• Christmas Teeth Whitening Offer

    At Puresmile Borehamwood Dental & Implants in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, we see many patients each week who are unhappy with their discoloured or stained teeth. They tell us how grey or dull looking teeth stop them smiling freely with friends, family and work colleagues. In some cases it even prevents them talking with confidence and effects their self-esteem and quality of life.

    The good news is teeth whitening is one of the most common, affordable and effective cosmetic dental procedures available. Here’s a list of some of the most common questions we get from patients considering teeth whitening.

    What is teeth whitening?

    In simple terms, teeth whitening is a procedure to lighten your teeth by removing discolouration and stains. There are different options available to whiten your teeth:

    Why are my teeth are discoloured or stained even though I brush my teeth twice a day?

    Teeth get discoloured or stained for many reasons, we’ve listed a few here:

    • High consumption of tea, coffee or red wine
    • Smoking
    • Ageing
    • Poor oral hygiene
    • Improper brushing
    • Excessive fluoride or certain types of medicines

    Can anyone have teeth whitening?

    Yes, everyone can be treated for teeth whitening. The appropriate treatment can depend on factors such as; age, oral health condition and any past or present illness. Only in some extreme cases, such as advanced gum disease, would a dentist advise against teeth whitening.

    Is teeth whitening painful?

    In some cases where teeth are sensitive to peroxide, a patient may feel some slight pain or discomfort during the process or when consuming hot or cold foods. However, this discomfort tends to be short-lived and disappears after a couple of days.

    What’s the best way to whiten my teeth?

    There are different options available to whiten your teeth:

    • At home bleaching

      This is often suited to busy professionals who find it difficult to visit the dentist regularly. Our Borehamwood dentists will create a custom-made tray to fit perfectly over your teeth and will guide on how to use a teeth-whitening agent like peroxide, with the trays, over a period of a few weeks. After the initial visit to Puresmile Borehamwood Dental & Implants in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home.

    • Chair-side bleaching at Puresmile Borehamwood Dental & Implants

      Our Borehamwood dentists start by thoroughly cleaning your teeth and removing any food particles that may have stuck between your teeth. Once this is done, the dentist will either apply a rubber shield or protective gel to protect your gums and then apply the bleach to the teeth. The bleach will break stains into small pieces that will make your teeth look brighter and lighter. Our in-house treatment works better and faster as the bleaching solution used is stronger.

    • Over the counter (OTC) bleaching products

      Nowadays, various bleaching products like tooth-pastes, whitening rinses or whitening strips are available online or over the counter. These products tend not to work as well as the other options listed as they may remove stains but don’t whiten teeth. Please consult your dentist first before using such products.

    You have options when it comes to whitening your teeth so why not ask one of our dentists to advise on what will work for you. We’ll do a detailed study of your dental health and let you know the most suitable treatment to you.

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    For more information on our teeth whitening special offers and for the best possible teeth whitening treatment in Borehamwood, book a free consultation today by calling Puresmile Borehamwood Dental & Implants on 020 8953 3665 or email