Want whiter teeth? Talk to us!
In the UK, we spend millions every year on tooth whitening products. And no wonder, as white, stain-free teeth have long been the standard for beauty and health.
When you’re proud of how your teeth look, you’ll want to smile more. Scientists have now discovered how powerful the act of smiling can be to a person’s wellbeing. A smile can improve mood, boost self-esteem and self-confidence and even reduce stress. Smiling not only makes you feel good, but it will also relax those around you too.
Teeth can become discoloured for a variety of reasons. These include smoking and the consumption of drinks like tea, coffee, cola, and red wine. Poor oral hygiene is another reason for staining, also the use of certain medications.
If you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth, it’s likely you have used products to help whiten them. You can incorporate special toothpastes into your oral hygiene routine. These remove more surface stains than ‘regular’ ones so you may see a moderate improvement. The impact will be greater if you make lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking.
The law and tooth whitening
But what if you want something more? You may have seen whitening services advertised by beauty clinics. But only a dental professional registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) can deliver tooth whitening. This is regardless of the products they use. Anyone providing them who isn’t GDC-registered is committing a criminal offence.
Many people become misled in the search for a brighter smile. There are all sorts of things that can go wrong with illegal tooth whitening. These include being unhappy that you wasted your time and money, to serious injury. Some non-registered practitioners will say the products they’re using are ‘peroxide free’. But this does not make them legal for use. Tooth whitening in the hands of an untrained person is unsafe. It exposes the delicate oral tissue to strong chemicals. It could cause pain, blistering, burning and permanent damage to gums. DIY whitening kits are available to buy online too, but some of these also come with risks.
Options for every budget
If you want to whiten your teeth, please speak to us! Teeth whitening is the most commonly prescribed cosmetic dental procedure. There are options out there to suit all budgets and we will help you find the right one for you. You may choose trays to wear at home, custom-made by your dentist, for example. Usually worn for several weeks at night the trays get filled with a solution to lift stains, until you’ve achieved the outcome you want.
We understand all the factors that come into a decision about dental treatment. Make an appointment and we will answer your questions about tooth whitening. Our dentists are members of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). As BACD members, they’re among the most skilled, educated, and passionate dentists in the UK.
You’ll get top-class whitening and a brighter smile to be proud of. Our trained team will take good care of you in a safe environment. They will tell you how to keep your new smile looking beautiful. Choose professional whitening with us and people will say “WOW” to the result. It will naturally enhance, and not look out of place or fake.
Interested? Get in touch today to find out more.
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