The days may be dark and short, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up smiling until the sun comes back in spring. In fact, if anything, there’s more socialising to be done during the long winter nights in Edinburgh and so having a cracking, bright smile is a great asset for all those parties.
If you want to get teeth whitening, there are 2 ways to do it at Meadowbank Dental in Edinburgh.
You can either have it done in our surgery, or you can pick up one of our DIY kits and carry out the treatment yourself at home. Some people even combine the 2.
Whichever way you choose to whiten your teeth, the treatment will be so much more successful if you get your teeth deep cleaned with the hygienist first. You can also choose how white you want to go.
Whitening in our surgery
This is very quick, taking around an hour to whiten your teeth by several shades. You like back and relax, while we paint the gel onto your teeth and activate it with a UV lamp.
For treatment at home, you need to come into the surgery so that we can make you a pair of whitening trays that fit your teeth exactly. You take these home, along with a milder gel than the one we use in the clinic. You put the gel into the trays and wear them every day for around 45 minutes until your teeth have reached the desired shade.
Sorry, it won’t work on you
If you have had any prosthetics made of dental porcelain, such as veneers, dental implants or crowns, you can’t have your teeth whitened. This is because dental porcelain does not respond to the whitening gel and you would end up with teeth of different shades. Not a good look. If you are thinking of having veneers, get the whitening done first so that we can match the veneers to your newly whitened teeth.
Whichever way you choose to whiten your teeth, avoiding the foods and drinks that caused the stains in the first place will extend the life of the treatment.