Stop Illegal Whitening

Stop Illegal Whitening

Industry experts will come together at The Dentistry Show to highlight the dangers of non-registered dental practitioners providing tooth whitening.The General Dental Council, the organisation that regulates dental professionals in the UK, has decided that teeth whitening is a form of dentistry. This means that you should only have your teeth whitened by a dentist or another dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.  Our Liverpool Dentist offers tooth whitening with a team of highly qualified staff.

Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there's no dental professional present, and it may put your oral health at risk. You can also buy DIY home teeth whitening kits but these may also carry risks.
 
What happens during teeth whitening at our Liverpool Dentist?
 
If you have teeth whitening you will need to make several visits to the dental surgery over a couple of months.
 
We will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouth guard and will instruct you how to use it with a bleaching gel. Then, using your mouth guard at home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over two to four weeks. Some whitening gels can be left on for up to eight hours at a time, which shortens the treatment period to one week.
 
Another type of teeth whitening system that  our Liverpool dentist can provide is called laser whitening, which is also known as power whitening. This is where a bleaching product is painted onto your teeth and then a light or laser is shone on them to activate the whitening. Laser whitening takes about an hour.
 
Should you wish to discuss tooth whitening with us, please contact us.

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