Everything You Need To Know About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is something that almost everyone can benefit from and is probably one of the most underrated solutions when it comes to dentistry in general. The key is that it is a relatively fast, pain free and inexpensive way of feeling better about yourself and probably represents one of the best bang for your buck solutions in dentistry. Read on to find out a little bit more about teeth whitening and what makes it such an effective solution.

How does it work?

There are a number of whitening solutions, however the most common is generally trays that fit over teeth with a whitening gel applied to them and left on for a certain period of time. There are over the counter solutions as well as options available from your dentist.

Over the counter solutions can be effective, but generally speaking a dentist will be able to achieve a much more professional result. Especially since they will take custom moulds of your mouth to make the whitening trays, and these will be more effective in distributing the whitening gel onto your teeth.


Of course the number one advantage of teeth whitening is that you have whiter teeth, but the more important aspect of this is that whiter teeth can really help to boost your confidence when it comes to everyday life. People are often very self conscious of the way that they look and in particular their teeth, as this is something that you notice very quickly when speaking to someone.

Another great advantage of having your teeth whitened is that it is quick and relatively painless, and can really provide some fantastic results. So there is no need to be fearful of the procedure itself as it is totally non-invasive.

Is it right for me?

Of course not all teeth are not the same and the effectiveness and suitability of teeth whitening will depend on each individual person. Therefore it is best to ask your dentist about your specific case and whether it will be suitable for you.

The good news though is that teeth whitening is generally quite effective for most people.


If conventional whitening methods do not appeal to you, there are a few alternatives. For example a hygienist is a good option for getting whiter and cleaner teeth, whilst also adding to the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. Hygienists work by manually cleaning your teeth to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.

About the dentist

Park Lane Orthodontics is a Reading orthodontics clinic that offers a full range of orthodontic treatments for children and adults.

65 Park Lane, Tilehurst,
Reading RG31 5DP

Call 0118 391 3661