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Teeth Whitening

In nature the colour and shade of teeth varies greatly from White to Yellow to Grey...

Teeth whitening in Salisbury is done at Fisherton Dental Care. There are various causes of teeth discoloration. Teeth may also discolor from within. For example, the use of certain antibiotics in childhood may affect the color of teeth. In addition, teeth may change color with age or as a result of trauma. This is known as the Intrinsic Staining of the teeth and it is not affected by brushing and flossing.

Extrinsic Stains are those which are present on the surface of the teeth. Plaque and tartar are a common cause of Extrinsic Stains whilst smoking, tea, coffee and red wine along with some medical products can all stain the surface of the enamel. Extrinsic Stains are easily removed by 'Scale and Polish' but Intrinsic Staining requires a completely different approach- Bleaching.

Teeth whitening is done by using chemical compounds which release nascent Oxygen and it is thought that Oxidation of the pigmented complexes in the teeth eventually render the pigment fragments colorless, and thus lighten the shade of the teeth.

Teeth whitening in Salisbury at our Practice be done in different ways.

1) For fast results, the 'In-Surgery' bleaching procedure can make the teeth lighter in 90 minutes of actual treatment time.

2) Another method is the 'In Home' whitening in which whitening trays and the materials are given to patients to be used at homes.

3) Yet another method combines 'Home whitening' with 'In Surgery whitening ' and in our experience this combined approach produces better results.

There are no known long term disadvantages of whitening. A common minor disadvantage is Sensitivity of the teeth but it is usually temporary and resolves after the bleaching procedure is completed. Very occasionally irritation of the gums and mucosa of the mouth may also occur with whitening materials but it is also a temporary occurrence and resolves soon after its done.

So if you are looking for teeth whitening in Salisbury contact us for that beautiful white smile which you always wanted.