Doing the white thing for your smile

Teeth whitening is one of the most accessible cosmetic treatments for many people. While, at Meadowbank Dental, we try to ensure that our procedures are within the reach of everyone in Edinburgh, teeth whitening remains one of the most consistently popular choices.

If teeth whitening in Edinburgh is something you are considering, it is worth looking at some of the reasons why people like it so much.


You can talk to your dentist about what shade you want your teeth to be after your treatment is finished. They will try and match your expectations as closely as possible. Most people want something that is bright, clean and stunning but also natural.

The effects of teeth whitening wear off after a while and you will need to keep topping up to enjoy the same effect. If, at this point, you decide that you would like to let the effect fade completely then you can. Your teeth will gradually return to an untreated shade.


There are two options you can consider when choosing a method of teeth whitening.

You can get impressions of your teeth made at our clinic, which are then used to create custom-made trays. You take these home along with our whitening product and use the trays to hold a special gel next to your teeth overnight. You repeat this process for around two to three weeks and you will see it subtly begin to take effect.

Your other option is to have in-clinic teeth whitening in Edinburgh with us. This is achieved in a very short space of time – just an hour or two. You can do this if you are looking for fast, effective treatment in time for a special occasion or if you would just prefer to get the process over and done with as quickly as possible.

In either case, you can opt to top up at home every few months or so by wearing custom made trays for just a night or two. This will extend the effect. You can also help your teeth to stay shiny by avoiding or limiting certain drinks and food that your dentist can advise you on.