Even the most oral health conscious people can develop discolouration and staining on their teeth. Discolouration tends to come with age, but it can also be caused by:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Consuming teeth staining beverages, such as red wine, tea and coffee, on a regular basis.
There are two easily achievable options for those who want a whiter, brighter smile, including:
At-Home Whitening Treatment
If you choose home whitening treatment we will create impressions of your teeth, which will be used as a template to make custom-made whitening trays. You will be advised to wear the whitening trays for a period of time each day for around 2-3 weeks.
There are trays available that can be worn during the day or night so you can easily fit the treatment around your lifestyle. The results of this treatment process are gradual but if you are not happy with the results after the recommended period of time, your dentist can simply provide you with refill packs. This means that you can continue any further treatment at home.
In-Chair Whitening Treatment
In-chair whitening, simply put, takes place at the practice. The session is relatively quick, there is no pain and the results will be visible almost straight away. As part of the one-hour session the whitening agent is applied to the teeth by your dentist and an intensive light source is used to activate it. The source lightens the teeth and provides you with a beautiful, radiant smile.
Enlighten Whitening System
The Enlighten Evolution innovative teeth whitening treatment is a unique, safe system of whitening which can lighten the teeth by a staggering 16 shades; the only teeth whitening system in the world that is capable of this.
At Old Court House Dental in Dorking, Surrey we are proud to offer our patients this innovative, one of a kind tooth whitening system for a truly dazzling smile.
The Enlighten Evolution whitening system differs from other whitening treatments as the gel used is incredibly safe on the gums, even using its strongest and most powerful gel formulas. Many other whitening treatments are too strong for the gums and therefore barriers have to be worn to prevent them burning.
Incredibly this highly effective whitening system does not need any protective gum barriers! Drs Rishi Patel and Sundeep Dhanoa believe this system is a fantastic development in tooth whitening treatments and have seen the amazing results time and time again. Not only is it highly effective it is also incredibly safe and easy to use.
How does Enlighten treatment work?
To get the very best results the treatment requires a little work on your part.
The first part of the treatment will entail either Rishi or Sundeep taking impressions of your teeth which will be sent straight to the highly innovative Enlighten laboratory. There, custom-made, high-quality bleaching trays will be made and then sealed for each individual patient. The process normally takes 2 weeks to complete. While they are making the custom-made bleaching trays you will be using their fantastic toothpaste called "Tooth Serum" two times daily; replacing your normal toothpaste.
This innovative toothpaste is unlike any ordinary toothpaste as it is made with a substance called Hydroxyapatite (HAP) which is the same substance enamel is made from. HAP improves the whitening results but also protects the teeth and vastly reduces any sensitivity felt.
After using this state-of-the-art toothpaste you will visit Old Court House Dental to collect your special bleaching trays and a home -whitening kit. For 2 weeks you must use the kit and bleaching tray to lighten your teeth every evening. It is also important to continue using our special Tooth Serum instead of normal toothpaste both morning and night.
The last part of the process is a treatment in the surgery which takes about forty minutes using your whitening trays. This last stage of treatment is very important as it will help to improve the colour further and make sure the whitening is as natural looking and as even as possible. It will also help retain the shade of white for longer.
One of the great things about this treatment is that you can maintain your dazzling white teeth continually. By keeping your bleaching trays and buying a home gel kit from us you are able to top up the treatment when you feel the need. We would suggest patients wear the trays for one night every two or three months in order to maintain the best whitening results possible. On top of this you can also continue to use the Tooth Serum which will also help to preserve the colour and form a barrier on your teeth.
To find out more about Enlighten Evolution whitening treatment contact the team at Old Court House Dental today.