Jamie Gill – Genix Healthcare
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Why teeth whitening is best done by a dentist

In recent years teeth whitening has become one of the most popular procedures performed by dentists.

There are a number of reasons for this, but the main ones are safety, results and cost. In this blog we’ll discuss these factors in detail and why the teeth whitening process is best performed by a dentist.

Firstly, what is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching your teeth to make them whiter. It won’t make them brilliant white, but it can lighten their existing colour by several shades.

It’s a type of dentistry that should only be performed after consulting a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist.

Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if a dental professional is not present, and could jeopardise your oral health.

You can also buy DIY home teeth whitening kits, but these come with their own set of risks.

What happens when you whiten your teeth?

If you’re thinking about getting your teeth whitened, you’ll need to visit the dentist several times.

The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-fit bleaching tray and will instruct you on how to use it in conjunction with a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel.

Then, at home, you use your mouthguard to apply the gel for a set period of time over a few weeks.

Dentists can also provide laser whitening. After applying a whitening solution to your teeth, a light or laser is shone on them to activate the whitening. The laser whitening procedure takes about an hour.

Make sure you’re in the safe hands of a regulated dental professional

The safety of teeth whitening is often underestimated. There are a number of products on the market that contain high concentrations of bleaching agents that can damage your teeth and gums if used incorrectly.

Dentists have undergone extensive training to use these products safely and effectively, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands when you have your teeth whitened by a dentist.

If a dental professional isn’t doing the whitening, the mouthguard provided may not fit properly.

Some of the whitening gel may leak out onto your gums and into your mouth, causing blistering and tooth sensitivity.

Teeth whitening carried out in beauty salons by untrained staff or staff without dental qualifications puts your oral health at risk – and it’s also illegal.

Professional teeth whitening gives you better results, and healthy teeth

Results are another important factor to consider when choosing whether to have your teeth whitened at home or at a dental surgery.

Over-the-counter whitening products often contain lower concentrations of bleaching agent than those used by dentists, so they are not as effective. The same is true of whitening toothpastes.

Dentists can also tailor the professional whitening treatment to your individual needs, so you are more likely to achieve the results you want.

Affordable, professional treatment

Cost is another important consideration when choosing teeth whitening treatment.

Over-the-counter, at-home teeth whitening products can be cheaper than visiting a dentist, but they are often not as effective. Dentists can also offer payment plans to make the treatment more affordable.

Get a brighter smile with your dentist

In conclusion, teeth whitening is best performed by a dentist. Dentists are trained professionals who can offer safe and effective treatment that’s tailored to your individual needs. They can also provide payment plans to make the treatment cost-effective.

So if you are considering teeth whitening, be sure to visit your dentist first.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact Genix Healthcare.

The Genix Healthcare clinical team are teeth whitening specialists with a vast amount of experience. We’ll help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us to start your journey to whiter teeth.

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Smile at work. Join the Genix team!

Life’s too short to work somewhere ordinary …so why not choose somewhere EXTRAordinary?
Genix Healthcare are expanding and looking to boost our nationwide team of dental specialists.

It takes a wide range of people to deliver the exceptional dental care that we’re known for, and we’re currently recruiting for the following roles nationwide:

  •  Associate Dentist
  •  Locum Dentist
  •  PLVE
  •  Dental Nurse
  •  Apprentice Dental Nurse</li

You’ll be joining an ambitious national dental group that offers you a financially secure and stable environment in which to progress your career.
Whether you join Genix as a Dentist, Dental Nurse, Practice Manager or in a support or apprentice role, our aim is to help you grow the career that’s right for you.We invest in your development – and you get the benefits of working for a large organisation with the feel of a family-run company that’s been built around world-class patient care.

We invest in our practice environments to ensure they’re great places to work, and you can choose from opportunities in these locations:

  •  Alnwick
  •  Blackpool
  •  Cirencester
  •  East Park (Leeds)
  •  Garforth
  •  Gloucester
  •  Huddersfield
  •  Hull
  •  Market Weighton
  •  Marske-by-the-Sea
  •  Middlesbrough
  •  Morecambe
  •  Stoke
  •  Tickhill
  •  Whitley Bay

What makes us different?

We’re a family-run dental corporate that was originally founded in response to the severe shortage of NHS dentists. Our aim was, and still is, to make dental care accessible and affordable to everyone.

Our team reflects that mission – and with continued investment in technology and people, Genix Healthcare ensure that we always put patients first.

With 15 clinics nationwide, Genix Healthcare engages with communities and makes an active difference to the dental profession.

What can we offer you?

We want Genix to be the first choice for dental professionals who want to build a lasting career with us.
You’ll be joining a team of more than 125 people working in practices across the country. Your future colleagues are highly trained, motivated specialists and clinical leaders with vast amounts of experience in the dental industry.

You’ll get all the support you need to provide outstanding care to patients and develop the career you want, at the pace you want.
We’re proud of the support we offer to clinicians to help them build careers that are right for them – whether that’s in the NHS, in private dentistry, or a mix of both.

Stability, security, progression and development

You get the stability and security of a dental corporate along with the excitement of clinical and career progression you get with a forward-thinking organisation.
And when it comes to your personal development, we’ll provide unwavering support when it comes to training and educational opportunities, giving you access to the latest digital technologies, career pathway development and training.

We can offer an extremely competitive package, and you’ll be working with a happy, friendly and supportive team.
Genix’s contemporary practices offer some of the best facilities in the dental industry. All of our clinics are fully digitised and equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology as well as advanced digital radiography systems.

Overseas support

If you’re joining us from overseas, you’ll have a choice of rural or city-based practices spread across the country to suit your lifestyle, plus relocation assistance for you and your family, support with your PLVE application, experienced mentors and a strong clinical support network.

Whichever Genix practice you’re working in – and in whichever role – you benefit from our dedicated central support centre, staffed with specialists and administrators and a well-structured clinical leadership panel.
Put simply, you’ll have everything you need to take your career to the next level.

From the environment in which you work to a host of additional benefits designed to make your life easier, we invest in you, so you can do your best for our patients.
In uncertain times, choose a career with stability and support.
Choose Genix.

Connect with us

Interested in knowing more about opportunities at Genix Healthcare? Call +44 (0)845 838 1122, email info@genixhealthcare.com or visit our careers page to discover the latest available roles.