Stains: they happen to the best of us. Whether your guilty pleasure is the occasional cappachino, a few cups of Earl Grey, or a glass of Chilean Shiraz, the treats we love often leave their mark on our teeth.
If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them to be, it can make you self-consious and less eagre to show off your smile. The good news is that discolouration and staining doesn’t have to become a permanent fixture on your teeth, we can improve their appearance with a whitening treatment.
With Enlighten at-home teeth whitening treatment, you can enhance your smile. But how does teeth whitening work? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Enlighten.
Before we discuss how Enlighten brightens your smile and removes stains, we need to discuss how they get there in the first place. Much of the staining that you may experience can be caused by food and drink. Some of the most common stain-inducing items include:
Your teeth get their natural whiteness from the enamel. This tough coating can become thinner as you age. As it thins, the darker layer of dentin beneath starts to become visible through the enamel. This gives your teeth a yellow appearance.
Enlighten uses chemical oxidation to break down the stains on the surface of your teeth. Using whitening trays filled with a special gel that passes through your enamel, it’s possible to brighten your teeth by up to 16 shades.
You’ll carry out the majority of your treatment in the comfort of your own home, but first we’ll need to get impressions of your teeth so that your whitening trays can be made to measure. We’ll also get you started using a special toothpaste that strengthens your enamel and reduces sensitivity during the treatment.
Once your custom trays are ready, you can start the treatment. Each night for the next two weeks, you’ll wear the trays. They’re lightweight, comfortable, and safe.
After the two weeks are up, we’ll get you back into the clinic for a final 40 minute appointment where we’ll lighten your teeth by the final few shades.
Enlighten is one of the most popular and effective at-home whitening treatments. We’re confident in its abilities. Not only does it give much better results than shop bought treatments, but it is considerably safer.
Vita B1 is the most natural shade of white possible. Enlighten can help you achieve this shade and improve your self confidence. Best of all, its results are long lasting and can be topped up as required.
At Harley Private Dental, we want you to shine bright with all of the confidence you deserve. To learn more about how Englighten can help you eliminate stains and discolouration and achieve your dream smile, book your consultation today.Back to Blog
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