• Do your homework before having your teeth whitened

    Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the UK. It’s a fast and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile, confidence and overall well-being.

    The single most important thing to remember when looking for teeth whitening treatment is that it must, by law, only be carried out by a dentist, or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. Teeth whitening is classed as dentistry by the General Dental Council (GDC) and should be considered in the same way as any other dental procedure.

    Unfortunately, there are still beauty salons offering whitening treatment and even pop-up stands in shopping centres offering to whiten your teeth! They claim that it’s a cosmetic and not a dental procedure. This is untrue and the GDC will prosecute anyone offering illegal dentistry. Treatment from unqualified providers can seriously damage your teeth and gums.

    Whitening products bought from the internet should also be avoided. They’ve not been tested to the standards required of products used by dentists, don’t actually work that well and could be dangerous and cause damage to your teeth and gums. Whitening products found in chemists and supermarkets are likely to be safe enough but are often ineffective as they won’t contain enough of the product needed to whiten your teeth.

    At our dental practice we use technologically advanced and effective whitening treatments to help you achieve the perfect smile. We have tried and tested a number of the professional products available and have concluded that the best systems on the market are Opalescence by Optident and Enlighten Teeth Whitening. Each treatment is described below on our teeth whitening page:

    Contact us today and arrange for safe teeth whitening treatment that works!