Providing teeth whitening in Edinburgh

Why whiten teeth?

Our teeth whitening services in Edinburgh can improve the appearance of teeth so much that more extensive treatment can be avoided, perhaps with bonding to minor chips or misshaped teeth. We also recommend whitening before veneer or crown treatment as it makes the end result better.

Very few people have naturally bright, white teeth. Your teeth change colour as you get older, and other factors like what you eat and drink can affect their colour. Coffee, red wine, curry, balsamic vinegar and dark berries are all teeth staining culprits. You may have an important event coming up, such as a wedding or holiday, that you want to look your best for. It may be that your teeth have gradually become discoloured due to certain prescribed medications or antibiotics. A build up of calculus (tartar) can also lead to yellow-looking teeth, as can habits like smoking.

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Whitening treatment 

Your Stafford Street Dental & Implant Clinic dentist will check the colour of your teeth to begin with and take a photo for a record. Next your dentist make you some custom made thin trays (like extra thin gum-shields) which fit very accurately over your teeth. These are worn overnight or for 2-3 hours in the evening. Usually this method achieves a good result after 3-4 weeks.  

Once you have completed the course of home whitening you can keep the whitening tray and help keep your teeth stain free and white by topping up once or twice a month or as required. 

How long will the treatment last? 

How long your teeth stay whiter and brighter after treatment is down to you, but your teeth should stay bright for up to two years. Stay away from stain-culprits and keep up a good oral health routine and the effects of your whitening treatment should last up to three years.

How you can keep a whiter, brighter smile

As well as using a whitening treatment, you can keep your smile looking fresh and bright by incorporating these five simple steps into your oral care routine:

  1. Avoid, or keep to a minimum, foods like curry and berries, and beverages such as coffee and red wine that are known to stain teeth.
  2. Have a glass of water or rinse your mouth out within thirty minutes of eating.
  3. Plaque attracts stains, so keep brushing and flossing regularly to remove any build up.
  4. Use a tooth whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
  5. Visit your Stafford Street Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist for a scale and polish at least once or twice a year.  

If you’re considering a whiter smile, contact Stafford Street Dental & Implant Clinic on 0131 225 7576 today to book a consultation.

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