quality of your smile.

teeth-whitening-in-stevenageTeeth can become stained and discoloured in various ways. If you drink tea, coffee or red wine or other dark drinks, or if you smoke, or take certain medications, you will be staining your teeth. Also, teeth naturally become duller as we age.Teeth whitening can remove these stains and make your teeth several shades whiter, making your smile brighter and possibly making you appear younger too.

At Smilecraft in Stevenage, teeth whitening is offered with two different systems.

One system we use is the Enlighten system. This is the only system that can brighten your teeth by up to 16 shades and can guarantee a B1 shade, the brightest shade of white there is. You can have Enlighten teeth whitening with us at the clinic or you can do it yourself with one of our take-home kits. Along with the bleaching gel, Enlighten also provides adesensitising toothpaste to use for two weeks before you begin bleaching, as well as a tooth paste to use afterwards to prolong your lovely white smile.

We also offer the Zoom! system, which is a two hour in-clinic whitening system that will brighten up your smile by between four and six shades. You will also go home with special trays and gels to continue to whiten your teeth for six days after your clinic appointment.

If you are tempted to buy an off-the-shelf whitening kit, please be aware that this is not a good idea. These kits use trays that are not fitted to the contours of your teeth and can leak gel into your mouth, and damage your gums and soft mouth parts. You need to come to a dental professional so that we can make trays from impressions taken from your teeth. This vastly reduces the chances of damage and also makes sure that the gel comes into proper contact with your teeth.

Hang on to your custom-made trays so that you can have whitening top-ups when the colour starts to fade. Contact us to find out more about how teeth whitening can transform your smile.