With modern foods being either highly acidic or high in sugar, it comes as no surprise to dentists when patients tell us about stains or dulling of their teeth.
Teeth change colour with age and with lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking red wine and excess amounts of coffee, teeth can very quickly appear yellow or even grey.
Luckily, there is a simple solution that doesn’t involve heavy handed brushing. Dental surgeries across the UK offer cleaning services as part of a check-up and can offer tooth whitening services too, to keep your teeth gleaming.
What types of dental whitening may be offered?
When you visit your dentist for dental whitening, they will discuss with you which type of dental whitening is best suited to your teeth.
Enlighten teeth whitening in Stevenage is a common method used at our Smilecraft surgery and comes with several advantages over whitening services that involve regular trips to the dentist.
What is Enlighten?
Enlighten teeth whitening in Stevenage is a streamlined, effective whitening process that can be completed both at home and at your local dentist, causing minimal disruption to your life.
It is a combination treatment; 2 weeks of home-based treatment and then a 1-hour trip to your dentist for the final procedure- that’s it!
In essence, Enlighten is a clear, plastic, customised tray that fits over your teeth.
How does Enlighten work?
As an Enlighten tray is customised to fit your teeth, it is designed to be removable, but secure when it is in your mouth.
When you undertake this treatment, your dentist will provide you with a gel to place into your customised tray, that can then be worn overnight for two weeks. These trays are not bulky or thick, so they are extremely comfortable to sleep in and will not come loose in the night.
The active ingredient in the gel passes through your enamel and into your tooth, breaking down any stubborn or set stains in the process through chemical oxidation. This procedure is not painful but does take some time to complete, so you must follow any directions given by your dentist to fully benefit from this treatment.
On the last day of treatment, you will be called back to your dentist to undergo the final stage of the process. This involves a forty minute to one-hour deep bleaching, to really whiten your teeth and leave you with a gleaming smile.
The Benefits of Enlighten
One advantage of this treatment is that it can lighten your teeth up to 16 shades, meaning that people with the deepest set stains will benefit.
The outcome is predictable and even, reversing the visible effects of dental ageing and creating a mouth full of teeth that are the same shade.
Enlighten is a market leader in tooth whitening and is heralded by patients and dentists as being extremely quick and safe to use.
Contact us at Smilecraft to discuss the other benefits of Enlighten in Stevenage.