Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth. Teeth can become discoloured due to age, stains from food and drink such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant, and smoking. Certain medications can also cause staining underneath the surface of the teeth.
Tooth whitening can be done completely by the dentist (known as 'in-office') or can be provided as a home whitening kit. The whitening agent is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. In-office whitening gives a more instant result whereas home whitening is done more gradually over a few weeks.
If you are interested in tooth whitening, please contact the practice or ask your dentist.
For more information on tooth whitening, click here to visit the British Dental Health Foundation website.