Teeth Whitening and why you should only see a Dentist

How does Teeth Whitening work?

Teeth whitening treatment such as Boutique Whitening works by gently bleaching your teeth. The concentration is an effective level which doesn’t harm your teeth in anyway.
You will receive a custom made set of trays which fit over your teeth comfortably. The active teeth whitening gel is placed in the trays and fitted onto your teeth. For best results we recommend you use your trays overnight and avoid coloured food or drink such as curries, berries, tea, coffee and red wine.

Does having your teeth whitened hurt?

Some people experience some sensitivity in their teeth whilst whitening. This is usually temporary but if you do experience sensitivity, smearing sensitive toothpaste on the affected areas works really well. Also, you can put sensitive toothpaste in your custom trays and alternate between the whitening gel one night and using sensitive toothpaste the next night.

Can whitening gel damage your teeth?

There has been no evidence that any persons tooth surfaces have become damaged in any way after going through with the home whitening treatment.

How old do you have to be to have your teeth whitened?

Patients must be over 18 to have their teeth whitened.

Only DENTISTS can legally prescribe teeth whitening treatment!

Teeth whitening is a safe procedure that whitens and brightens your smile. You will need to have your teeth checked for suitability of the whitening treatment by a dentist. It is ILLEGAL for anyone other than a dentist to prescribe teeth whitening treatment. Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there is no dental professional present and it may put your oral health at risk. Make sure you only go to a registered dental professional for teeth whitening because whitening by people who aren’t qualified, is illegal.