Now that summer is knocking at the door, people are starting to think of new clothes, making over their houses and gardens and other ways to freshen things up a little.
One great way to bring a freshness to your smile, which is your most important non-verbal tool of communication, is to have your teeth whitened. Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive procedure and at Dental FX in Glasgow, we offer a same-day service so that you can get going on your treatment straight away.
How whitening works
Teeth get stained and discoloured as we go through life, and pigments from the things we consume get caught in our tooth enamel. Whitening lifts those stains out and also works on the enamel itself to lighten it.
Whitening treatments use hydrogen peroxide, a tried and trusted whitener. This is put into a gel that you soak your teeth in every day for a short period to lift out the stains.
To make sure that the gel gets maximum contact with the teeth, you need bespoke gel trays. These trays fit you precisely and means there is less chance of any gel coming out and getting into the rest of your mouth.
When you come into Dental FX, we taken impressions of your teeth and then make the gel trays for you that very same day.
You go home with a whitening kit and then put some gel into the trays and wear them for a short period every day. Depending on the severity of your discolouration, it takes 2-3 weeks for your teeth to reach the desired shade of white.
Keeping up appearances
Whitening is not a permanent treatment but you can extend the life of it by being careful to avoid the foods and drinks that cause staining. These include tea, coffee and red wine. You can also brush your teeth after every meal to remove stains.
When your teeth do need a top-up treatment, all you have to do is come in for more gel and you are good to go.
Great isn’t it? Why not book a consultation and let’s get started on your summer smile.