If there’s one thing that all adults would love to own, it’s a set of pearly white teeth. As the years go by, our teeth are exposed to a variety of factors that can play a major role in discolouration. The food and drink that we consume can take the biggest toll, but even a healthy diet and frequent brushing habits won’t guarantee a white shine.
As we age, the enamel on our teeth can begin to wear down and without proper care and maintenance, this could expose the layers underneath to harmful acids. Over time dark stains can begin to develop and when allowed to settle into the bone, it’s not unheard of for this discolouration to be all but impossible to treat.
Fortunately the whitening services offered by a dentistry can go a long way – even for those that may have suffered long term damage. Three types of service in particular are especially effective at enhancing the look and feel of teeth, and here’s a little more information on each of them. To learn more, read about the history of teeth whitening.
This is something that should only ever be undertaken by an expert, because of the potentially harmful properties of bleach. The procedure works by applying an intensive formula directly to the outer layer of teeth (both singularly and in rows). Depending on the type of formula used a patient can expect to spend anywhere between fifteen minutes and an hour, while their teeth are whitened and restored to their original shine.
It’s not uncommon for plaque and tartar to build-up over the surface of a tooth and this can result in discolouring – albeit treatable discolouration. Fortunately this layer of debris can be removed via tooth polishing procedures, where a dentist will use an advanced tool to wear this layer away, break it down and then remove it from the upper layer of teeth. The results? A clean, white smile with minimal plaque and maximum shine.
There may be times where the staining of particular teeth is beyond reparation. In these events, there are still options beyond having the odd tooth or two removed. Veneers are now far more affordable than they were in the past and as they are made to fit, they can be properly adjusted to suit the patients’ teeth. When properly fitted they can look just like the real thing – and are more than capable of returning a winning smile to a person’s face.
These are just a few of the most popular services offered by our dentists and you’ll be able to learn more, or book a treatment right now, by getting in touch. We’d be more than happy to schedule an appointment at a time and date that suits you, so why suffer any longer than you have to with yellowing teeth?