Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
Teeth whitening is a quick and effective way to improve the aesthetic look of your smile, making it whiter and brighter. Treatments that whiten teeth contain hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, these bleach your teeth quickly and safely.
Many different factors cause tooth discolouration. Internal stains can happen from overexposure to fluoride or using certain medications during childhood. This deep-seated discolouration can also happen because of tooth enamel wearing down. These stains may need crowns or veneers to change their appearance.
External surface stains can be caused by smoking or other tobacco use, certain foods, and beverages such as red wines, coffee, and tea. These stains are easily removed using teeth whitening treatments.
The length of any treatment depends on how well you care for your teeth in the weeks following that treatment, but results typically last between 6 months to 2 years.
To prolong the life of your teeth whitening treatment limit your consumption of tea, coffee, and red wine and avoid tobacco products.
Good oral hygiene and regular hygiene cleanings can also extend the longevity of your bright smile.