At The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, we work with teeth whitening candidates on a daily basis to help determine which treatment is right for them. If you are interested in restoring the vitality and youthful brilliance of your teeth, one of the most simple and effective ways to do so is through teeth whitening treatment.
Pain-free, non-invasive, zero recovery time and little to no risk – what’s not to like?
Ideal Candidates – Types of Stains and Discolouration
Over time, teeth can become stained or discoloured due to a varied number of factors. Below are some common types of tooth discolouration and staining that may be treatable through teeth whitening.
Food and Beverage Stains – Coffee, cola, red wines and teas – as well as foods such as sauces and berries – can all stain the teeth over time.
Tobacco Stains – If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, you’ll likely notice that your teeth have yellowed and become dull. Individuals who suffer with yellowed and dull teeth as a result of tobacco usage are encouraged to explore teeth whitening treatment – it can have a real and lasting impact on your confidence and self-esteem.
Discoloured and Dull Teeth – As we age, our teeth begin to lose their youthful, healthy luster, slowly yellowing and becoming both duller and darker. With teeth whitening, we can help restore the enamel’s youthful luster and brighten the teeth.
Tetracycline Stains – Tetracycline is an antibiotic commonly prescribed for acne and rosacea treatment. Its long-term use can result in staining of the dentin, which is not treatable through standard teeth whitening. If you have undergone tetracycline treatment in the past for acne or rosacea, or are currently using this antibiotic, porcelain veneers can be utilised to help you realise your cosmetic goals.