What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance. Whiter teeth can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Drinking coffee, tea, cola or red wine, and smoking eventually takes a toll on teeth. The results are dull, yellow coloured teeth. Antibiotics can also cause darker grey-coloured stains.

Most teeth will benefit from teeth whitening, which is a proven safe and effective way to brighten stained or discoloured teeth.

There are a variety of methods for restoring a bright white smile including porcelain veneers, composite veneers, dental implants and whitening (also known as bleaching).

However, of all the advances made in dentistry to enhance the appearance of the teeth, whitening is the easiest and least invasive, and is effective in most cases. The procedure is safe, simple, and more affordable than ever. Because of these reasons, whitening has become very popular.

It really is quite amazing seeing the effect on people’s smiles when they are lightened even just a few shades; the entire smile becomes larger and brighter. Donal, Sean or Claire can show you a shade guide prior to the treatment so you will know exactly how many shades your teeth have been brightened.

Like any other treatment we have a wide range of before and after images which we’d be delighted to share with you if you are considering whitening.

The relaxing, re-assuring voice of Jo, and the occasional hand on the shoulder also helped control the panic that may have been present.   – Mr D

- Relaxing and re-assuring

Thank you for dispelling some long held myths and be assured that the next appointment, will be made with a higher degree of confidence and with a lot less trepidation.    -Steve

- Thank You

I have been very impressed by the service given by the practice. Sean took great care to contact the cardiology team at Treliske for advice when I had to have a tooth removed following heart valve replacement. He goes to great pains to explain the options available and to give one time to make decisions.


I have fairly complex dental requirements and so it is absolutely vital that I trust my dentist and that he does what it says on the tin. Donal is fab, an excellent dentist and highly skilled craftsman. I will love him forever for the time he jiggled appointments around and stayed late in order to fix my broken tooth.  All the dental assistants are gems, always have ready smiles and a hand to squeeze if needed.

- Helen

Best dentist I have ever had.

- Brian