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Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling? Teeth whitening can be an effective solution to give you a whiter, brighter smile.
Teeth naturally yellow and discolour over time, but smoking and some food and drinks can also cause hard-to-shift stains. Teeth can also be discoloured with speckled enamel, white banding or coloured spots, and can be stained during development by certain medications.
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we offer teeth bleaching. We listen to your concerns about the colour of your teeth, assess your needs and tailor our teeth bleaching treatment to give you a natural-looking, brighter smile.
Our teeth whitening treatment is a safe procedure that uses the dental bleaching agent carbamide peroxide to whiten your teeth. The carbamide peroxide penetrates the enamel of your teeth and oxidises the pigment bonds in the dentine, which brightens your teeth without damaging them.
Teeth whitening is suitable for most people aged over 18, but not if you have gum disease, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. It is not effective on false teeth, crowns, veneers or fillings (including tooth-coloured fillings), so you may have to consider replacing these with paler ones to match the colour of your new whiter teeth.
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