Are you unhappy with the colour of your teeth and searching for a perfect white smile? Our teeth whitening services are pain-free and most importantly safe for achieving your pearly whites with confidence.
With an abundance of tooth whitening products on the market, many consumers turn to DIY or high street products. The reality with these brands is that very little do as they say on the tin. Teeth whitening kits and charcoal pastes may seem like a quick and cheap solution however these can wear down the enamel and result in further yellowing of the teeth. You wouldn’t cut your own hair, so why risk whitening your own teeth? Our teeth whitening services not only guarantee a dazzling smile but do so in a safe and considered manner.
Types of teeth whitening
Gel whitening is a process carried out over a number of weeks through the consultation of your dentist. Depending on the strength of gel, some treatments can be carried out in as little as a week. Here the dentist makes a mould of your mouth from taking an impression. This allows for a custom mouth guard to be produced which can be used in conjunction with the gel. Our dentists will provide a specific step by step instructions on how and when to use the gel to achieve the desired results. Using dentist approved whitening trays allows for a cheaper alternative to laser treatment which redeems the same pearly results.
Laser whitening consists of a shorter procedure using lights and gel in conjunction to redeem results faster and efficiently. Firstly, a peroxide paste is applied to the teeth which involves a more concentrated dose of peroxide. In order to activate the solution and increase the procedures speed lasers cause for the oxygen process to be heated quicker. Laser whitening only takes around two to four 15-60-minute treatments which are overseen by expert dentistry professionals. Choosing a professional whitening procedure ensures that your tooth sensitivity and specific needs can be effectively monitored.
Commonly Asked Questions
Benefits of professional tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening will…
Improve your teeth colour
Restore your confidence
What does the procedure involve?
Before teeth whitening takes place, a dental exam will take place to check for issues such as tooth decay. Due to the strong nature of bleach, any such problems could result in irritation. Your current tooth shade will also be measured against a shade guide – this allows for us to compare your final results!
Before any whitening can take place, your teeth and gums are cleaned in order to work with a blank canvas. Prior to the procedure, a rubber shield is inserted into the mouth in order to protect the gums from the bleaching agent. The bleaching agent consists of a solution of 10-35 percent peroxide which is applied to the teeth for a time depending on the preferred shade of white. The percentage of peroxide found in dental whitening procedures will mostly be of a much higher percentage than home whitening kits. Applying a high percentage solution must be done in a controlled environment by an experienced dentist, where home whitening kits are concerned irritation can occur when instructions aren’t followed precisely.
What results can I expect?
Results will depend on the existing colour of your teeth, in addition to factors such as age and family history. Ultimately tooth whitening can quickly improve the appearance of your smile, instantly boosting self-esteem and elevating your appearance.
At Glasgow Dentists, we’d love to see if teeth whitening is suitable for you. To book your personal consultation give us a call or email.