Teeth discolouration may be due to intrinsic or extrinsic staining.
External factors, like coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks, and certain foods, can significantly stain your teeth.
Physically, trauma, chronic illness, and long-term medication can also influence the colour of your teeth.
Both categories of discolouration can benefit from dental whitening. However, the outcome varies for every individual. All whitening candidates need to be assessed and treated according to their needs and goals.
Candidates for Whitening
While most people are candidates, some criteria must be met:
- Healthy gums are essential prior to whitening.
- Decay and structural damage of any teeth need to be treated beforehand.
- Dental whitening is not recommended during pregnancy.
At Hulme Court Dental and Implant Centre, we offer an in-chair whitening procedure and a take-home whitening kit. It is recommended that an in-chair procedure provides the most immediate results for most candidates. Due to variations in tooth composition, whitening treatment results will vary between individuals.