Teeth Whitening

Maximising the appearance of your teeth


South Wales Ebbw Vale
We’re privileged that patients travel from around the South Wales Gwent area, including Merthyr, Cwmbran and Abergavenny.

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About Teeth Whitening

Over time teeth can become stained or discoloured as a result of our daily lifestyles. The best way to stay on top of this is with a regular dental programme, including scaling and polishing. However, teeth whitening is also an option for lightening the appearance of your teeth and giving you a sparkling smile.



Laura DaviesLaura Davies
11:23 24 Nov 22
Thank you to Clare the hygienist at Bethcar Dental practice for your amazing care today. Not only did Clare do an amazing job with my teeth (scrape and polish), she also provided excellent education and was genuinely interested in caring for my teeth and gum health. Clare was very warm and friendly but also extremely professional and put me at ease. The receptionists were also extremely welcoming. I would definitely recommend Bethcar Dental Practice
Andrew PittAndrew Pitt
15:49 23 Nov 22
Always had very good treatment at Bethcar Dental, as a team they have saved me from a gummy future.Claire the hygienist has done a great job of keeping my mouth, teeth and gums in tip top condition.I would highly recommend this practice, every member of the team welcome and treat you like you're a part of the family.Thank you.Keep up the good work.
R JenkinsR Jenkins
14:11 17 Nov 22
I would not hesitate in recommending Bethcar Dental Practice. The service my family and I have received has been outstanding. The ladies on reception are very helpful and friendly and go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Dr Laura Wedge and her assistant are very professional. They have provided excellent dental and aesthetic services. Laura’s calm and patient manner helped to calm my anxiety and gave me the confidence to ahead with procedures, and she always does a wonderful job. I was particularly impressed when I received a reply to a message sent on social media on a Sunday evening to arrange an emergency appointment for my daughter the following morning. Thank you Bethcar Dental!
Alan DaviesAlan Davies
15:25 18 Oct 22
I have been registered with this practice for a number of years and cannot praise them enough. The receptionists are always polite, helpful and informative and the staff are second to none. I have recently had some extensive work carried out by my Dentist (Laura Wedge) and I cannot fault my experience in any way. Both Laura and her dental nurse (Natalie) are highly competent at what they do and are also fun to be in the company of which actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure. I would highly recommend Bethcar Dental to anyone seeking a dentist as there are none better in my opinion
Amy De Havilland-hallAmy De Havilland-hall
20:13 11 Sep 22
We have just joined the practice after numerous let downs from our previous dentist. WOW! We were greeted by lovely,smiling receptionists and a friendly environment. When we saw our dentist (Laura Wedge),both her and the nurse were so kind to our children and letting them see everything and explaining it all. They were patient and made it all fun. My husband and I left feeling reassured we were receiving the best dental care and we both had a very clear understanding of what was what. I cannot recommend enough!

Treatment Benefits

Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an extremely popular treatment for improving the appearance of your teeth.


Benefits include:


Brighter smile

First and foremost, the benefit of teeth whitening is a brighter smile. Having whiter teeth lights the whole face, leading to a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Improved confidence

Improving the appearance of your teeth can have a positive impact on your confidence and self-esteem. An added bonus is that when you smile freely, this has positive effect on your mental health.

Why Choose Us

We Want What’s Best For You

If you feel that teeth whitening is something you would like to explore to improve the appearance of your teeth, we will always be happy to talk to you about the process and help you make a choice that’s best for you. There are some circumstances in which we would not recommend teeth whitening – for example, if you’re experiencing gum disease.


A few things you may like to know

Frequently Asked Questions

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a treatment where teeth are bleached to make them appear lighter. It won’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it will lighten the existing colour by several shades. Teeth whitening can be done in multiple ways. At Bethcar Dental we recommend a home whitening treatment, which works over a period of time and several uses. We recommend this because it’s more gentle on teeth and achieves better results than single in-clinic appointments.

What is teeth whitening for?

Teeth whitening is an aesthetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. We all feel better and more confident when our teeth look their best, and part of that is maintaining a clean, light, even colour tone. 

What's involved with getting your teeth whitened?

If you would like to embark on a teeth whitening treatment, we will discuss it with you at your dental appointment and talk you through the process. We recommend a home whitening treatment, for which we will create custom trays (a bit like a mouthguard), that fit your teeth. 


You will take these trays home, along with a dedicated tooth whitening gel. The gel goes into the trays before you apply them to your teeth for a set period of time each day after brushing as normal. 


The treatment is carried out at regular intervals over a couple of weeks for the whitening process to be complete. You should not eat or drink while the trays are in your mouth and it’s recommended that you avoid food and drink that stain your teeth (smoking, red wine, tea, coffee) for the duration of the treatment process.


What are the drawbacks of teeth whitening?

At Bethcar we work with you to make sure that the teeth whitening process is as safe and gentle for your teeth as possible. However, as it is a bleaching process there are some things to consider when opting for this treatment.

Some treatments can damage teeth

Some teeth whitening treatments are quite aggressive, and can result in tooth sensitivity and damage to tooth enamel and gums. That’s why it’s always important to work with a professional dentist to find the right solution for you. It’s also for this reason that we recommend our home teeth whitening treatment – it’s gentler on teeth and gums and achieves better results as well.

Teeth whitening is not permanent 

Teeth whitening can last anywhere from a few months to up to three years depending on the individual and your dental hygiene practices. Some people are more predisposed to staining and yellowing of the teeth than others, however, the results won’t last as long if you smoke or eat and drink substances known to stain teeth like red wine, tea and coffee.

It won’t affect the colour of fillings or crowns

Teeth whitening won’t affect the colour of dental prosthetics including dentures, crowns, fillings or veneers because of the materials they’re made of. If you have a question about the appearance of any of these, we would be happy to discuss it with you.

Results may vary 

Everyone’s teeth are different and no one’s natural teeth are pure white. Some people have naturally darker teeth than others. Teeth whitening doesn’t have a standardised result – it will not make your teeth completely white, but it will lighten your natural tooth colour by several shades.


Treatment Options

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