7 things you didn’t know about tooth whitening
We offer tooth whitening eirther as a stand alone treatment for people who want a fresher, brighter smile or as part of a full smile makeover. Either way, here a a few things you should know.
1. WHITENING IS SAFE
If carried out by a trained dental professional, whitening is perfectly safe. Based on our knowledge of your oral health we will discuss with you the options available, decide if tooth whitening is appropriate for you and develop an overall treatment plan that gives the desired result.
2.ONLY TRAINED DENTAL PROFESSIONALS CAN WHITEN TEETH
It is illegal for anyone other than dentists or their teams to carry out teeth whitening. Anyone else offering teeth whitening (eg beauticians, hairdressers and salon staff) won’t have the right training and knowledge, could permanently damage your teeth and gums and can’t help you when something goes wrong.
3.THE PREFERRED OPTION
Whitening won’t remove the surface of your teeth or change their shape. It can be a better option than alternatives, such as veneers, because it doesn’t involve permanently altering the tooth’s structure and is easy to look after.
4.SELECTING THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR YOU
We are trained to know what whitening products will be safe for your teeth and gums. Products provided by non-dentists often do not have enough safety data and evidence to support their use; this can result in burned gums and/or blistered lips or even more serious consequences. Using products that are not appropriate for you will produce poor results.
5.HOW IT WORKS
A carefully-controlled concentration of bleach is applied to your teeth using specially made trays that fit in your mouth. We will discuss with you the level of whitening you want and give you an idea of how many treatments you may need to achieve the shade you’re after.
6.WHAT TO EXPECT
You may experience some sensitivity for a short time during your treatment but this is normal and will soon fade away after completion.
7.OVER THE COUNTER KITS MAY NOT BE SAFE
The products you can buy online or from high street shops often fail to declare the precise chemicals used so it’s very difficult to assess their safety. Because of this they should not be considered safe. These products won’t produce the same results you can expect by visiting us here in Glasgow.