Cosmetic dental FAQs

Cosmetic dental FAQs

Cosmetic dental treatments are another good way to improve the appearance of your teeth, but like orthodontic treatment, our patients tend to have questions about what to expect. 

What are the advantages of tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening at Helix House Orthodontics in Nottingham is a great and inexpensive way to remove stains from teeth, look healthy, have a great smile and be full of confidence.

What causes tooth staining?

Coffee, tea, spices and red wine can all stain teeth. Tobacco is also bad for the colour of your teeth. Some medications can cause teeth staining as well. 

Can anyone do tooth whitening?

No. Today, only dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and clinical dental technicians working to the prescription of a registered dentist can legally perform tooth whitening. Anyone else is almost certainly operating illegally, and may cause serious and irreparable damage to your teeth, gums and mouth. 

What about cheap tooth whitening offers?

Some people make the mistake of choosing tooth whitening by the lowest cost. We strongly recommend that, instead, you look at the value derived from the money spent. The quality of the product, the safety and confidence that comes with specialist clinical treatment, the reassurance of a guarantee and the inclusion of professional aftercare, should you need it, are all things to consider carefully. And remember, only dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and clinical dental technicians working to the prescription of a registered dentist can legally perform tooth whitening. Anyone else is almost certainly operating illegally and may cause you harm. 

 

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