The natural shade of teeth can vary between people and there may even be differences between your individual teeth. Most of us find lighter shades more attractive and appealing. An intact set of shining teeth also gives an impression of vitality and health. There are many reasons why teeth can become discoloured over the years and when this happens, patients often turn to us for advice. In these cases, professional tooth whitening is the preferred choice. This cosmetic treatment (bleaching) is a simple procedure which does not harm your teeth in any way. It can significantly reduce or even remove the discolouration caused by food, beverages, tobacco, illness or medication.