Most people dream of having a perfect smile; however for many people the combination of social and dietary habits mean that most of us struggle to achieve this. Thanks to whitening emerging as an affordable and effective cosmetic dental procedure, perfect teeth are now an option for everyone.
Whitening has grown into one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the UK over the last decade and has been popular worldwide for a lot longer than that. Our clinic was the first in Scotland to take delivery of the ZOOM! teeth whitening laser lamps, and since then we have remained at the cutting edge of this procedure (alongside our partner SmileStudio).
The gel that is used to whiten teeth can be made in two ways – Carbamide Peroxide or Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide is by far the most widely used in the UK and is an extremely effective method.
The gel can be applied at home using a custom fitted plastic mould that we will supply, or we will apply the gel in the clinic where it will be activated using the laser light. Our experience in administering this treatment to hundreds of patients has found that the home kit offers the most effective long term results, and it is more cost effective over a longer period than the laser treatment.
This treatment has no long term side effects, with no erosion of the teeth or damage to the soft tissue of the gums. There is a short-term sensitivity to hot and cold in around 60% of our patients, which will subside once the full course of treatment has been administered.
Dr Gardee has a great deal of experience in this treatment, and we have been voted ‘Best Value Teeth Whitening’ in the past. For patients who require extensive restorative dental work we often include discounted or complimentary whitening as a bonus.