11 Jan,

Brighter Smiles: How Does Enlighten Teeth Whitening Work?

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If your smile doesn’t sparkle or shine like it once did, it may affect your confidence. Discoloured teeth may make you want to wear a tight-lipped smile, meaning you have to hold back on really displaying those positive emotions.

Thankfully, your teeth don’t have to stay that off-white shade forever. With the right teeth whitening treatment, you can smile wide without worry. Best of all, it’s possible to whiten your smile from the comfort of your home using Enlighten.

Before you jump in and brighten your smile using this revolutionary treatment, you’ll probably want to know, how does Enlighten teeth whitening actually work?

Here’s everything you need to know about Enlighten teeth whitening.

What Causes Staining and Discolouration?

Before we delve into how teeth whitening removes stains and discolouration, we need to know how it gets there in the first place. Often, our lifestyle choices and diets factor into staining.

If you’re a smoker, drink lots of tea or coffee, or enjoy red wine often, you may notice stains develop over time. These stains go deep into the pores of your teeth and cannot be removed by brushing alone.

Whiten Your Teeth At Home

It takes time to achieve the bright white shine of a B1 vita (the most natural shade of white). Fortunately, you can whiten your smile from the comfort of your own home.

A couple of weeks before you’re due to start treatment, we’ll get you to come into the clinic for a consultation. Here, we’ll take impressions of your teeth so we can make custom whitening trays that perfectly fit your mouth.

Before our treatment, we’ll also give you a special toothpaste to use. This prepares your tooth’s enamel so it feels less sensitive to the whitening treatment.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to whiten your smile in our clinic, we also offer a chairside version of the Enlighten treatment.

How Enlighten Brightens Your Smile

Enlighten uses a specially-formulated whitening gel. You’ll place the gel in the custom trays each night and this will keep it close to your teeth. The gel works its magic by slowly penetrating deep into the pores of your teeth, breaking down stains and restoring whiteness.

After the two weeks of at-home whitening are up, we’ll get you to come back into the clinic for one final treatment. Here, we’ll perfect your new shine.

How Long Does Enlighten Teeth Whitening Take?

In total, you’ll need to wear your custom whitening trays every night for two weeks. The great news is that they are comfortable and safe – after a while, you’ll barely notice they are in.

Once the treatment is complete, it’s important to keep good oral hygiene habits to maintain the results. As time goes on, you may need to top-up your treatment as life slowly starts leaving its mark on your smile again.

The Benefits of Enlighten

Enlighten is one of the most popular whitening products in the world. It achieves its reputation by whitening smiles to the most natural shade possible. That said, we can tweak your shade so that it perfectly suits you.

Safety is very important, and Enlighten achieves these results without causing you or your teeth harm. Some whitening products on the market can be abrasive and damage the surface of your teeth. When whitening with Enlighten, your tooth’s enamel will be perfectly preserved.

Enlighten at Canon House

If you’re looking for a whiter smile, Canon House in Beaconsfield is here to help. Enlighten is a safe and effective treatment that guarantees exceptional results.

To learn more about Enlighten, or to get started, schedule your consultation today.

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