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Cosmetic treatments from our dentist in Aberdeenshire

Having a smile that looks attractive can work wonders for a person’s confidence and self-esteem. At Oldmeldrum Dental, we offer a wide choice of treatments that can restore the smile to its youthful glory, providing a significant boost to our patients’ wellbeing. Here, we discuss some of the options from our dentist in Aberdeenshire for getting a white, even smile to be proud of.

How to fix stained teeth

Many people find that their teeth develop staining and yellowing as the years go by. This can be due to lifestyle choices such as drinking coffee and red wine, smoking, a poor diet, a less than robust oral hygiene routine, or even simply the passage of time and ageing.

There are lots of teeth whitening products out there and many of these are sold online or in shops. However, our dentist in Aberdeenshire does not recommend the purchase of such products. This is because they may have very little impact on the shade of the teeth and on the removal of stains, and in some cases, they could result in making the teeth weaker and more vulnerable to sensitivity and damage.

Consulting with us as your dentist in Aberdeenshire is the most efficient and safe means of getting a bright, stain-free smile that looks great again. We provide trays that are made to fit the teeth of the individual patient exactly alongside a whitening gel. The trays are worn at night with the gel for a couple of weeks until the whitening treatment is complete.

Is there a discreet way to straighten teeth?

Invisalign treatment provides a means of straightening the teeth that is so subtle that others are unlikely to notice anything different. It is a type of braces that utilises trays that are a bit like the ones used in a whitening treatment or as a retainer. These trays, or aligners, are made of totally transparent plastic, which makes them invisible to other people.

Treatment with invisible braces is ideal for those who are keen to improve their smile as adults, but who do not want to have to explain their appearance to work colleagues and friends. It is usually quite a quick process too, with many patients enjoying the results after just a matter of months. This compares very favourably with other options such as fixed braces, which may have to be in place for a year or two before treatment is complete.

Is there a treatment to fix staining and misshapen teeth at the same time?

Veneers are the solution to bad staining and teeth that are misshapen or cracked. This treatment involves applying very thin pieces of porcelain over the teeth to give them a stain free, uniform appearance. Veneers can dramatically improve the smile, and they can do so in a short period of time. In many cases, it takes just a couple of appointments to complete the treatment, making it an ideal option for those who want instant results, but who do not have time to commit to hours in the dentist’s chair.


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