Galway Dentists can offer you that brighter smile that you deserve. Not only do whiter teeth help a person feel more confident in his/her smile, white teeth project good oral health and a youthful appearance.
There are two types of teeth staining, each requiring a different treatment. Teeth can become discoloured due to either extrinsic or intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains occur on the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel ) and are mainly caused by food such as tea, coffee, coke, and red wine. Smoking can also cause extrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains can be removed with a thorough/professional dental cleaning treatment. And as a plus, this also has the primary benefit of improving your overall dental health so you will prevent other dental problems that may require more expensive and meticulous treatment later.
The other type of stain is intrinsic, ie, when the inner structure of the tooth below the enamel (the dentin ) darkens or gets a yellow tint, and this cannot be removed with a dental cleaning. Instead, cosmetic tooth whitening treatments are necessary to remove this type of stain.
For teeth whitening, the treatment is very straightforward. Galway Dentists will take an impression of your teeth which allows them to fabricate custom-fit bleaching trays quickly. Teeth whitening gel is dispensed into the trays which are then comfortably worn during sleep or in the evening. After several applications, results will begin to show. These provide whitening results which are more consistent and longer-lasting compared to other methods. You can keep the trays and at any point in time the trays can be topped up with more teeth whitening gel for that next special occasion.
If you are interested in whiter teeth, Galway Dentists has offers available, including a special price of €250 for teeth whitening. For new patients a dental check-up and cleaning, including treatment plan, is available for €57.
Dr Eilis O’Hagan and Dr Michael Donnelly are located at 6 Fr Griffin Avenue, The Crescent, Salthill, Galway, phone 091 582222 or visit www.galwaydentists.ie