Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. The treatment is capable of lightening your existing colour by several shades, making them much brighter and whiter.
More and more people in Glasgow want to have brighter, whiter teeth but many of those people choose to buy online teeth whitening packs as opposed to going to see a teeth whitening dentist.
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry that should only be performed or prescribed by a dentist, hygienist or dental therapist. There are beauty salons that also offer the treatment although, the majority of the people providing the treatment aren’t qualified dentists meaning that they would carry risks. When it comes to the home whitening kits that are offered online and over counters in shops you should avoid them too as the bleach may be too strong for the teeth and because the bleaching tray isn’t made specifically for your mouth it can result in the bleach getting on to your gums and causing sensitivity and blistering.
At our dental practice in Glasgow we offer teeth whitening as one of our treatments and have dentists available who have carried out this treatment for hundreds of patients over the years.
We currently have two options available for patients who are interested in coming to us for our teeth whitening treatment, these are as follows:
- Chair-side whitening
- Dentist-supervised home whitening
For this treatment you’ll be expected to come into our dental surgery in Glasgow where we will supervise the treatment. When we are carrying out the treatment we will put a rubber shield or a gel on to your gums to protect them and we’ll then apply the whitening product on to your teeth using a specially made tray.
Dentist-supervised home whitening
This is where we will arrange for a tray to be specially made to fit into your mouth like a gum shield. You’ll be given the whitening gel and the tray away to take home with you along with a routine to follow at home and you’ll be able to do the whitening yourself.
Before our teeth whitening dentist is able to provide you with the trays or bleaching gel it’s important that you come in for a consultation. This will determine whether or not you are suitable for the treatment and will give our teeth whitening dentist a chance to discuss each option along with the cost.
If you are then suitable for treatment and happy to go ahead then we’ll arrange for impressions of your teeth to be taken so that it can be sent away to a lab for your bleaching tray to be custom made.
For a consultation with one of our dentists, just give us a call today.