Did you know that your teeth can look whiter or yellower depending on the lipstick you’ve chosen to don for the day? You see, regardless of the actual shade of your teeth, there are flattering lipsticks shades that bring out the white in your teeth, and there are lipsticks that simply do not do your teeth any favours.
If you are not entirely happy with the colour of your teeth, your dentist might recommend teeth whitening. At Ollie & Darsh, we are proud to offer our clients Half Price Whitening Wednesdays. The great weekly treatment offer gives you a 50% discount on any of our 3 fabulous, effective teeth whitening programmes.
People of all ages want to have a pearly white smile, and since there are so many products on the market it seems as though teeth whitening can be easy. But how effective are over the counter whitening products such as teeth whitening strips, toothpastes and mouthwashes?
Take a glance at the General Dental Council website at any given moment and you will see a proliferation of reports detailing illegal teeth whitening and unregulated, at-home whitening kits being prosecuted against.
There are now so many unqualified and unregulated tooth whitening procedures available on the market that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of them. So we’ve put together a handy guide to help you figure out what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to whitening your teeth.
Know your numbers
This week the General Dental Council (GDC) of the UK successfully won their case against a Norfolk woman, who was found guilty of illegal performing teeth whitening on two different people without any dentistry qualifications or registration with the GDC.
By law, only qualified dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians working under instruction from a dentist, can carry out tooth whitening. Anyone else that offers the service without the requisite qualifications is breaking the law while also exposing clients to significantly increased risk.
Teeth whitening treatments are incredibly popular during festive seasons such as Christmas, with work parties and spending time with loved ones, we all want to look our best. However, it’s also a time where food and drink surround us and if you have just received a treatment, it’s a good idea to know what you should and shouldn’t be eating if you want to keep your dazzling smile.
Teeth whitening is a great way to boost any smile. If you have teeth that are discoloured, maybe due to smoking, regular coffee / tea drinking or they’re just not as white as you’d like them to be a teeth whitening treatment can show instant results and brighten your smile.
One aspect that can be over looked with teeth whitening is how to maintain your bright new smile and look after your newly whitened teeth. The first 48 hours are of particular importance and there are foods that can cause discoloration during this period and potentially ruin your bright new smile.