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Teeth whitening: everything you need to know for safe and successful treatment

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the world. Garden View Dental Care in Buckinghamshire offers two options for whitening treatment, which can be used as a standalone procedure or as a complement to other treatments, such as teeth straightening with Six Month Smiles.

teeth-whitening-BuckinghamshireIf you remember only one thing about teeth whitening, let it be this: it must only be carried out on the prescription of a fully qualified dentist. Whilst a hygienist or hygiene therapist who has undergone appropriate training may physically provide the treatment, it must be on a dentist’s prescription.

This isn’t just a recommendation: it’s the law. The General Dental Council has carried out a number of successful prosecutions for illegal dentistry, where beauty therapists are carrying out unlicensed teeth whitening procedures, but all too often that requires someone to suffer serious damage to their teeth, gums, or mouth before it comes to the GDC’s attention. Don’t let that be you; instead, come to our Buckinghamshire clinic for a whitening consultation with a cosmetic dentist.

Buckinghamshire teeth whitening options

We offer two teeth whitening options at our Buckinghamshire clinic, both of which begin with a consultation with a dentist and a thorough check-up, to ensure that your oral health is in good condition.

As with any form of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening should only be carried out in a healthy mouth. Whilst it is one of the quickest procedures in the cosmetic dental world, you should bear in mind that any gum disease or tooth decay will need to be treated first, especially if you are preparing for a special occasion.

Home whitening

Home whitening is carried out yourself, under your dentist’s supervision. It involves the use of custom-made mouth trays and whitening gel, which you use for a fortnight, wearing them overnight.

Power whitening

Power whitening takes place here in our Buckinghamshire clinic. All you need to do is to sit back and relax for an hour whilst your dentist applies whitening gel to your teeth, and uses a special light to activate it. Brighter, whiter teeth in just one hour really is possible.