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10 July 2018

How older generations can benefit from tooth whitening in Surbiton.

A beautiful white smile is often associated with younger people, and especially those with TV careers of one sort or another. But many young people these days have benefited from cosmetic dentistry to optimise their smiles and these types of treatments are no longer just for the rich and famous.

Although many older patients may wish that their teeth were whiter, they may not be aware of just how achievable this actually is. In many cases this is a treatment that they can carry out themselves, in their own home, with “at home” whitening kits from their local Surbiton dentist.

Why are older teeth more discoloured?

There are two types of tooth discolouration; surface staining and internal staining. Surface staining can accumulate over time and make the teeth look darker than before. This is generally avoidable if you look after your teeth well, with diligent, regular cleaning, supported by dental hygienist visits at our Surbiton practice. What is not preventable is the darkening of the inner part of our teeth and this is something that occurs naturally, the older we get. This doesn’t mean that we can’t do something to restore the whiteness though, and at the Confidental Clinic, we offer our older (as well as younger) patients, a way to do just that.

Easy teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a non invasive and pain free treatment that can be applied at home. Following a thorough, initial examination, trays will be made from impressions of your teeth. These trays will hold the bleaching agent and it is therefore important that they are the correct fit to avoid the bleach leaking onto the lips and gums. Over a period of a week or two, you simply put the bleaching agent into the trays and fit them over your teeth for a short period for time, whilst you relax and watch TV or, perhaps read. Once the treatment is complete, you will notice a great improvement in the colour of your teeth.

It is worth mentioning that you don’t have to aim to have your teeth a dazzling white colour. Older patients especially, may well prefer a smaller improvement which looks natural when amongst their peers. We will discuss this with you, and, if you feel that you would simply like a moderate improvement in the whiteness of your teeth, we can easily accommodate this.

Whether you are young or older, why not get in touch with the Confidental Clinic in Surbiton to see how we can help you to have a nice white smile once more? Please contact us on 020 8399 1291 to arrange your initial consultation.

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