Year after year teeth whitening proves to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK, after all who doesn’t want a pearly white smile? However, many people still choose to whiten their own teeth using DIY kits or whitening products bought online – this can be a dangerous method and in the majority of cases you won’t get the same results as you would going to a professional.

Carry on reading for a little more information on professional teeth whitening and how it can help improve you smile, health and confidence.

A special event

A big birthday, wedding or perhaps even the start of a new year is a great time to get your teeth professionally whitened. Social events mean a lot of photos, so you’ll want to look your best and look back on the day with fond memories and not worry about how you look. Brighter teeth can have a big impact on your confidence, and when the day is all about you, it’s important that you can mingle and socialise with your guests with no restrictions – everyone deserves to look and feel great!

Stained teeth

There are a number of factors that can contribute to stained teeth, many of which occur in our day to day lives. The most common foods and drinks that cause staining include tea and coffee, red wine and of course smoking. Your teeth don’t need to be severely stained for you to have teeth whitening, slight discoloration can be easily improved using professional teeth whitening techniques.

Avoid damage

Whitening your teeth yourself is often seen as a quick fix, but these products often contain large amount of ingredients (such as high percentages of hydrogen peroxide) that can cause permanent damage and pain in your teeth. Techniques that have not been properly tested should never be used, always go to a professional dentist who can apply the treatment in the right way without

Better results

Although some drugstore kits may work, the results are usually semi-permanent meaning you need to top it up regularly. Alternatively, professional teeth whitening will have long lasting results, and often you will only need to revisit the dentist every 6-12 months and you can be provided with at-home top ups such as gels and specialised toothpaste.

If you’re based in Stirling and on the hunt for a professional teeth whitening practice, Riverside Dental Practice have a team of experts on hand to help. You’ll be in safe hands as we inspect the condition of your teeth’s health before we start each procedure to ensure damage is prevented, and you get the results you want. For more information about our whitening kits or the treatments on offer in our surgery, get in touch today.