Although there are DIY whitening kits available, many dentists do not recommend them. This is because they only contain a tiny amount of the whitening product that is needed for the treatment to be truly effective. Some home kits are highly acidic and can damage the enamel and burn the gums.
Tooth whitening is part of the practice of dentistry and dentistry should only be carried out by dental professionals who are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
If you are considering whitening your teeth please make an appointment to see us. After an assessment we will be able to tell you whether whitening is suitable for your teeth and what results you can expect. For example crowns, veneers and dentures won’t whiten.
If whitening treatment is right for you we will co-ordinate professional tooth whitening. A range of different treatments are available for this and we will explain fully what’s involved.Back to blog