Teeth Whitening in East Kilbride- FAQ’s

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a common treatment at Avondale Dental Practice to remove staining and yellowing on your teeth and leave them looking whiter and brighter.

We understand that you may have a couple of questions if you are considering undergoing teeth whitening treatment, so we have written these below to help you make up your mind.

Q: Why have my teeth become stained in the first place?

A: Over time, drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee can stain your teeth and leave them looking dull and yellow. Lifestyle choices, such as smoking can also cause this.

Q: Do I whiten my teeth myself at home or is it done in the practice?

A: At Avondale Dental Practice, we offer an at home teeth whitening treatment, so you do this yourself.

Q: How long does the treatment take?

A: The length of treatment is dependent on how stained your teeth area. On average, its between 2 and 6 weeks.

Q: How does it work?

A: Our professional teeth whitening treatment uses a bleaching process to safely remove the stains that have built up over time. The bleaching treatment is then transferred into trays (fitted to your mouth) that you wear for a set number of hours a day (or at night).

Q: How long will the results last for?

A: On average, the results can last up to a year, however this is dependent on your lifestyle. Teeth whitening can be maintained by regular top up applications.

If you still have any questions about teeth whitening treatments at Avondale Dental Practice, then please get in touch with us on 01355 234 919 or via our website. We would be delighted to chat with you further.

Teeth Whitening in East Kilbride

Teeth Whitening

Everyone loves the idea of whiter teeth and being honest, we have all tried home hacks and urban myths to try and get that Hollywood Smile. Well, Avondale Dental Practice has the answer. We offer a professional tooth whitening system that can be done from the comfort of your own home!

Over time, teeth can become dull looking because the core tissue, the dentin, naturally yellows over time. As we age, the enamel that covers the tooth becomes thinner, allowing the dentin to show through. Drinking excessive amounts of coffee, red wine or smoking can also increase the chance of staining which can be unpleasant and cause patients to feel insecure and anxious about their smile.

Of course, the best treatment to keep your teeth looking sparkling is maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily and seeing a dental hygienist every 6 months to get a deep, professional clean. Another way to prevent teeth staining is to avoid drinking or eating certain foods and beverages, as well as overexposure to fluoride. If you are a coffee drinker and/or smoker, try and quit or cut back. If that is too much of a lifestyle change, research has proven that just by rinsing your mouth with water after drinking wine, coffee or other drinks significantly reduces the chance of long-term staining.

If you still think your teeth need a bit of TLC, then contact Avondale Dental Practice for a consultation with one of our dentists. Our teeth whitening treatment uses a bleaching process to safely remove stains and discolouration from your teeth, leaving a whiter and cleaner appearance. The results can last for up to a year and can be prolonged with top up applications. It really is as easy as that! To make an appointment to discuss teeth whitening at Avondale, then please get in touch to organise a time to suit you.