Teeth Whitening | Cosmetic Dentists in Stonehouse & Stroud

Examples of Our Work

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AFTER

*This is a genuine case, carried out on one of our dental nurses

  • Whitening works
  • It is safe and simple to use
  • There are minimal side effects (occasional short term sensitivity)
  • The effect it gives is not temporary

There are still many products available online advertised as ‘non-peroxide’ whitening gels containing sodium perborate. These products are extremely dangerous. Sodium perborate and Perboric acid have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) and have been banned in cosmetic products by EU legislation and no exception to the ban has been granted.

Look after your health whilst improving your smile, contact us to provide excellent results safely.

We use a high quality product which is as powerful as is allowed under recent European Law. For many years there has been some controversy over the whitening of teeth and who can carry it out, this has now changed with the introduction of regulations based on solid clinical evidence as to the safety and efficacy of whitening treatments.

Whitening must be done by a dental professional and only after an assessment of your mouth and teeth has been carried out. A great result is possible for everyone but there are some circumstances where other treatment may be necessary as it is only safe to treat healthy teeth and also the whitening products will not change the colour of crowns or fillings so if you have some in your front teeth this needs to be taken into consideration.

In October 2012, an EU Council Directive came into force in the UK. For the safety of patients it enshrines in law who can use what strength of product when carrying out tooth whitening. The Regulations say that:

Important Information

  1. It is illegal for anyone other than a dental professional to use products containing more than 0.1% hydrogen peroxide
  2. Products containing or releasing up to 6% hydrogen peroxide can be used, as long as:
    • Products of this strength are commercially sold only to dental practitioners.
    • A dentist has first examined the patient to make sure there are no risks or any other concern about their oral condition.
    • The patient is over 18 years old.
    • For each cycle of use, first use is by a dental practitioner or, under their direct supervision, by a dental hygienist or dental therapist.


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