Our teeth naturally discolour as we get older and if we smoke, then we exacerbate that process. Did you know that a third of smokers have, on average, at least three ongoing dental issues? Staining occurs when the particles from certain foods and drinks, known to cause stains, pass through outer surfaces of the tooth and accumulate in the enamel. The usual culprits are coffee, tea, curries, berries, beetroot and wine.
There is a way to remove stains however, so tea-drinkers and balti-fans need not worry! Here at Raynesway we offer a very effective stain removal surface, which involves an air polish, followed by a safe and reliable cosmetic tooth whitening treatment. You’ll gain confidence in your smile and if the research is correct, the more we smile – the more happy hormones we release, so your mood will improve too!
How teeth whitening can boost your smile
Unfortunately, as well as looking unsightly, yellowing teeth can also have an ageing effect on the face. This is because we naturally associate discoloured teeth with maturity. A teeth whitening treatment will not only make your teeth several shades whiter and enhance your smile but should also provide a facial rejuvenation.
It’s quite a simple procedure. You’ll visit us for your consultation and we’ll make custom trays to fit your mouth exactly. It’s into these trays, you’ll apply the bleaching gel we provide. The trays will then be worn overnight. The effects will become obvious almost immediately. If you’re embarking on a teeth whitening treatment, using a dentally prescribed product is really your only option if you want to avoid the risk of blistering, or not achieving any visible benefits. Home kits have been known to cause injury and not have any effect at all.
What does an air polish involve?
The other huge advantage of having one of our teeth whitening treatments is that we’ll prepare your teeth with an air polish first. This will ensure your teeth are free from food deposits and have an even surface, ready to receive the whitening gel. This is how we get such great results.
During the air polish, your teeth will be blasted by a stream of compressed, air and powder particles. This will remove food and stains. It’s gentle on the teeth and can reduce any sensitivity you’ve been feeling. It’s so gentle, in fact, it can even be used on dental implants.
If you’re interested in improving the look of your smile, a tooth whitening treatment is a very cost effective and painless way of doing so. Studies have shown that attractive smiles are known to help put you in line for promotion, have a hand in getting you recruited in the first place and can make you luckier in love! Please get in touch with our reception team to find out more and book your consultation. We pride ourselves on being very flexible in our appointment times, as well as providing a welcoming atmosphere to our comfortable, modern surgery.