As we age, our teeth naturally lose their colour and begin to turn yellow. Just like greying hair and wrinkles, this is one of the unfortunate and unattractive signs of aging. Teeth lose their natural colour because the enamel becomes stained over time from the food we eat and liquids we drink. Some substances are especially bad for enamel staining such as coffee, tea and red wine and smoking is also particularly bad for your teeth.
Cleaning your teeth effectively every day will help to slow the process of yellowing teeth but once the enamel has become stained it cannot be cleaned using conventional oral hygiene methods. However, there is one sure-fire way to return your teeth to their original and healthy-looking colour. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable and widely used cosmetic dentistry treatments. It involves placing a gel against the surface of the teeth in a specially designed tray. This gel contains the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide, which will seep into the enamel and gradually bleach it white.
There are many different kinds of whitening treatments available that range from short half hour sessions to more comprehensive two-week treatments with daily whitening sessions. Teeth whitening starts from as little as £60 and is suitable for almost all types of teeth. Some patients may experience more immediate results than others but it is capable of improving the colour of your teeth by up to ten shades in some cases. To fond out more about the possibilities of teeth whitening, as your Central London dentist at your next check up appointment. If you are worried about the colour of your teeth, teeth whitening could be the perfect solution to make you more confident with your smile.