Dr Anne Gormley uses her vast experience of dentistry and aesthetic procedures to enhance your natural beauty
What are the difference types of bleaches used in tooth whitening and why should I go to my dentist to have it done?
Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in tooth whitening products and currently at Spires Oral Care we use three different types of bleach. The first is 10% carbamide peroxide which breaks down over time to release the hydrogen peroxide. A more concentrated version of 16% carbamide peroxide is also available but may cause more sensitivity in some patients. The third option is 6% hydrogen peroxide. Although the results with this material are slightly sub-optimal compared to the carbamide peroxide materials, patients like to use it as they only have to wear the trays for 1-1.5 hours per day. The treatment should only be carried out by a dentist as they are able to make customised trays with reservoirs to prevent the bleach impinging on the gums therefore reducing unnecessary inflammation. The brighten concentration of the bleach will also be higher from your dentist.
Why have my cheekbones sunk and how do I improve the contour of my cheeks and the profile of my jawline and chin?
As we age, we will experience bone resorption of the orbital rims and the upper and lower jaws. In addition, the superficial and deep fat pads begin to droop causing troughs in our cheeks and saggy jowls in our jawline. We can reduce the effects of aging at Spires Dermal Care by injecting dermal fillers into the cheeks and chin. We use hyaluronic acid-based products with varying consistency to sculpt the cheeks which contours the cheekbones. A different consistency will be used in the chin area to define the jawline. The key to the perfect result is to ensure that the result looks natural.