Modern life is not kind to our teeth. Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke, red wine and a wide range of other food and drink all cause staining and discolouration, leaving us a long way short of a sparkling smile. Not only that, but teeth become naturally darker as we get older.
Add to this the constant pressure from films stars and magazine models flashing pearly white smiles and it’s easy to see why there has been such a strong growth in the teeth whitening industry in recent years, as people try to emulate that winning white smile.
A simple Google search throws up hundreds upon hundreds of clinics offering teeth whitening services, but how do you choose the right clinic for you? And how do you make sure you’re going to get good value for money and end up with teeth to really smile about?
This article on choosing a teeth whitening clinic is written by Jackie Griffiths, a freelance journalist who writes health, medical, biological, and pharmaceutical articles for national and international journals, newsletters and web sites.
Cost of teeth whitening in UK
Teeth whitening clinics range hugely in what prices they charge, starting from as little as £49.95 and going right through to many hundreds of pounds or more. To a certain extent you get what you pay for, and you will naturally get a lower quality service and less qualified technicians at the budget end of the scale. However you should check exactly what you’re getting for your money at each level, as the middle range clinics may well give you everything you need without having to pay more for unnecessary extras.
As a general rule, an independent teeth whitening clinic will be cheaper than having the same procedure done at your own private dentist, although this is not always the case, especially in places like London.