Everything you need to know about teeth whitening

Our teeth go through everyday challenges. With biting pens, eating dark-coloured foods and smoking, it can be increasingly hard for them to maintain the bright, white shine that we have come to love and expect. Where our physical health is concerned many of us often require external help to keep in the best possible shape, from monthly spa trips to a quick visit to the doctor, so is it not fair to say that our teeth also deserve the same luxury? Isn’t it time they experienced their afternoon of relaxation with teeth whitening Sheffield treatments?

Here at Dee Kay Dental, we understand that each patient, complete with their teeth, is completely unique. We promise to provide excellent patient care, assessing each mouth on an individual basis, ensuring that you receive the correct treatments and recommendations.

With how busy we are, it is no surprise that the way our teeth look might take a back seat. For some people, however, not having a bright, white smile can be increasingly embarrassing for them, often resulting in many negative mental and emotional setbacks. If you’re one of these people, you should read on to learn everything you need to know about teeth whitening Sheffield.

What causes teeth stains?

There are often three types of tooth staining that we come across, which will sometimes affect how we approach our teeth whitening Sheffield treatments. The first is the extrinsic category, which deals with the stains that are most likely surface level and caused by food, tobacco and beverages. Then there are intrinsic stains, which are often stains that cannot be treated by simple over-the-counter whitening treatments. This category involves stains caused by medications, trauma, decay, excess fluoride, and genetics. The final category is just age-related staining, which is exactly as the name states. Age-related staining can happen to anyone as we begin to age and our enamel starts to wear away.

At home kits

The most convenient part about our whitening treatments is that they can be carried out from the comfort of your home. First, you will come into our practice so we can discuss what it is you’re after and get a better feel of the type of staining your teeth are experiencing. From here, we will create custom-made whitening trays and provide you with whitening gel that is found in syringes. This may sound like a lot, but you don’t have to worry, as our experienced team will answer all of your questions and provide you with the correct information to get the bright, white smile that you deserve.

How does it work?

Within the syringes provided, there is a whitening gel that includes a whitening agent. It is the white agent that is able to lift the shades of your teeth by infiltrating through the enamel of your teeth and removing any discolouring. The finish will look completely natural and of course, white.

Is it permanent?

As always with your teeth, it is important that you are taking care of them to the best of your ability. You should always stick to an oral hygiene routine if you want your whitening results to last as long as possible and maximise your new, brightened smile. If you have any concerns about how to best take care of your teeth after the treatment, be sure to ask us any questions, as we’re always on hand to help take care of your worries.