Why it’s best to go to your dentist for Tooth Whitening!

May 29, 2019


As we drink coffee and some foods, the white enamel that covers our teeth will naturally over time become yellow.  Patients with stained or discoloured teeth are always asking what can be done to restore the whiteness. Teeth whitening products can make your teeth several shades lighter. Teeth Whitening is one of our popular treatments we offer at The Welbeck Clinic.

Why do people opt for DIY Whitening?

There is a lot of hype in the press around where you should get your teeth whitened, should I do it at home and save money?

The answer is clear we understand there are lots of DIY kits because people shy away from he cost of a true quality whitening treatment done by professionals.  They also think it will take too much time to get a professional procedure done.  But while DIY kits may make your teeth appear whiter to a degree, the results are not going to be as dramatic or noticeable or long lasting as the real whitening treatment with your dentist.

As you shop around, you will find different toothpastes or whitening gels, home whitening kits offering you whiter than white results.  However, nothing that you can do yourself will compare or match the results you can get from a true professional whitening treatment.  Why I hear you ask?  Because any kit or whitening toothpaste purchased over the counter aren’t legally allowed to contain a high percentage of peroxide and home kits tend to be more abrasive on the enamel giving the illusion of whiter teeth.

Teeth Whitening At The Welbeck Clinic

When you work out the costs of how many kits, whitening toothpastes and given the result you get. You will save money getting the teeth whitening treatment with your dentist, who you can trust.

We have 3 options to choose from:

Home Whitening – Home whitening is the least expensive route of whitening your teeth. The dentist will carefully take impressions of your teeth and make custom whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly. These are used in combination with the whitening gel at home.

Laser Whitening – For those looking for a much whiter smile in a very short period of time, Zoom! Laser whitening is one of the fastest whitening systems available in the world, with up to 8 shades lighter!

Veneers – Porcelain veneers are custom made porcelain that are used to cover the front surface of the tooth. Veneers are extremely versatile and can be used for discoloured teeth, close gaps, align crowding or protruding teeth leaving you with a very natural smile.

Dr Italy and her team are always on hand to answer any questions.