The colour of your teeth can really make the difference between a good smile and a great one. The healthiest looking teeth are the ones that are the cleanest and whitest but over time our teeth tend to lose their natural whiter colour as they are affected by colouring in the food we eat and other lifestyle choices we make. This can spoil the appearance of otherwise healthy teeth and make us look older.
There are a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be used to brighten the teeth. These include using cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers and most commonly, teeth whitening treatments. One of the most popular teeth whitening treatments is Enlighten. This has been proven to be effective and capable of whitening teeth by up to ten shades.
Teeth whitening works by applying a special gel to the surface enamel of the teeth. This gel contains the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide which penetrates the enamel and bleaches it white. Treatments vary in duration according to the desired results of the patient and the extent of discolouration that needs treating. Although tooth enamel varies from person to person and whitening will be more effective for some than others, teeth whitening will improve the appearance of almost any smile.
It is also possible to have special trays made up by your City of London dentist which you can wear at home. These will usually be less concentrated than the gel used in surgery, as the dentist is able to use all the necessary safety equipment to protect the teeth. The cost of teeth whitening with Enlighten will vary depending on how extensive a treatment you want but it can cost as little as £60 for initial treatment. If you want to feel more confident about your smile then teeth whitening might be able to give your teeth the little lift they need.