Thinking about teeth whitening in Northern Ireland?

Just as our hair gets longer and our skin stretches, overtime our teeth show signs of wear. From factors such as food, drinks, medication and smoking, our teeth can easily become discoloured.

Teeth Whitening in Northern IrelandPeople often go for teeth whitening in Northern Ireland when they feel they want to do something about it, and to make them look young and healthy. Perhaps you have a special event coming up, such as a wedding or family event, or maybe you want to smarten up and feel at the top of your game for an important business meeting or job interview. Whatever the incentive, we at Blue Sky are here to help you.

How to go about teeth whitening in Northern Ireland

It can be tempting to go for a quick and cheap solution, rather than visit the dentist. Going to the dental practice for a check-up can seem like a bit of a mission, so why would you go for teeth whitening, when you could pop down to the local store?

While we see the temptation, we advise that you get your teeth whitened here at the dentist, where we can provide a safe and fast treatment. The whole point of getting your teeth whitened is to create a healthy smile, so it seems counterintuitive to put the health of your teeth at risk with a tooth whitening kit.

Often, the moulds don’t fit around the teeth properly which means the bleach may surpass the teeth, causing the gums to be damaged by chemicals in the bleaching solution.

Our dentist will ensure that you are suitable for treatment and advise the safest and most efficient option for your teeth.

What are your options?

  • Power teeth whitening: This is completed in our clinic. A protective barrier covers your gums and lips, and the gel is placed onto the teeth. The bleaching process is then activated by a light which is placed over the teeth. The process is usually complete in about one hour;
  • Home teeth whitening: If you’re not in such a hurry, home teeth whitening takes about two weeks, in the comfort of your own home. It differs from shop bought kits, as the moulds are custom-made to fit snuggly around your teeth.

Smile your way back to self-confidence

Sometimes it can be the seemingly little things that get us down. A bad hair day, feeling like you have no clothes to wear despite the ridiculous amount sprawled over the floor, or grimacing at the state of your teeth in the mirror when you brush them morning and night.

You can do something about your hair and clothes, so why not your teeth? We at Blue Sky believe that receiving cosmetic dentistry in Belfast can significantly impact people’s confidence in their appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastIf you are unhappy with what you see when you catch a glimpse of your teeth in the mirror or in a photo, it can suddenly make you feel very aware and self-conscious when you go on speaking and smiling at people. Going for cosmetic dentistry in Belfast to enhance the appearance of your teeth can help you to feel more like yourself again.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Belfast suits all sorts of people. We have a range of treatments to suit your specific dental needs. Whether you are looking for a quick fix due to an accident that left you with a chipped or lost tooth, or you have decided to do something about your stained teeth from all those cups of coffee, we are here to help you find a solution.

Double benefit

Aesthetics and functionality are not two entirely separate things. We often consider things to be beautiful when they are in ultimate health. People may go for cosmetic dentistry in Belfast to improve their appearance, but many of our treatments also improve the functionality of your teeth, such as teeth straightening.

We offer a range of ways to straighten the teeth, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and invisible aligner braces. These are a removable set of braces which gently nudge the teeth into the correct position. Straight teeth are generally easier to brush and floss, which help to prevent plaque build-up and tooth decay. They also allow the gums to fit securely around the teeth.

In general, when people receive cosmetic dentistry in Belfast, they are more likely to feel encouraged to look after their teeth as well as possible, to keep them looking and feeling great.

Considering dental implants

When you first start thinking about getting dental implants in Belfast, it’s easy to get excited and start picturing your life after treatment. You may begin to imagine surprising friends and family with a mouthful of teeth or look in the mirror and do your best to picture your restored smile beaming back at you.

But before you get too ahead of yourself, it’s a good idea to take a step back and look at what’s involved in getting dental implants in Belfast.

Dental Implants in BelfastTalk to the dentist

The first stage is to book a consolation with us here at Blue Sky.

Our dentist can examine your teeth and see if you are suitable for treatment. Luckily, most people can get dental implants in Belfast, so long as they have looked after their teeth and are in good oral health. The dentist will also examine the jawbone to see if there is enough bone to support the implant.

We will be here for you every step of the way, but the initial consolation is a great chance for you to voice any questions or concerns you have about treatment, so you can decide if it’s the right option for you.

Going ahead with dental implants

If the dentist gives you the thumbs up for treatment, you can now begin to look forward to your implant journey with us.

You may be equally as nervous about going for dental implants in Belfast as you are excited. While everyone is different, the surgery is not as painful as it sounds. The dentist will put you under a local anaesthetic to help numb the pain, before drilling the implant into the jawbone.

We allow around 6-12 weeks for the gum to heal and secure the implant. Once it is in place, a connector post is attached, and the new tooth is placed onto the implant.

While many people dream about achieving that Hollywood smile, it could look a little bit odd having a gleaming white tooth standing out among the rest. That’s why we match the colour of the crown to your natural teeth, so that it acts and looks like it’s neighbours.

Lighten your load

Sometimes things can get on top of us and it can feel like there is no time to sort out all those little things on your ‘to-do’ list. Lots of these tasks include self-care activities, such as shaving, a daily run or morning yoga, a haircut, or perhaps whitening your teeth.

While everyone should make time for their important dental check-ups, some people have also considered teeth whitening in Belfast, but let the idea go, as life gets in the way.

Teeth Whitening BelfastHere at Blue Sky, we know that life is busy, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to boost your confidence and enjoy life’s hectic ways a little bit more, with beautiful white teeth. That’s why we offer a choice of teeth whitening solutions that won’t take up too much room in your calendar.

Power teeth whitening

Power teeth whitening in Belfast is done here in our dental clinic. It is achieved by placing a barrier on the gums, lips and cheeks. The teeth are then covered with a gel, and a light is placed over the teeth which triggers the bleaching process. It is usually completed in about an hour, leaving people with a natural but noticeably lighter look.

This is a great option for those who want to treat themselves but are short on time, or if you want to do something extra to prep for a special event such as a wedding or graduation.

Home teeth whitening

Alternatively, teeth whitening in Belfast can be done in the comfort of your own home. This is where a mould is fitted to the shape of your mouth. These act as whitening trays, as a gel is placed inside the mould. These are to be worn for about two weeks.

Though this process takes longer, it doesn’t interfere with your daily activities, and it is gentler on the teeth than power whitening.

Take the time

Teeth whitening in Belfast doesn’t have to be a thing you have to build up to. If you come and speak to one of our dentists, we can get those coffee and wine stains off as soon as possible and help pick the best option for you.

Boost your self-confidence

They say that true beauty comes from within. They also say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They, whoever ‘they’ are, send a lot of mixed messages. Maybe both are true. One thing is for sure – it takes a strong character indeed not to be affected by ideas about their looks because other people are hard-wired to judge appearances.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastAre you affected by something that’s not so great about your smile? If you have an imperfection, even a small one, it can greatly affect you and even stop you smiling. This is something you don’t want to do that because your smile plays a vital role in the way you communicate. It’s what you use to connect with people before you speak, or instead of speaking. If you can’t use it to its full extent because you fear it may put other people off you, you need to know that not using it all certainly won’t bring them closer either. Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast with Blue Sky Dentistry can fix imperfections, boost your self-confidence and allow you to use the full, wonderful force of your smile on others.

Just one tooth

Maybe it’s just one tooth that is causing you grief. Are you someone who got a chunk chipped off your front tooth when you were crashing around in the playground? If so, you are one among many.

Your greatest saviour from the world of cosmetic dentistry in Belfast could be the veneer. This is a porcelain sheath that is coloured, shaped and sized to blend in with the rest of your teeth. We cement it onto the front of your teeth, having first removed a thin layer of enamel to make sure it lies flush with the rest of your teeth. This etching also gives us something to bond the veneer to.

Veneers can be used on any number of teeth. They are also great for covering over certain discolourations and mild misalignments.

What else can we do?

Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast at Blue Sky Dentistry also offers treatments for gummy smiles, misaligned teeth, and gaps. Why not come in and see what we can do for you?

Diabetes and dental implants in Northern Ireland

Dental implants may have been on the market for more than 30 years now, but dentists across the globe are still coming up with ways to make them more versatile and available to people who would have once been told they could not have them.

It’s not that long ago that if you were a diabetic, your request for dental implants in Northern Ireland would have been met with a flat-out rejection. There are two reasons why diabetes and dental implants in Northern Ireland are not natural partners: gum disease and healing.

Dental Implants in Northern IrelandGum disease

Having diabetes tends to increase the incidence of gum disease. This can make teeth fall out because, in its later stage, it attacks the bone that holds your teeth in place. Gum disease is the big enemy of dental implants. Maintaining them is all about making sure plaque is removed so that gum disease cannot get a hold and loosen the implants.

Healing

Diabetes also slows down healing. The recuperation stage of having dental implants in Northern Ireland is vitally important. This is when new bone cells grow all over the surface of the implants to hold them in place.

You can see how diabetes could be a non-negotiable contraindication for this treatment. However, about 10 years ago, it was discovered that people with type-2 diabetes could reverse it by going on a full-on, low-calorie diet in order to lose lots of weight and reduce their blood sugar levels. Now, people who have their type 2 diabetes under control can have dental implants fitted.

PRGF treatment

Plasma, which is rich in growth factors, has been being used in medicine and dentistry to stimulate the healing process among patients who struggle to heal. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to make a rich concoction of growth factors and apply this to the area we want to heal to stimulate the growth of new tissue. Having this as an extra treatment when you have dental implants in Northern Ireland can accelerate your healing.

Come in to Blue Sky Dentistry and talk to Dr Rory McEnhill about diabetes and dental implants.

Give your teeth a summer sparkle

Now that summer is upon us, you may be off on your holidays to places where the sun is bright. Thinking about this, do you look in the mirror and realise that your smile has lost its sparkle? This will show up in the summer sun. Your body may be beach-ready but your smile isn’t. Thankfully, that’s easily fixed with teeth whitening in Northern Ireland.

Teeth Whitening in Northern IrelandHere at Blue Sky Dentistry, you will find two ways to get the dazzle back into your smile. One takes hardly any time so, if your holiday is imminent, this is the treatment for you. The other offers you the time to take things a bit more gently and is perfect if your get away is later in the summer.

For that imminent beach break

For fast teeth whitening in Northern Ireland, you need to book an appointment at the clinic here in Belfast. You come into the practice and chill out in the dentist’s chair while we see to your teeth. We begin by putting a protective plastic barrier over your lips and gums. Next, we paint your teeth with a fairly strong whitening gel. You can choose what shade of white you want to go to and the gel, activated by a UV light, does the work while you lie back and think of ice cream and jet skis. In around an hour, the treatment will have lightened the enamel on your teeth by several shades.

For a holiday next month or the one after

If you can afford to take your time with your whitening, you might choose to carry out the whitening process at home. For this, you still need to come in for an appointment, so that we can take impressions of your teeth. We use these to make gel trays. Having bespoke trays ensures maximum contact between the gel and your teeth for effective whitening. You put gel in the trays and wear them every day for a short period. Two to three weeks later your teeth will have reached their desired shade.

Even if you’re staying in Ireland this year, you can still use teeth whitening in Northern Ireland to bring a bit of summer sparkle here.

Show off your smile

A smile says so much. It is our most important no-verbal communication tool, so when we don’t feel happy to laugh or smile because of our teeth, we are missing out on a lot. At Blue Sky, we offer a range of treatments for cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland. These are destined to give you back the shine that you feel you’ve lost in your smile, working to enhance its natural beauty.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern IrelandA lot of people have the natural nuisance of crooked teeth or a cross bite. These can affect both how you smile and how you live, even making it hard to chew on your favourite foods. By pushing the spaces closer together in a gapped smile, braces used for cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland can reduce the risks of plaque building up and leading to serious issues like gum disease or tooth decay. At Blue Sky, you can choose the sort of braces that will suit you and your lifestyle. Traditional fixed braces are effective in putting teeth in their place, while clear braces do the same job in a discreet way.

White and bright teeth

In Northern Ireland, cosmetic dentistry also includes treatments such as teeth whitening. This is a simple yet effective procedure that can done either in the dental chair or in your home. Whatever you decide is best for you, the aim of teeth whitening is to whiten and brighten your smile. By doing so, you won’t have to worry so much about having stained or discoloured teeth. Just as long as you maintain your oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and cutting out excessive sugars, you can carry on smiling with confidence.

Aesthetically pleasing fillings

When something is missing from your smile, it might be that you need a filling. At Blue Sky, we provide white fillings to fill in any holes in your teeth. These white fillings are made from a very hard substance that will stay secure when you eat your favourite foods. If you’ve previously had a metal or amalgam filling, you can also choose to replace this with a white filling to match your natural teeth.

Order a smile

Say you’re in a restaurant and you like the look of the bruschetta for your starter. You ask the waiter what it’s like and they tell you it’s a posh type of crispy bread. You’ve recently loss a tooth and anything tougher than a soft piece of bread can cause discomfort, so it might be that you have to order the tomato soup instead.

Despite such limitations of missing teeth, getting them replaced may not seem worth the time or money. But this is a false economy because it can have a big impact on the appearance of your smile and your oral health. When feel like the joys of life like smiling and eating become a struggle because of missing teeth, you might want to consider dental implants in Belfast.

Dental Implants in BelfastYou and your teeth are unique

At Blue Sky, we are a dental practice that concentrates on the wonders of innovative treatments such as dental implants. By innovative, we don’t mean brand new, but advanced and effective.

Our dentists are experienced in providing treatments carefully with your comfort in mind. We understand that everyone is different when it comes to what they prefer during treatments, so when it comes to dental implants in Belfast, we have options like sedation for nervous patients.

Replacing what was lost

There’s something quite unappealing about the thought of all your teeth slipping out when you smile. In Belfast, dental implants at Blue Sky can be used to replace or restore ill-fitting dentures. We do click-fit implants for dentures, which gives the dentures more of a secure and sturdy feel. We also replace teeth that have been lost or have failed, with implants covering the loss of a single tooth or several teeth.

After all these reminders about the hardships of missing teeth, you might be wondering how it all works. Dental implants are like artificial roots that come in the form of small titanium screws. After they have been fitted into the jawbone, they need time to heal and fuse with the bone. After that, depending on how many implants you require, natural-looking replacements can be securely fitted.

Frustration with discolouration

Over time, we notice things that change in our appearance as we age. Although your personality may stay the same, the way you look cannot. It’s natural for time to take its toll on your teeth, but not even nature should prevent you from smiling to your fullest. If your teeth are stained or discoloured and it’s making your miserable, you shouldn’t have to try and laugh or smile with your mouth closed.

Teeth Whitening in Northern IrelandIn Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is viable treatment if you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth. It’s normal for coffee, red wine, smoking and a sugary diet to cause this discolouration. If you start to notice the difference over time then we at Blue Sky will welcome you into our friendly dental surgery to discuss the possibility of teeth whitening in Northern Ireland.

Home or dental chair?

In Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is a simple yet effective procedure. Firstly, you can decide if you want the treatment to happen at our dental practice or in your own home. If you opt for the dental chair, you will be given power whitening treatment. This is a professional procedure where a protective gel will first be placed on your gums and lips. Once that is applied, a gel is applied to your teeth and a lamp is positioned over them. The light activates the bleaching process and you can just sit back and relax for an hour, knowing that you’re on your way to the white and bright smile you imagined.

Home teeth whitening is a treatment designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you can choose the time that is good for you. If you chose this treatment, you will be given a custom-made plastic mould designed to fit snugly over your teeth. In a similar way, you apply the whitening gel to the inside of the mould but this time, you can leave it on overnight while you dream of your newly polished smile.

Whatever your preferred type of teeth whitening in Northern Ireland, the result of a brighter smile is hopefully the same. If you think it might put a bigger smile on your face, arrange an appointment at Blue Sky to get started.