Making a Great First Impression with a Gorgeous Smile

Quite often the first thing you’ll notice when meeting someone new is their smile, and it’s nice to know it is memorable for all the right reasons. Smiling is an important way of communicating with others, whether meeting friends or relatives or your significant other, or when interviewing for new jobs or attending business meetings. We all want our smile to look its very best and it can be a huge boost to self-confidence. Studies have shown people notice smiles even before noticing other factors such as hair, clothes and shoes.

teeth-straighteningAsk Dental FX Dentist for Help
It doesn’t take much to get a lovely healthy smile, but it does take a bit of commitment to daily oral care and to longer-term professional dental care at Dental FX. With the correct routine, there’s no reason why most people won’t be able to enjoy healthy teeth, hopefully for life. Visiting your dentist in Dental FX at regular intervals is vital, rather than waiting until you’re in pain or discomfort. Dr Stephen Jacobs or any of the dentists at Dental FX will help ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy, and can advise you on the best way to look after them at home. Professional cleanings are also essential and our hygienists work closely with our dentists to help keep your teeth and gums looking good.

Top Tips for Having a Lovely Smile
Ideally, everyone should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. It’s even better if you can manage to brush after every meal, and it can be nice to keep a small travel toothbrush and some dental floss with you so you can freshen up while at work or away from home. Diet makes a huge difference, and making smart choices will help your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy. It’s also a great way for ensuring your weight remains within healthy guidelines, helping to protect your overall health. Try to limit your intake of sugary foods or foods that are more likely to stick to your teeth such as crisps, sticky sweets and biscuits. If you smoke then it’s never too late to give up as smoking is hugely detrimental to oral health. This is because it prevents the gums from healing as quickly as they should, increasing your susceptibility towards developing gum disease. It also stains teeth and can give you less than fresh breath. In addition, quitting could help save you a lot of money that could be spent on something more interesting such as a holiday or perhaps a smile makeover.

The Benefits of Teeth Straightening Go beyond a Gorgeous Smile
Do you have crooked teeth? A lot of adults do, but more and more are choosing to have them straightened. This can be a huge boost to self-esteem and self-confidence, and you’re never too old to have teeth straightening treatment. Tooth straightening is more than mere vanity, as it can significantly improve oral health, especially if you currently struggle to fit a piece of dental floss in between tightly packed teeth.

Please contact Dental FX today on 0141 931 5533 to find out more information.

Teeth whitening: the perfect smile booster for your summer holiday

With the recent unseasonable cold snap, many people’s minds are drifting to the summer holidays and the chance to visit sunnier climes. Everybody wants to look good in their holiday snaps, so if your smile is making you frown because of tooth discolouration in staining, why not come into our Glasgow dental practice for a teeth whitening consultation?

teeth-whiteningHow teeth whitening works

Teeth whitening – when performed by a dentist – is a safe, predictable, and gentle way to remove common stains from your teeth. Our teeth are very easily stained by our modern lifestyles; drinks such as red wine, cola, tea or coffee can cause staining of the teeth. Some medical conditions and medicines also result in tooth staining, and the results can make you miserable.

With teeth whitening treatment, a special dental bleaching gel is used to gently and safely remove these everyday stains. It works on both surface and more deep-seated staining, and when you come to our Glasgow practice for a consultation your dentist will first assess the nature of your tooth stains to check that whitening is the best treatment. Permanently discoloured teeth may benefit more from alternative cosmetic dental treatments, such as porcelain veneers.

At Dental FX in Glasgow, we offer home-based teeth whitening treatment. You will still need to see a dentist – indeed, it is important to remember that a dentist is essential for whitening treatment because to do otherwise risks your oral health – who will examine your teeth to ensure that you are suitable for whitening treatment.

Impressions will be taken of your teeth in order for your teeth whitening trays to be made. At our Bearsden dental centre we offer a same-day, as-you-wait service. You need to place a small amount of whitening gel in your trays and wear them overnight for approximately two weeks. The result will be a beautiful, bright white smile.