As we age, a variety of substances can affect the colour of our teeth, causing them to discolour or appear more yellow. These factors include smoking, drinking coffee or alcohol such as red wine, and even certain medications. Everyone’s teeth differ, and the shade of your teeth could be caused by a number of different factors.
Teeth whitening is one way to remove stains and brighten the look of your smile. It’s important to consult with a dentist before undergoing any type of teeth whitening procedure. Not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening (for example, if the discolouration is caused by medication) or you may need other treatment first (for example, if the discolouration is caused by dental disease).
At Dulwich Dental we offer two types of whitening procedures to suit your needs: an in-chair whitening treatment and a take-home whitening treatment. Typically, the in-chair treatment is a faster option (it can usually be done in a single visit), but we can advise you about your options in your consultation. Get in touch with us today to learn more about teeth whitening.