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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 discolouration. Teeth may also discolour from within. For example, the use of certain antibiotics in childhood may affect the colour of teeth. In addition, teeth may change colour 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 colourless, 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 ‘office whitening’ which in our opinion gives the best and long term results. This method is used in the Enlighten system.

Enlighten

Enlighten is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective whitening system in the world. It is extremely popular and it is the only system that guarantees a Vita shade B1 for almost every patient. It has a 98% success rate.

This system involves both home whitening and one office whitening to give you that dazzling smile you always wanted.

Advantages of Enlighten over other systems

  • Only system that guarantees B1 shade which is the whitest shade in the vita shade guide.
  • 98% success rate
  • whitening results are longer lasting
  • Extremely low sensitivity during whitening as compared to other systems.
  • No change in diet while whitening.
  • Whitening trays are bespoke made in special enlighten accredited labs.
  • Top up gels are available to keep your dazzling smile rejuvenated.
  • Kits include special Evo tooth serum and Evo white stain removing toothpaste.
THE ENLIGHTEN PROCESS
1st
VISIT

Impressions are made to fabricate a bespoke upper and lower whitening flexible and soft trays in accredited labs. Tooth serum is given to be used for 1-2 weeks before starting the whitening process.

2nd
VISIT

The Enlighten kit consisting of the whitening trays and special gels are given. The 2 tubes of the special whitening gel has to be used in the trays overnight for 2 weeks. You will be able to notice the difference within 2-3 days.

3rd
VISIT

After 2 weeks you will attend the dental practice for 1 hour in-office whitening treatment. Please carry your whitening trays with you for this appointment. In –office whitening is done with a different gel in the trays for 1 hour. Once completed you can see your stunning white new smile.

After treatment

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 whitening procedure is completed.

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