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Keeping your teeth white

Keeping your teeth white

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Dr Bali Dhaliwal in Smile Makeover (clinic: Alton)

There are many considerations when deciding on whitening. Below we have listed a few of the things to think about.

What do you want to achieve?

One of the main considerations of any tooth whitening system is what the end result will look like. If you have any restorations (crowns, bridges, white fillings, implants, dentures) then these are unlikely to lighten in the same way that natural teeth lighten. This means that you could end up having some restorations that are too dark following treatment. A dentist will identify those that need to be considered prior to starting the process. You may want to factor in the cost of replacing restorations following treatment.

We offer Enlighten, our Guaranteed Whitening System which is a very popular choice for a number of our clients. With this we combine three phases of treatment and offer a money-back guarantee that we can achieve the lightest 'natural' tooth shade you desire. This offers you peace of mind. It minimises the risk of sensitive teeth and maximises you chance of a predictable and long-lasting result.

What if you have a lighter restoration and want your tooth to match it?

It is possible to lighten teeth to match existing restorations which are already lighter. This means that the difference between the two becomes less noticeable (symmetry is beauty, after all!), but it is impossible to predict if an exact match will be achieved. This type of whitening is often easier with tray-less systems. It can be done with trays but is not as easy to do. 'In Surgery' systems are a big no-no for this

How much time do you have to do the treatment?

All treatment takes time, and this may be a consideration when choosing the most appropriate system for you. For example the tray-less home systems normally take 45-60 minutes of dedicated time each day. Tray systems normally take a couple of hours, but you can go about your day-to-day activities (including sleeping) when you use them. 'In Surgery' systems normally take 60-90 minutes.

enVisage offers tooth whitening and has a wealth of experience in different systems. Our team have carried out post-graduate training in tooth whitening to ensure we can offer care which puts your health and well-being at the core of everything we do. Being a Gold Member of the British Dental Bleaching Society has helped me ensure that all those at my practice are providing treatment to high standards and treatment that the profession would consider to be best practice.

If you are interested in whitening or any of our services then do call our reception team on 01420 84443, or email on [email protected].

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