Have you been pondering the thought of having a smile boost and been wondering what could be achieved in creating an even brighter smile? You aren’t the only one, reports say that half of the British population are unhappy with their smile. We at Smile Dental Care Glasgow think this is a pretty sad statistic and so are offering smile makeovers in Glasgow. A way of opening the conversation with respect to tooth happiness and working with patients to find the best solution for them. This includes a multitude of different options when it comes to cosmetic procedures for teeth, but for today let’s focus on whitening.
What is tooth whitening?
One of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry we work with when it comes to smile makeovers in Glasgow is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is pretty much what it says on the tin. It’s a way of whitening and brightening your smile. It works to lessen discolouration on teeth and remove stains. It’s a safe procedure and we at our practice only use the best products available.
Types of whitening
We are proud to offer three different types of tooth whitening.
In-surgery whitening is a type of whitening that uses lasers to brighten the teeth. The treatment only takes about an hour and half and is perfect for those looking for quick fix smile makeovers in Glasgow. We use a special product ‘Zoom’ whitening which is especially designed to protect the gums and lips during the whitening process. The product used is a gel that, when put under the laser light, activates and begins to lighten the teeth.
Home whitening is a good option if you aren’t in a rush to get those teeth sparkling bright. You’ll visit us at the practice to have mould taken so you can have customised whitening trays made. These fit over your teeth and are worn at night with the whitening gel applied to lighten teeth over a two week period. Our practice currently uses WhiteWash for home whitening, it’s safe and has been especially designed by UK dentists.
A third option is combination whitening, if you’re looking for an overall tip-top form of whitening then our recommendation always falls to Enlighten whitening. Enlighten partners in-surgery and at-home whitening techniques to give fantastic long-term results. You’ll have trays made to be worn with whitening gel for two weeks along with an hour long procedure in the surgery. You will also be given a top-up whitening kit for you to use as and when needed.
Keeping your smile white
As with lots of treatments when it comes to your teeth, if you want to keep your smile white post-procedure you need to make sure you are taking care of your teeth too. There are things to avoid if you want to banish discolouration and staining, for example, tea, coffee, red wine, curry, fruit juices, bright berries, and smoking. Our dentist will be able to go into more detail about this with you, but it’s worth doing your research into keeping your new, bright-white smile shiny.