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Exploring cosmetic dentistry: teeth whitening

June 08, 2016

Cosmetic dentistry offers a huge number of ways for a dentist to boost your smile. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, one of the most popular treatments on our extensive cosmetic menu is teeth whitening.

The need for teeth whitening

The key focus of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, and one of the most common complaints heard by the cosmetic dental team at our Farnham clinic is that stained and/or discoloured teeth are making people too self-conscious to smile in public, often creating the wrong impression.

Over the years, teeth experience some natural yellowing and other discolouration. However, dietary factors can also stain the teeth – tea, coffee, and red wine are particular culprits – as can lifestyle choices such as cigarette or cigar smoking.

In some cases medical conditions or the use of some medications also results in staining of the teeth. When carried out under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to remove these stains and leave your teeth several shades lighter and whiter. It’s not difficult to see why it is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth whitening in Farnham

Here at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, we invite you to join us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation to find out more about teeth whitening treatment. Your cosmetic dentist will assess the type and amount of staining to check that whitening is the best option, and will listen to your concerns about the current colour of your teeth. They will then tailor your teeth whitening treatment to suit your needs perfectly.

The teeth whitening treatment available from our Farnham clinic involves the use of bleaching agent carbamide peroxide and bespoke whitening trays. You carry the treatment out at home, under the supervision of your dentist.

In certain circumstances, where discolouration of a tooth or teeth is permanent, teeth whitening won’t work. But there’s no need to panic; other options from the cosmetic dentistry menu at our Farnham clinic include porcelain veneers, which are perfect for permanently discoloured teeth.

'Click here to download our free guide to teeth whitening at Elmsleigh House'

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