How to Get a Whiter Smile
Here we describe the two distinct types of teeth whitening as well as answer a popular question from our patients: What is the difference between white fillings and inlays?
Teeth Whitening Glasgow
There are two distinct types of teeth whitening in our Glasgow practice. There is a strong peroxide treatment which is performed in the surgery and there are the teeth whitening kits which you take away and use at home.
White Fillings and Porcelain Inlays
White fillings are a great alternative to old-style amalgam or metal fillings. Porcelain inlays are made by our skilled technicians where you need a larger spaced filled or where a tooth needs more protection.
Simple Steps to a White SmileAn attractive smile can take you a long way, but what about when your whites aren’t so pearly anymore? After years of eating, smoking and drinking coffee or tea, teeth can lose their brilliance.
Tooth Whitening from Appletree Dental Care can be done either as nightwear whitening or 30 minutes per day whitening for 10 days at home.
Alternatively you can opt for one hour power whitening in the surgery.
The trays are custom made for your teeth. They are quite comfortable and can be kept for top-up spells of whitening in the future (i.e. you can buy more whitening gel from the practice). On average the brightness will drop 50% by every 3 years. A top-up will counteract this.
Power whitening is done in the surgery with a more powerful whitening agent. It is used for those who want teeth whitened quickly. The results tend not to be as good as with the home whitening kits unless the procedure is repeated once or twice.
Appletree Dental Care is able to cater for various levels of discolouration, and our clinic’s team will be happy to discuss your options.
How Much Does Tooth Whitening Cost
Prices for whitening kit:
Home Kit whitening – £265 to £400
Top-up pack (4 syringes) – £60
Top-up syringe – £25
One hour power whitening – £265 to £310
Combination 1hr/home – £350 to £550
Our teeth whitening services are part of the Cosmetic Dentistry Collection in Glasgow’s West End.
If you have further questions the NHS has a detailed page on teeth whitening answering many of the most common questions. Find it on the NHS website here.