The impact of daily food and drink consumption
On a daily basis the teeth, mouth and gums go through a rigorous process and that is why it is unsurprising that stains often occur on the surface of the teeth. Whilst at home the oral hygiene process is thought to be enough, after years of potential caffeine or red wine consumption, or after years of bad habits such as smoking have been occurring, it is unsurprising that the teeth become discoloured and stained. Whilst this may seem a merely cosmetic issue, the impact on an individual’s self-esteem can be great and with masks a part of our everyday lives it has become all too easy to hide the smile away.
How to restore and brighten your smile
Teeth Whitening Glasgow can help restore the smile and boost self-confidence to a new level. Whilst many would prefer to not have endless appointments within the dental practice to restore their smile this particular treatment option is carried out predominantly at home, allowing patients to take a certain amount of control over the process.
Whilst there are many over the counter types of whitening products available to the general population, it is of extreme importance that the teeth are checked over before undergoing any treatment. Using toothpaste with an element of bleach in them may sound a cheaper and more simple approach, the surface of the teeth may not be able to handle the process which is why a dental check-up is always encouraged beforehand. Another aspect to consider is that our teeth rarely stain one solid colour across the teeth and it may be that pigmentations occur. Our dental team strives to work with you and your teeth to provide an even and natural-looking colour restoration rather than general bleaching of the teeth to provide a plastic-looking sheen. Our aim is to work with you to restore your dream smile, as the end result needs to please the patient and not others.
What happens during the process?
As with all dental treatments and procedures, it is of the utmost importance that before any are carried out, the process would be suitable for your individual circumstances. A consultation would therefore take place for the first part of the appointment to ensure that the overall health of the teeth, mouth and gums are of an adequate standard. Our aim is to get the treatment working effectively for you from the outset rather than following any trial and error methods that may be gained as a result of a do-it-yourself whitening kit at home.
Once a thorough examination of the overall oral health has taken place, any potential dental issues such as tooth sensitivity or decay will need to be discussed and addressed before undergoing any cosmetic treatment or procedure.
For those wishing to follow the at-home Teeth Whitening Glasgow process, impressions of the teeth will be taken, providing no dental issues hold up the process. Once these are taken a set of dental trays will be created on the same day and provided to you to take home. This enables patients to begin treatment almost immediately which is often the preferred option. Please be aware that as with all dental treatments and procedures there are potential risks. This is why consultations are carried out before any patients undergo treatment and why we encourage all patients to discuss all options in more detail with their local dental team.