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Have a White Christmas

Published: 13 December 2016

As everybody is getting into the festive mood and decorations are up for the season of goodwill and giving, it goes without saying that most to-do lists are beginning to fill with New Year resolutions. While some of our goals require patience and determination to achieve, others are a matter of deciding to just go for it.

Have you been wishing for a bright, white smile for some time now but have never had the chance to do something about it? The good news is that the time has come to cross that one off your list and welcome Christmas and the New Year with a gleaming smile that makes you glow with confidence.

Why do teeth discolour?

Our habits play a vital role in the condition and appearance of our teeth, which is why it is critical to brush and floss twice a day. However, even those with a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene can still have trouble keeping teeth white. This is usually due to the consumption of foods and drinks that cause staining, such as coffee, cola, wine, curry, etc. Smoking is another reason for discoloured teeth. This is why the teeth tend to darken with age, simply due to the exposure to substances that stain over and over again. Added to that, injuries and chips can discolour a tooth, particularly if the pulp was affected. Tooth whitening by your dentist is the most effective way to safely whiten your teeth and remove stains. The result is a bright, white smile that can last from several months to more than a year, depending on how closely you follow your dentist’s instructions.

Available tooth whitening options

There are many over-the-counter DIY whitening kits and whitening toothpaste that promise to get the job done fast. Here at Clyde Munro, we suggest you don’t keep your hopes up, because you will most likely end up feeling frustrated with the result. The whitening trays of these kits are mass-produced and are not customised to fit your unique mouth. With a one-size-fits-all solution, you can understand that there is not much to anticipate.

The best way to fix the problem is to get a set of custom-made whitening trays and, of course, have your dentist perform the procedure.   Here at Clyde Munro, we offer you this as part of a teeth whitening kit to use at home.

With the home kit, you can expect a special set of custom-made trays and a whitening/bleaching gel to place in it; your dentist will thoroughly explain what you need to do and how often. The trays themselves are made of flexible, transparent plastic so they are comfortable and almost invisible when you wear them. You can choose to wear them at the most convenient hours for you, such as during sleep. Either way, you can rest assured that you will have a white Christmas, whether it snows or not!

For more information or to arrange a consultation, use our practice finder to search for your nearest Clyde Munro practice. We’ll work with you to discover the best whitening treatment that can accomplish the results you are looking for.