Tooth enamel is colourless and reflects the underlying tooth structure. Ninety-six percent of enamel consists of mineral, with water and organic material composing the rest. Enamel varies in thickness over the surface of the tooth and its normal colour can range from light yellow to grey-blue white, giving some people naturally darker or lighter teeth.
If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have some staining on some teeth, professional whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider. At Dentiq, our team has been training to deliver this treatment to a high standard and our patients are very happy with the results.
Teeth whitening involves the use of a bleaching agent, which is applied directly to the teeth to lighten them through a chemical process. Home whitening kits are also available and lighten the teeth more gradually. A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth. The bleaching agent is inserted into the tray which can be worn overnight or a few hours during the day. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are based on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.
Contact us today if you have any questions about whitening your teeth.