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How to boost your smile quickly with cosmetic dentistry: teeth whitening explored

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of the profession that deals with the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, and can involve anything from teeth whitening to full-mouth restorations using crowns, bridges or dental implants. At Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire we offer a huge selection of cosmetic dental procedures to suit all needs and budgets.

cosmetic dentistry treatmentsTeeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. Here, we look at how the treatment works and what options are available to patients at our Buckinghamshire practice.

How does whitening treatment work?

Whitening treatment uses special bleaching gel to gently remove stains from the teeth. There are two options for whitening: it can be carried out here in the comfort of our Buckinghamshire practice, or can be done at home using custom-made teeth whitening trays.

Can’t I save money by buying whitening products online?

The key thing to remember about teeth whitening treatment is that it must, by law, only be carried out under the supervision of a fully-qualified dentist. While it’s true there are whitening products available from the internet and even from some beauty salons, these are likely to be of inferior quality.

In the best case scenario they simply won’t work, and you’ll have wasted your money. In the worst case scenario they can damage your teeth and gums, leaving you in pain and in need of extensive restorative work.

The products and techniques used at our Buckinghamshire practice are tried, tested and safe. Your dentist will check there are no problems such as tooth decay that need treating before whitening, and will monitor you throughout treatment to ensure everything is going to plan.

Think about other cosmetic dentistry treatments: you wouldn’t trust an unqualified practitioner to place a crown or attach your veneers, and teeth whitening treatment is exactly the same: only a qualified dental professional should deliver it.

How teeth whitening can boost your smile quickly and safely

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to boost your smile before a special occasion, teeth whitening could be the perfect treatment for you. At Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire we have successfully treated many patients who wanted whiter, brighter, stain-free teeth. It’s one of the fastest cosmetic dental procedures available.

teeth whitening treatmentAnyone considering teeth whitening treatment should ensure they only have the procedure carried out under the care of a qualified dentist. There are many products available on the internet and the highstreet that promise whiter teeth, but you should be cautious. Most of these products won’t work, meaning you will have wasted time and money. In the worst case scenario they can actually damage your teeth, gums and mouth. By law, teeth whitening must only be carried out by a dentist or a hygienist/hygiene therapist on a dentist’s prescription.

At Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire the teeth whitening products we use have been extensively tried and tested, and are completely safe. The whitening gel used will gently remove stains from your teeth without damaging their structure.

Teeth are stained by the food and drink we consume, by habits such as smoking and by certain medications. Teeth whitening is a fast and reliable way to remove these stains. Here at our Buckinghamshire dental practice we offer two options for whitening treatment:

1 Power whitening

Power whitening is carried out here at our Buckinghamshire practice in one single session. Dr Makhani will place a protective barrier over your lips and gums and will apply teeth whitening gel to your teeth. A special light is used to activate the gel and all you need to do is sit back and relax for an hour while the gel gets to work. The result will be teeth several shades brighter – whiter teeth in just one hour really is possible!

2 Home teeth whitening

Home whitening also uses special whitening gel to lighten the colour of your teeth and remove stains, but is carried out in the comfort of your own home. Dr Makhani will take impressions of your mouth to create bespoke whitening trays. When these are ready you will be instructed on how to use them: you place a small amount of whitening gel in the trays and wear them overnight or for short periods during the day for approximately two weeks.

For more information about teeth whitening in Buckinghamshire, please get in touch with a member of our reception team.

How cosmetic dentistry can quickly boost your smile

If you are thinking about having cosmetic dentistry, you may want results that can be seen quickly but still look entirely natural. That’s why it always pays to visit an experienced cosmetic dentist such as Dr Makhani at Garden View Dental Care in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

cosmetic dentistryCosmetic dental treatments focus on the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Many people are embarrassed about their smile. From gappy teeth to dull or stained teeth, crooked or uneven teeth to unsightly metal fillings, there are many reasons people hide their smiles away.

At Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire we believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of. Cosmetic dentistry comprises a range of treatments that can help anyone achieve the smile of their dreams.

How Dr Makhani and team can help

When you come in for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, we will establish what you are unhappy about regarding your teeth and gums, and will suggest the best options to improve your smile. Here are some of the fastest treatments we offer at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. . .

Teeth whitening

Teeth are easily stained by certain foods, drinks, medications and by smoking. Teeth whitening uses special whitening gel to gently remove these stains, restoring a natural bright appearance to your teeth.

We offer two options for teeth whitening: power whitening in a single appointment here at our Buckinghamshire practice, and home whitening, which takes about two weeks and involves using custom-made whitening trays and gels at home.


Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry. They are thin pieces of porcelain placed over the front surface of your front teeth, to disguise permanent staining, small cracks, gaps and minor alignment issues.

Composite bonding

Composite bonding uses the same hard-wearing material that is used for white fillings to help reshape and rebuild teeth, for example to close small gaps and give your smile a more even appearance.

It Happens: The Inevitability of Yellow Teeth

Teeth discolouration is extremely common, affecting tons of people in the UK. While individuals start with perfect white teeth as children, it does not take long for many to have noticeable yellow teeth.

teeth whitening in BuckinghamshireBasically, yellow teeth are inevitable. Food, drinks, and the environment all lead to the yellowing of the teeth, and there is little anyone can do to prevent this inevitability. Apart from the cumulative effects of these external causes, at least two structural changes in the mouth also make teeth more likely to appear yellow with aging. These are the thinning of the tooth’s outer coating called the enamel, as well as the thickening of the layer under it, called the dentin.

An In-Depth Look at the Contributors to Tooth Discolouration

Smoking and drinking staining drinks are perhaps the most widely known contributors to yellowing teeth. Unknown to many, certain fruits and vegetables like apples and potatoes, however, also contribute to the problem.

There are also several diseases that cause teeth to turn yellow (or black or brown). Some forms of chemotherapy, such as heat radiation, as well as widely used drugs like tetracycline and doxycycline contribute to the problem as well.

These things, to some extent, are inevitable. Fortunately, there is hope even if the teeth have already lost their original whiteness.

How Tooth Whitening Works

Teeth whitening technology has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. There are non-bleaching procedures, which rely on physical action to whiten teeth. When brushing the teeth, for instance, the mild abrasion removes the surface stains.

Most whiteners, on the other hand, use bleaching chemicals. These chemicals produce a chemical reaction when coming in contact with the enamel; this then breaks down stains. Most of the whiteners use one of two chemicals: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

At Garden View Dental Care, we offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening in Buckinghamshire that will provide results. Everyone responds differently to whitening procedures—some respond well to a simple at-home whitening kit, while those with serious discolouration may require bonding or porcelain veneers to achieve the smile they have always wanted. Our Garden View Dental Care Buckinghamshire cosmetic dentistry team can determine the right treatment for you.

Call us today for a consultation.

How cosmetic dentistry can help you wave goodbye to gappy teeth

Cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of treatments. One of the most common problems reported to our dentists at Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire is gappy teeth. Some patients described gaps between their front teeth as suffering from black triangles. The clinical term for this condition is open gingival embrasures.

cosmetic dentistryHere at Garden View Dental Care, cosmetic dentist Dr Makhani offers a range of treatment options for patients who are bothered by gappy teeth.

These are some of the ways cosmetic dentistry can help you wave goodbye to black triangles for good. . .

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is a common practice in cosmetic dentistry. It involves using the same strong composite material that is used to create white fillings to build up and reshape your teeth.

At Garden View in Buckinghamshire we use the ClarkMatrix system, which uses clear forms filled with composite material that is closely matched to the natural shade of your teeth to close up any gaps. This is shaped and polished to add extra shine, giving you a smile that you can be proud of. Treatment improves the integrity of the gum and the aesthetic appearance of your smile.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are placed over the front surface of the front teeth to disguise a wide range of aesthetic problems, including gappy teeth. They are firmly attached with strong dental adhesive.

Veneers are a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry and are a minimally invasive procedure, which requires very little preparatory work on your teeth. Your dentist will choose a shade of porcelain that closely matches the colour of your teeth for an entirely natural-looking result, where your teeth appear closer together.

Six Month Smiles

We are pleased to offer Six Month Smiles adult braces at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. These discreet braces move your teeth closer together in as little as six months.

Vices Come Hand in Hand with Dentistry, Culminates in Teeth Whitening

People do bad things, and one common among all societies and cultures is smoking. We here at Garden View cannot count how many patients have come over the years to fix the damage of nicotine, and at times, accompanies by the searing enamel deterioration brought by alcohol. It goes hand in hand, especially during parties when no one usually cares about nothing else but having fun.

teeth whiteningBut, at least for appearance’s sake, visit the dentist often. As dentists, there is very little we can do, but warn you that vices are generally bad for your health. Afterwards, we can only help you look after your teeth. With all those inhaling and ingesting, you will definitely do a number to your dentitions. If you suffer from an ongoing condition, then you have more reason to reconsider that second stick or glass.

Choosing Professional Services

You may choose to ignore your GP and opt to solve the problem yourself. But, the health of your teeth is the same as the health of your lung, heart and eyes. You do not seek amateur services to help with arrhythmia, high astigmatism or asthma. The same goes with your teeth, especially if you are considering self-help methods.

Dental damage by vices is serious, more than you think it is. More often than not, it is responsible for destroying your teeth. At the very least, it initiates the long process of rotting your teeth. It does not seem like that now, but that is the point. You will not notice its effects until it is too late. For this reason alone, you should visit the dentist twice a year or more.

A Professional’s Hand

If you do not already know, teeth whitening is a sensitive process. The entire thing, the materials and the procedures, require steady hands and a knowledgeable mind. So, obviously, to get it right, it is better to let dentists perform teeth whitening procedures themselves.

At Garden View, we will ensure that you get what you want. From teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services to general dental treatments, we have you covered.

Contact us today for more information.

Coffee, Tea, and Your Teeth

It is getting colder now, which means it’s the season of even more warm cups of tea once again. While it’s extremely comforting to stay in during the cold season and put the kettle on, a recent study is saying otherwise.

garden viewSugary drinks are bad for the teeth, as even the simplest structure of sugar is capable of deteriorating dental enamel. Garden View is here today to tell you about the other dangers of too much tea.

It’s Not So nice After All

According to a report, a hot cup of tea could potentially cause cracks in the surface of the teeth. This is especially true if you are coming in from a cold, because the body is most vulnerable to all kinds of extremes—in this case, a cup of tea a little too hot for the dentin.

The superficial cracks are caused by the rapid changes in temperature around the teeth. Extreme heat can stress the enamel, resulting in a crack. Although barely visible to the eye, the crack can become deeper and even enter the dentine, which can cause sensitivity.

If severe, the crack may also damage the pulp or nerve within the tooth, causing infection or an abscess.

It can also become a cosmetic problem, as coffee, red wine and other coloured drinks and food can stain the crack, causing it to become more noticeable and obvious. Like stepping on thin ice, the effects are cumulative: the more hot tea you sip, the deeper the crack gets and the more vulnerable the dentin becomes.

If tea is too difficult for you to give up, consider taking it in moderation this season or wearing a scarf over your mouth to warm the air you breathe. It will also help you adjust to the change if you consult with our team of dentists to guide you through the risks of seemingly harmless daily activities.

Contact us today to learn more about the necessary measures to protect your teeth during this season.

Can cosmetic dentistry really improve your life?

Once, cosmetic dentistry was the preserve of the rich and famous. Now more and more people are opting to have aesthetic dental treatment. At Garden View Dental Care, we provide a wide range of cosmetic treatments to patients from all across Buckinghamshire. Here we look at some common treatments and the positive effects they can have on your life.

cosmetic dentistryCosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Many people are unhappy with their smile, hiding it away behind their hands in public. Dentists have developed several ways to improve the appearance of your smile, and with it boost your self-confidence.

The problem: Stained teeth

Our teeth are stained by food and drink, as well as by smoking and as part of the ageing process. Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dental procedure that, when carried out by your dentist, is a safe and effective way to remove stains and put some sparkle back in your smile.

For teeth with permanent stains or discolouration, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, which are thin pieces of porcelain attached to the front of the teeth with strong dental adhesive. As well as stains, they can cover small chips, gaps and alignment problems.

The problem: Crooked teeth

If you missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, or if your teeth have shifted position, you may benefit from adult orthodontics. At Garden View Dental Care, Buckinghamshire, we use Six Month Smiles. These discreet braces are increasingly popular in cosmetic dentistry and correct alignment problems with the front teeth – those on show when you smile.

The problem: Metal fillings

Metal fillings are strong and durable, but very obvious. At our Buckinghamshire dental practice we can replace metal fillings with white fillings for a metal-free smile.

These are just some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Contact our Buckinghamshire centre for a full list of how we can help you.

Pamper yourself with teeth whitening treatment

Everybody should treat themselves now and again, and teeth whitening treatment is a great way to boost not just your smile but your self-confidence too this winter. Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, including tooth whitening. It’s one of the fastest and most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

teeth whiteningSo why might you need teeth whitening treatment? Our teeth become stained through the foods and drink we consume, through habits such as smoking, and as a natural part of the ageing process. This treatment from dentist Dr Makhani is a great way to remove stains and brighten up your smile.

You may have seen products advertised online, on television or in beauty parlours that claim to whiten teeth. The most important thing to remember is that whitening should only be carried out under the supervision of a fully-trained dentist. By law, only dentists (and dental hygienists/hygiene therapists on a dentist’s prescription) can carry out teeth whitening.

Products available elsewhere are likely to be inferior. They may simply not work, in which case you have wasted both time and money, but you are lucky – in the worst cases these products can damage your teeth and gums, leaving you in need of expensive restorative work.

Teeth whitening products used by dentists are safe and have been extensively tested. Like any form of cosmetic dentistry, only a professional should carry out this work.

At Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire we offer two options for teeth whitening: power whitening here at the practice, or home whitening.

Home whitening uses whitening gel and bespoke trays, and takes an average of two weeks. Power whitening takes place here in the comfort of our Buckinghamshire practice, using gel activated by a special lamp. This takes just one hour.

Application of Veneers: The Simplest Cosmetic Dental Procedure

Dental conditions are not always about braces, implants and mouth cancer. It is just that there are many GDP’s bent on getting big business that they market themselves as the answer to your misaligned dentures. Many people need mid-level dental rehabilitation that is undeniable. But, there are also people who drew the genetics card and got regular teeth.

application of veneersNow, that is not to say that nothing wrong will ever happen to their teeth. In contrast, teeth are delicate at any point in your life, bar your childhood when your baby teeth will fall to make way for permanent ones. It is rare for a person to truly ignore his or her dental health, even if it is deteriorating right in front of them. The truth is many people, if not most, only need minor repairs. And, it could not come any simpler, inexpensive and efficient as veneers.

A Dental Treatment for Everyone

We here at Garden View Dental Care believe that veneers are for everyone. It truly is the simplest of procedures, and we guarantee that even to people with sensitive teeth, it is possible. Veneers are sort of false fingernails for the teeth, but are securely fit. Our dentists will only have to shape the teeth to fit the veneer properly.

Cosmetic in nature, veneers can solve small gaps so that you will not have to wear braces for a minor issue. If one of your teeth only has a chip, stain or simply misaligned, the veneer is the best answer. In addition, you can have more than one veneer for a complete smile makeover.

More Cosmetic Solutions

Garden View provides simple cosmetic dentistry services if you want to enhance the appearance of your smile. We got you in the matters of teeth whitening, fillings and gap closure. Furthermore, they also have other services that tackle major dental issues.

Contact us for more information. We have our clinic on Penn Road at Beaconsfield. Drop by and let us help you handle your dental issue.