Clifton Dental Studio 92 Queens Road, Bristol

Call Today On 0117 405 8154
Email info@cliftonsmiles.co.uk
Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road,Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT
            

Call Clifton Dental Studio Today On 0117 405 8154

The Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening treatment is the practice of restoring teeth to their natural, whiter colour.  Lots of factors affect the hue and colour of a person’s teeth as they age, from natural decay and alterations in the chemical structure, to more first hand influences like smoking and the consumption of certain foods and drinks that can stain the teeth. Aesthetically this can be quite bothersome and in a lot of cases can make a person feel self-conscious or lack self-esteem, especially in the growing age of the Hollywood smile. There are, however, pros and cons in regards to teeth whitening and as with all decisions, it’s important to weigh them up before jumping straight in. After all, this is your mouth we’re talking about.

What are the pros and cons?

Pros:

  • A boost in self-esteem: having a winning smile that you are proud to show off can do wonders for your self-confidence, leading to a happier, healthier outlook in life.
  • A simple process: with many at-home teeth whitening kits and over the counter products, teeth whitening can be both simple and affordable.
  • Safe treatment: with dental assisted teeth whitening procedures, there is little to no risk. Though of course it’s important to only receive treatment from experienced dental professionals.

Cons:

  • Weakening of the enamel: unfortunately, some of the chemicals used in certain teeth whitening procedures can weaken the enamel over time leading to problems.
  • Sensitivity: a downside to teeth whitening is that you might experience sensitive teeth.
These pros and cons should definitely give you something to think about if you are considering teeth whitening and it’s important to make sure that you don’t decide on anything until you are 100% confident in the decision that you have made. We have safe, effective teeth whitening treatments at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol, so contact us today for more information.

Get a Bright Smile in Your Own Home!

Sitting at home, chilling out and enjoying your creature comforts while also lightening your smile sounds too good to be true, but with our home whitening treatment you really can get a brighter, whiter smile in your own home! If you have a hectic schedule or you simply want a fast, easy way to whiten your teeth, this could be the perfect choice for you!

About home whitening

We recommend home whitening if you have discoloured teeth and want a brighter, whiter smile. Whether your teeth have been dulled by your daily coffee habit or you just long for a brighter smile, home whitening is an excellent choice.

With home whitening, you’ll wear a bespoke whitening tray for a specified amount of time each day, all in the comfort of your own home. The trays are filled with a special whitening agent that gradually makes your teeth look lighter.

How long does home whitening take?

We generally recommend a treatment period of two weeks, but if you have sensitive teeth, we might suggest a shorter time frame. It is best to wear the trays for around six hours per day and most people wear them at night, so they don’t interfere with work or socialising.

After two weeks, your smile should look lovely and bright. It is possible to repeat treatment in the future to give your teeth a whitening boost.

Is home whitening painful?

No, home whitening isn’t painful and the trays are custom-made so they should fit very comfortably.You may notice very mild sensitivity after treatment, but this should only last for a very short period of time.

If you’d like to find out more about teeth whitening, call us today and make an appointment. After your consultation, you can begin treatment and look forward to a gorgeous new smile!

All About At-Home Whitening

All of us at some stage in our lifespan experience teeth stains or discolouration. Some of us may be more prone to dental discolouration due to our genetics or smoking habits that yellow the teeth. Our diets can affect the colour of our teeth. Those who love to drink red wine, tea or coffee regularly may find that their teeth yellow too or become dull, losing that fresh white toothy lustre.

The impression our teeth make

When we smile, the first thing we reveal are our teeth and gums. The state of our teeth can impact the way in which we are perceived by others. To help you look and feel your best we provide a convenient solution at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol to safely whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

Safe and convenient home teeth-whitening

Our dentist assesses your teeth whitening needs and makes appropriate recommendations for treatment. We can power whiten your teeth in our studio for immediate teeth whitening results and provide you with maintenance home teeth whitening treatments or we can give you a full home teeth-whitening solution. Our teeth whitening dentist custom-prepares whitening trays for you that contain a low intensity oxidising agent to gently whiten your teeth shade. The tray fits over the teeth similar to a mouth shield and should be used approximately six hours a day for best results. Home teeth whitening effects does vary from person-to-person. All our whitening products are compliant with EU regulations. Home and power teeth whitening may not be suitable for all, such as those with genetic tooth discolouration or those with overly sensitive teeth. Dental veneers may then be the ideal alternative to mask dental discolouration for healthy, white-looking teeth and a beautiful smile.

Amazing Results Using Enlighten Teeth Whitening

Enlighten teeth whitening from Clifton Dental Studio make incredible smiles

Over time teeth are likely to become dull or even stained.  This is as natural as the way the youthful sheen of your hair fades as you get older.  But you don’t have to put up with dull or stained teeth as whitening procedures can reverse the process and give you the brilliant smile that is so important in social occasions.  Enlighten teeth whitening is one of these methods to whiten your teeth and it produces stunning results! Most teeth whitening procedures cannot achieve the level of whitening that Enlighten can. Dentists refer to the whitest possible shade of teeth as B1 and Enlighten can restore even the dullest, most stained teeth to that level.  It has recently been imported from the United States where the personalised whitening trays which allow maximum contact between whitening gel and teeth. As if a brace is being fitted, your dentist will take moulds of your teeth so that the trays can be fabricated with your unique mouth in mind.  The trays will have special Enlighten tooth whitening gel applied to them and then they are to be worn every night for the next 14 nights. After just two weeks the main treatment is concluded by a forty minute session at your dentist.  The makers of Enlighten recommend that the trays and gel are worn for one night out of every forty to maximise the effect and retain your newly sparkling teeth.

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You don’t need to put up with discoloured teeth any longer. Ask your Clifton dentist about how Enlighten teeth whitening can give you a long lasting and brilliant white smile.

What to Do About Discoloration in the New Year

If you want to start the New Year looking and feeling your best, why not call us and book an appointment to find out more about teeth whitening? If bright white, beautiful teeth are on your resolution list, we’ve got the perfect treatments for you!

Our teeth whitening treatments

Our dental team has carefully selected a wide range of whitening treatments to ensure our clients enjoy beautiful, bright smiles. We offer some of the world’s leading whitening treatments, including Enlighten, in addition to incredibly simple and convenient home whitening systems. Enlighten: a popular choice with A-listers, Enlighten is often touted as the world’s best whitening system. Enlighten treatment takes 15 days in total and involves two weeks of home treatment topped off with a one-hour session in the dental hair. Home whitening couldn’t be simpler and involves wearing a bespoke Enlighten whitening tray for 14 consecutive days at home. On the 15th day, you pop in and see us for a one-hour treatment. We apply whitening agent to your teeth and then shine a light to activate it. Home whitening: home whitening is brilliant for those who have very hectic schedules, as it can be fitted around your day to day routine very easily. Before you begin treatment you come in for a consultation and this allows us to check your oral health and create impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to create your custom-made whitening trays. You wear the trays, which contain whitening agent, at home for around 6 hours per day for up to 14 days. By the end of treatment, your smile will look lovely and radiant and the results should last for a long time. If you do fancy giving your smile a bit of extra sparkle further down the line, it’ very easy to top up treatment. If you’re dreaming of a white smile this Christmas, why not call us today and arrange an appointment?

Get a Gleaming, White Smile with Our Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening has been around for centuries and a beautiful white smile continues to be associated with wealth and success. At Clifton Dental Studio in the heart of Bristol we offer a range of whitening treatments that can give you a natural, sparkling smile.

At-home whitening treatment

At-home treatment is great for people who lead busy, hectic lifestyles. The treatment produces brilliant results and the process is simple. We design a custom-made whitening tray for you to wear and then advise you on when to do so. The majority of people wear their tray at night to make sure it does not interfere with their daily routine. The treatment will usually take between 6 to 15 days and the different treatments have varying degrees of success. But we firmly believe that our at-home treatments are highly effective and they can also be topped-up to prolong results.

Are there any risks?

This is generally considered a safe treatment when administered by a trained dentist. Bleaching carries risks and there is likely to be some sensitivity, which is why we examine our patients before giving the green light for treatment. If you have any oral health problems it is better to treat these as a priority before beginning whitening treatment.

Does it work?

The treatment cannot change the colour of the teeth, but it can lighten the shade of the teeth and the results are often impressive. Teeth whitening is a great treatment for those who want to give their smile some extra sparkle without undergoing extensive or invasive treatment. The process is painless and you will not need to worry about injections, needles or spending hours on end in the dental chair.

Get Perfect Pearly Whites with Teeth Whitening Treatment

As we get older, the natural whiteness of the teeth starts to fade, and the smile can look a little dull. Staining can be accelerated by your diet, and if your enamel becomes thinner, the yellow dentin section underneath becomes exposed, causing your teeth to look discoloured. With tooth whitening, we are able to give your teeth a healthy glow and create a brighter, healthier looking smile without any pain, needles or drilling. If you’re looking for perfect pearly whites this winter, why not try our amazing home whitening treatment?

Home whitening treatment with Clifton Dental Studio

We are always on the lookout for the best treatments and we highly recommend our professional home whitening system. This treatment gives you the chance to enjoy a beautiful, gleaming smile with the added benefit that treatment takes place at home. This means that you can fit your treatment around your normal day to day life and enjoy all the benefits from the comfort of your house. This convenient, easy and safe system provides amazing results that will last for several months. Home treatment is very straightforward and involves the patient wearing a custom-made whitening tray containing bleaching agent at home. We normally recommend a treatment period of 10 days to 2 weeks for the best results and most of our patients choose to wear the tray at night. The trays should be in place for around 6 hours per day. Wearing a whitening tray is not painful or uncomfortable and it won’t prevent you from enjoying a good night’s sleep. After the treatment period, the results will be visible for several months and you can top up your treatment very easily if you wish to in the future.

Is whitening safe?

Our whitening treatments are both safe and effective. We use products that are approved by the EU and contain a maximum quantity of 6% hydrogen peroxide.

Easing Your Mind Over Teeth Whitening Concerns

We all want to have teeth white enough to show off proudly but recent research has shone a light on the lengths some people will go to achieve a bright shine. Bristol cosmetic dentists attend dental school for years, studying to perfect their area of expertise before gaining a full dental licence. However, it is now possible for hairdressers and beauty consultants to attend a one day course to gain a licence qualifying them to legally whiten teeth. Cases of botched teeth whitening procedures are on the rise and dentists and doctors both agree that it can be linked to this unsafe qualification. Dentists are now urging patients to avoid going to beauty salons and clinics to receive this popular but potentially dangerous procedure and to only use fully qualified professionals. When done correctly, teeth whitening is perfectly safe and dentists train for years to gain ability, confidence and experience before performing the treatment. Burns to gums and other oral tissue can be severe if whitening is not carried out correctly and it is often the same dentists who are warning against the use of beauty clinics that have to examine and treat these burns. While doctors and dentists are calling for a ban on day long courses that can give beauty therapists and others the legal ability to whiten teeth, Clifton Dental Studio would like to ensure patients that staff at our prestigious dental studio are fully trained in this area of expertise and are chosen for their remarkable skills and abilities, both at their specific job and when it comes to interacting with patients, treating patients to the level of kindness and professional demeanour that you deserve.

4 Fantastic Facts About Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic treatments and a sure-fire way to make your smile shine. If you’re interested in tooth whitening treatment or would like to find out more about our amazing treatments, here are four fantastic facts about whitening:
  1. You can achieve a beautiful white smile from the comfort of your own sofa: with home whitening treatment, you can enjoy incredible results without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Home treatment is incredibly simple and it’s a great option for those with demanding work or childcare commitments or a hectic social calendar. Before you begin treatment, we fit you for your whitening trays and when these are ready, you can take them home and begin your treatment. The custom-fit trays contain whitening agent, which lightens the shade of your teeth on contact with the enamel. After just 14 days of wearing the trays for six hour periods, your smile will look noticeably whiter and brighter.
  2. Tooth whitening is safe: there has been a lot in the news of late about the safety of tooth whitening and we would like to reassure all our clients that the treatments we provide are completely safe. We have carefully selected a range of the best treatments out there and our dentists have vast expertise in this treatment.
  3. Anyone can achieve that A-list glow: in the past, cosmetic treatments were largely restricted to the rich and famous, but whitening treatment is now widely accessible and anyone can achieve that celebrity look. We offer high quality, affordable whitening treatment and have finance options available on many of our cosmetic treatments. If you dream of a perfect white smile like in the movies or magazine articles, we can make your dreams come true!
  4. Tooth whitening will lighten your smile for years to come: the results of tooth whitening treatment will last up to five years and even longer in the case of Enlighten whitening, so you can enjoy a stunning, timeless smile for years to come.
If you like the sound of whitening, call us now and make an appointment!

We'll Help Make Discoloration a Thing of the Past

If you’re sick and tired of discoloured teeth and long for a sparkling white smile this summer, why not treat yourself to a wonderful whitening treatment? With teeth whitening, we can transform your smile in no time at all, giving you the confidence to smile with pride. We offer a range of professional whitening options, including convenient and hassle-free home treatment and the incredible Enlighten system.

Home whitening

Home whitening offers an excellent solution to discolouration for patients who have hectic schedules. The treatment takes place in the comfort of your own home and you can tailor your treatment to fit in around your day-to-day routine. The treatment process is very simple and all you have to do is wear some whitening trays for around six hours per day for 10-14 consecutive days. The trays are made to measure and contain whitening agent, which bleaches the teeth to create a lighter and brighter smile.

Enlighten

Enlighten is often described as the world’s leading professional whitening system and it produces amazing results that last for years. Enlighten transforms the appearance of the smile in just 15 days, with 14 days of stress-free and simple home treatment followed by a power whitening session in the dental chair, which lasts one hour and gives your smile that radiant finish. Enlighten lightens the shade of the teeth by up to 14 shades and works gently to prevent sensitivity. After treatment, we can also offer you advice and provide tips and tricks to keep your teeth looking white and clean. If you would like to find out about our whitening treatments and learn more about our incredible whitening offers, call us today and book a consultation. Your amazing new smile could be just weeks away!

Call Today On 0117 405 8154 Email info@cliftonsmiles.co.uk

Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Contact Clifton Dental Studio Today!

Call Today On 0117 405 8154
Email info@cliftonsmiles.co.uk
Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road,Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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