8 Facts About Teeth Whitening

  Teeth = Sponges  Did you know how much our teeth are like sponges? Our teeth have pores, so every colourful thing you eat and drink is absorbed into the pores of your teeth. Age and over consumption of high pigmented foods and drinks stains your teeth/sponge and this results in discoloration. Teeth Whitening = […]

What you need to know about teeth whitening with braces

The perfectly straight, white smile is desired around the world. The few people that have both straight and white teeth past adolescent years are considered extremely lucky, because it is indeed rare.  To have misaligned teeth is very common, perhaps because there are many reasons for  misalignment. Crooked teeth or poor jaw development can be […]

The History of Teeth Whitening

When did teeth whitening start? The first examples of orthodontic treatments started around 4,000 years ago with the Ancient Egyptians. Teeth whitening was one of the advanced treatments they practised.  Ancient Egyptians paved the way for many of the things we use today. With their intelligence they came up with a concoction of white vinegar […]

Professional study reveals dangers of whitening products

The British Dental Journal (BDJ) reveals study on dangers of teeth whitening products In April 2019, the BDJ’s study on the dangers of using over the counter teeth whitening products attracted a great deal of reaction in the dental world and the media.  Here are the BDJ’s findings:   The study found that sodium chlorite, […]

Tooth whitening treatment ended up with hospitalisation

Cosmopolitan writer Elizabeth Narins wrote on Facebook about whitening gone wrong. A woman wanted to celebrated having her braces removed by going for tooth whitening treatment. Unfortunately, she booked her treatment with a woman who is not a registered dental professional and had been recommended via friends of social media. The person giving the treatment […]

Just how dangerous is teeth whitening?

5 live presenter Adrian Goldberg investigated the dangers of teeth whitening being offered by beauty salons, despite prosecutions. During the course of 5 live’s investigation, undercover reporters were offered treatment by one therapist who had been fined thousands of pounds just months earlier.  The General Dental Council had already prosecuted 24 people during the year, […]

How many shades of white teeth are there?

Teeth whitening is the world’s magic solution for transforming your smile and boosting your self-esteem.  The internet is full of information on teeth whitening and can often confuse us when we are looking for advice for our individual needs. Most of us want the bright white Hollywood glow, but is that possible for everyone? Shades […]

Whitening treatment at salon leaves mum with painful burns

Mailonline health reporter Vanessa Chalmers disclosed the unfortunate and painful experience one mother suffered from teeth whitening when her gums were left ‘severely burned’ after treatment at a beauty salon in 2019. Here is a summary of Vanessa’s report: A young mother is looking at possibly having to endure a gum graft as a result […]

Why you should have your teeth professionally whitened

We’ve all seen the TV adverts, the magazine ads, where everyone’s smiling, with their perfect pearly-white teeth. For most of us, that sparkling white smile is something we don’t possess, but with Boutique professional teeth whitening it can be a reality. At Boutique Whitening, we offer the most advanced and patient-friendly whitening treatment, Boutique Whitening […]

Protecting the Longevity of Teeth Whitening

Professionally whitening your teeth is one of the best things you can do for your self-esteem and smile.  Worth the extra cost compared with the many options on the market, it is safe and has longer lasting results. However, it is important to protect your investment and there are ways that you can do this.  […]

How Age Discolours Your Teeth

A sparkling white smile can build confidence and make you proud to show your pearly whites wherever you are. Unfortunately, many people in older age experience yellow teeth, which can lead to lowered self-esteem and quality of life. Older people should also feel confident in their smiles, so it’s important to learn about age-related care. […]

Can anyone have their teeth whitened?

The answer is not as simple as a yes or a no. Before attempting to whiten one’s teeth, a thorough examination from your dentist should be carried out to see if whitening will work for you. For obvious reasons dentists will not professionally whiten the teeth of women who are breastfeeding. They will also not […]

Why you should always go to your dentist for teeth whitening

The most popular way of improving the appearance of your teeth is teeth whitening. It’s a highly effective way of transforming your smile. Whitening kits are easily accessible online, so why go to your dentist instead of doing it yourself?  The most common approach to teeth whitening involves the use of hydrogen peroxide, a type […]

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the colour less concentrated and your teeth brighter.  Boutique teeth whitening by day is a 6% hydrogen peroxide gel, containing potassium nitrate, which is proven desensitiser. Worn for […]

How important is a beautiful smile?

The psychology of smiling has been studied by many philosophers over the years. Adrian Furnham Ph.D wrote the book ‘The Surprising Psychology of Smiling’. He said ‘’Smiling, it is argued, is the outward manifestation of happiness and serves to begin to connect us to each other’’.  Charles Darwin was one of the first to study […]

If you’re thinking about over the counter whitening….

Thinking about over the counter whitening? Think again! There are so many over the counter products to choose from: strips, gels, pens and mouth lights. Researchers from a Manchester University in the UK tested five non-hydrogen peroxide whitening products – on extracted teeth – from various UK high street stores. They found that three out […]

Are you unhappy with your smile?

Looking for ways to transform  your smile couldn’t be easier these days, with a variety of options available to us from our dentists. We have reviewed ways for you to achieve that smile you’ve been dreaming of! Cosmetic Bonding is a pain free and cost effective procedure you should consider having to improve your smile. […]

Why are my teeth yellow?

Who doesn’t love a white smile? We all crave pearly white teeth, yet increasingly our confidence is shattered by our teeth turning yellow as we age. The science behind this very common problem is based upon a few factors.  Tooth colour is affected by the way teeth reflect, absorb light and scatter. As drinkers of […]

It’s worth knowing…

More than 80 people have been prosecuted for illegal teeth whitening in the last three years. Dental professionals have deep concerns that patients are choosing cut price whitening treatments in beauty salons and from people working out of their own homes. Teeth whitening can only be legally and safely carried out by a dentist. It’s […]

Home tooth whitening caused 3rd degree burns

Hattie Gladwell in Metro reported the case of a girl left with 3rd degree burns on her mouth.  She’d had a treatment session in the home of an unnamed woman after seeing that people had been treated by her for teeth whitening. The session lasted an hour, with the woman topping up the gel every […]

10 ways to maintain your pearly whites

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee your teeth will remain white after your tooth whitening is complete. You have to be mindful of the foods/drinks you consume and be on top of your oral hygiene to make the most of your treatment.  

Food to help keep your teeth white and clean

Professional teeth whitening gives you the best result for perfect white teeth, but as you can only do that every few years, here’s a list of foods you should eat to prolong the effects of your whitening treatment