The appearance of your teeth is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you in person. Good dental health and clean, white teeth are a sign of good overall well-being and can also help boost your self-confidence and encourage you to take better care of your teeth, promoting better oral health for life. If you are unhappy about the look of your smile, then you may not be as vigilant with your dental hygiene routine, which can result in the buildup of plaque and tartar in your mouth. This can lead to many types of dental issues and also affect the appearance of your smile further.

Poor oral hygiene is a major cause of yellow or stained teeth. Yellow or stained teeth are some of the most common complaints from patients who otherwise have healthy teeth and gums. Yellow teeth are also known as extrinsic staining of the teeth and usually affects the enamel, reducing its natural sparkle and shine. Extrinsic staining of teeth can usually be prevented with good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist in Ipswich and frequent appointments with your hygienist. This will help to prevent plaque and tartar and other stain molecules from building up on the surface of your teeth. Over time, these stain molecules become more stubborn and adhere firmly to the surface of your teeth; therefore, they become more difficult to remove with brushing alone. In this case, you will need to speak to your dentist to find out about teeth whitening procedures.

As with all cosmetic dentistry, your dentist will firstly carry out an examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that they are strong and healthy and there are no dental issues that may be exacerbated by teeth whitening procedures. Your dentist will be able to offer a full range of restorative dental treatments, and these will be carried out prior to any teeth whitening procedures.

Whiten with Enlighten

Speak to your dentist and find out about the Enlighten teeth whitening system. This is an internationally renowned teeth whitening system that has been firmly established as a safe and effective teeth whitening procedure and quickly become famous amongst patients and dentists alike. It uses hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, which work as bleaching agents, to break down the stain molecules on the surface of the teeth.

Enlighten offers two different types of treatment options. Enlighten Guaranteed Whiter Shade Teeth Whitening, which begins with a 4-week home treatment kit and is completed with a 60-minute teeth whitening session at your dentist. Alternatively, you can gradually whiten your smile for a more natural transition with Enlighten Home Teeth Whitening. This is made up of a day gel and a night gel, which can be worn in individually tailored dental trays for a certain amount of time during the day and overnight whilst you sleep. The bleaching agents will come into direct contact with your teeth and gently remove the stains, giving you a beautifully white smile.