Teeth Whitening

Boost your confidence with a whiter smile!

Teeth whitening is safe and effective. One of the most significant reasons for having your teeth whitened is to improve your self-esteem.

When you’re happy with the way your teeth look you smile more and your confidence grows!

Smiles have been shown to improve your mood by triggering the production of endorphins which are our bodies’ “happy chemicals.”

Lawton Dental Practice has excellent advice and by taking it I am delighted with the results that I have achieved.  The age of being 80 should not be any deterrent for having clean white teeth and using whitening can aid this .My teeth look just as good as when I was 50.  It has friendly Staff who are always ready to be helpful.

Caryl

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening in the Stoke on Trent/Alsager Area

A lot of patients ask us about teeth whitening treatments. Here are some of the things you need to know before you decide on your best option for this popular dental treatment…

Why should I go to the dentist for teeth whitening when there are lots of much cheaper kits available on the internet?

This is a commonly asked question and – as we all know – everything can now be bought online!!!

However, there are now new regulations re: teeth whitening and it is actually illegal to sell or provide whitening unless you are a dental health professional (with very good reason!)

And, anyhow, how would you know whether that “tooth whitening gel” you bought online really is genuine??

The answer is, unfortunately, you wouldn’t!!

Safety Issues

Whitening gel must only be a maximum of 6% hydrogen peroxide or 16% carbamide peroxide. Higher percentages can cause serious burns and there’s no knowing exactly whether the whitening gel on the internet is genuine, in date or even safe!!

The reason that dentists/dental health professionals should provide and supervise whitening is because it is very important to check that the mouth is healthy first.

If you have cavities or gum disease, whitening could cause severe pain. A thorough dental health check must be carried out before whitening is started and the gums should be nice and healthy with no bleeding.

So, what about the things I put the gel in? I’ve seen some you can heat up and bite into… They look easy and cheap!!

Custom made trays from proper “shapes” of your teeth give much better results; they are comfier, fit better, and protect the gums from burns due to the fabrication of special “wells” to collect excess whitening gel. Saving money isn’t worth getting a nasty burn, is it?

If you have any questions feel free to contact a member of our reception team on: 01270 876026.