Teeth whitening in Glasgow
Are you looking for brighter, whiter teeth?
Shawlands Dental Care offers teeth whitening. Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth, to achieve a lighter colour. This can lighten your existing tooth colour by several shades brightening your smile.
Generally, teeth whitening involves several visits to the practice plus whitening sessions at home. Home whitening sessions involve wearing custom-made trays containing bleaching gel. This is a gradual process, usually carried out over two to four weeks however you are free to stop at any point when you are happy with the achieved result.
It is important to note that teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only ever be carried out by a General Dental Council registered dental professional such as a dentist or dental therapist. Should you wish to book an appointment to discuss teeth whitening please call the practice on 01416321378 or e-mail email@example.com
Shawlands Dental Care offers the following treatments for teeth whitening
Bespoke home tooth whitening
This consists of attending the practice for an assessment at which point impressions would be taken of the mouth. The impressions are then sent to a dental lab and used to make bespoke custom whitening trays. You will then attend the practice to receive your trays and whitening gels, with the dentist ensuring they fit properly and providing professional instructions on how to use these at home. Additional whitening gels can be purchased also meaning that you can always brighten up your smile if you wish.
Enlighten© tooth whitening system
Enlighten© claim to be the worlds best-performing whitening treatment. This system consists of ‘in surgery’ whitening as well as ‘at home’ whitening. As before, you would attend the practice to have impressions taken of your mouth. Impressions are then sent to the Enlighten© lab to create custom-made whitening trays. You would then return to the practice to have the trays professionally fitted and will be provided with Enlighten© whitening gels and toothpaste. The patient will be given instructions on how to use these by the dentist. The patient will then carry out home whitening as instructed by the dentist for two weeks. They will return to the practice to receive an in surgery whitening session using a stronger concentration of whitening gel. As before, additional Enlighten© whitening gels can be purchased from the practice at any point meaning that you can return to whitening if you feel your teeth require a brighten up.
Internal tooth whitening
Internal whitening can be a good solution for a dark or discoloured tooth which can sometimes be the result of nerve damage or root treatment. It is similar to teeth whitening however it whitens from inside the tooth rather than outside the tooth. This is a treatment is carried out in surgery by the dentist. It can only be carried out if the tooth has been root treated and the result may not always match all other teeth, however, it would significantly improve the appearance of the given tooth.
Frequently asked questions
Teeth whitening is not permanent. Whitening your teeth can last from a few months up to three years however this varies from person to person. The whitening doesn’t tend to last as long if you smoke, drink red wine, tea or coffee, as these all stain your teeth.
Teeth whitening does not work on false teeth. This includes; (these may require to be replaced after whitening)
- White Fillings
There is the chance that your teeth or gums can be sensitive to the whitening gel. There is also the chance of whitening gel burning your gums if it comes in to contact with them. This is why we advise that whitening trays are professionally made by a dental lab to minimise the chance of whitening gel touching your gums. Sensitive toothpaste can be used if you experience sensitive teeth following whitening sessions.