Updated: Sep 25, 2018
A dentist has many methods of lightening and brightening the appearance of your smile. Moonlight Dental Surgery in Slough offers a range of cosmetic dental services, designed to give your smile a brightness boost in just one or two appointments.
A recent study revealed that tooth colour was the number one complaint heard by cosmetic dentists across the UK. Some 64% of men and women in the UK were dissatisfied with the current shade of their teeth, with a number of reasons behind their tooth discolouration. When you come for a consultation at Moonlight Dental Surgery in Slough, the first thing your dentist will do is to establish the reason behind your tooth staining, so that they can find the best way to treat it.
The same survey uncovered a worrying statistic: 66% of adults have visible dental plaque. This causes unpleasant yellow or brown staining, but can also lead to more serious problems, because plaque is the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
Plaque can be addressed with a dental hygiene visit. A dentist or hygienist will remove all traces of plaque and will help you to develop a more efficient brushing and flossing routine to stop it happening again.
Teeth can also be stained by lifestyle factors such as smoking or drinking a lot of coffee. This type of tooth stain can be effectively treated by teeth whitening, which involves the use of special dental bleaching gel and should only be carried out by a dentist.
At our Slough dental practice we offer both home teeth whitening and Evolution combination whitening, which involves two weeks of home whitening followed by a final session here in our Slough clinic with a dentist.
Permanent discolouration, for example that caused by dental trauma, can be improved with porcelain veneers, which are thin porcelain shells over the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. At our Slough clinic your dentist can use a single veneer to cover a permanently discoloured tooth, or a full set to create a smile makeover.
Old fillings and crowns can also discolour your smile, and can be replaced with tooth-coloured alternatives.