Give Your Teeth a Boost - Smile Stories

Give Your Teeth a Boost

There’s nothing quite like a really good smile to brighten up everyone’s day. The person being smiled at feels instantly cheered, the person doing the smiling releases serotonin and feels cheered too. What’s not to love?

Well, if your teeth are not as white as you’d like, you might find that there is something not to love, but don’t worry, because with professional teeth whitening in Bournemouth at Smile Stories, it’s easily fixed.

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Teeth whitening is the world’s most popular cosmetic dental treatment. It doesn’t alter the structure of your teeth, and you can do it at home under supervision from your dentist at Smile Stories.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide to gently lift out surface stains from your tooth enamel. These stains are caused by coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and even some medications, as well as tobacco. It only works on surface stains, discolouration within the tooth cannot be removed, and you may wish to explore alternatives like veneers or cosmetic bonding to cover it over.

When you come to us for teeth whitening, you will need two appointments. In the first, we will take impressions from which we will make you a set of gel trays that perfectly fit your teeth.

In the second appointment, we will check the trays fit before giving you a take-home kit of whitening gel and the trays.

You put the gel in the trays and then wear them overnight, each night. It takes about two weeks to lighten your teeth, or longer if the staining is very bad.

After you have reached your desired shade of white, you are ready to smile your best smile.


Teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment. How long it lasts depends on how well you take care of your lovely white teeth.

You can preserve the whiteness by avoiding the foods and drinks that cause staining, and also by cleaning your teeth after every meal.

But, now that you own a pair of gel trays, there is nothing to stop you from getting more gel and having a top-up treatment when the whiteness starts to fade.

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