How your dentist can brighten up your smile

A cosmetic dentist, in the modern day and age, has a number of ways to brighten up a smile. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge we offer a number of cosmetic treatment options, so if you worry that your current smile is lacking some of its natural lustre, we are confident that we can find the perfect way to get it back.
brighten-smileWhen asked by the Oral Health Foundation, 64% of people who claimed to be unhappy with the appearance of their smile cited the colour of their teeth as their main cause for concern.
Teeth are easily discoloured for a variety of reasons. The number one cause of tooth discolouration in the UK is inadequate dental hygiene, which causes unsightly brown plaque to build up on the teeth. It’s hard to believe, but 66% of us have visible plaque, which can easily be remedied by visiting your dentist or hygienist for a professional scale and polish along with advice on how to improve your home cleaning regime.
However, many other factors also come into play when it comes to tooth discolouration, meaning that even with good dental hygiene your teeth may be discoloured, stained, or simply lacking some of their natural brightness.
Come into Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge and the first think we will do is diagnose the cause of your discolouration. After a thorough clinical examination your dentist will draw up a bespoke treatment plan, designed to restore both brightness to your teeth and confidence in your smile.
For everyday tooth staining – such as that caused by tea or coffee, smoking, and as a side-effect of some medicines – teeth whitening is a popular option. So long as it is carried out by a dentist, this is a safe, fast, and predictable way to remove tooth stains. You can have a single session of treatment in our Weybridge clinic, or carry out the procedure yourself at home.
Permanent discolouration requires a different approach. YourWeybridge dentist can use a single porcelain veneer to improve the look of a permanently stained tooth, whilst in the case of old, worn, discoloured fillings, tooth-coloured alternative may be placed.