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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Many people now look to teeth whitening to improve the appearance of their teeth for personal or purely cosmetic reasons.

 

Teeth Whitening – What Is It?

Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter by several shades; however the results will differ for each individual. A person’s teeth may be stained due to smoking, drinking tea and coffee or even red wine which may be reason enough to wish to have them whitened. Stains may also be caused by certain antibiotics or by cracks already in the teeth. However, as we become older our teeth naturally become more discoloured which may have a damaging impact on a person’s appearance or confidence. Teeth whitening should always be performed by a qualified dentist or a regulated dental professional such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist to ensure it is carried out properly and professionally. Not using a qualified professional could lead to very damaging consequences ultimately affecting your teeth and the surrounding gums. Teeth whitening works by taking an impression of your teeth to create a mouth guard which is then used along with bleaching gel and worn for a set amount of time to allow the bleach to work on your teeth. This process can also be repeated at home meaning you can top up as frequently as you like which may be beneficial to those who may like the idea of topping up when special occasions arise. Alternatively, laser teeth whitening is another form of whitening. Bleach is painted onto your teeth and then a laser light is shone on them for a set period of time to activate the whitening. Both types of whitening are extremely effective; however it is not a permanent fix and may only last for a few months or up to three years but it varies from one person to another and will depend on how you look after your teeth afterwards and avoid foods and drinks which cause staining. By having your teeth whitened there may some side effects including sensitive or burnt gums which can be extremely painful and the tooth enamel may even be damaged. It is important to consider all side effects before agreeing to treatment.

Teeth Whitening – Book Today

Are your teeth stained or simply not as white as you’d like them to be? If this is the case then contact us today on 0141 280 2441 and book your teeth whitening experience. Not only will you have whiter teeth but it can also boost your appearance, improve your confidence and give you a fantastic white smile. You will not be disappointed.