Take-Home Versus In-Chair Teeth Whitening


You’ve finally made the decision to freshen up your smile. You want that bright white look for sure but now you need to make one more important decision – take-home whitening or in-chair whitening? There are benefits to both options and even some types of whitening that involve a combination of the two. Below we’ll delve into the facts you need to know to make the right decision for you.

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Take-Home Versus In-Chair Whitening

The world of whitening can be a daunting journey. Not because of the treatment ahead, that’s pretty straightforward, but due to the vast amounts of information out there. It can be difficult to wade through the fluff and find what’s important to you. That’s what we’re here to do!


Teeth whitening can be a super effective and relative cost efficient way to hugely improve the appearance of your smile. It’s been recorded that your smile is the first thing a person notices and so getting the most out of your smile will give you a huge advantage when trying to make the best first impression.


Benefits of take-home whitening

Take-home whitening options can often be cheaper and much more accessible. They can also be extremely convenient for those looking to maintain their whitening on the go.


Convenience of a home whitening system

Many whitening enthusiasts will know that the best way to keep your bright white smile maintained is to top up with a home whitening gel every so often. This is often recommended following whichever option you go for originally. However, there is also the case of convenience. When you choose to opt for the take-home treatment you are able to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. This means that you won’t need to travel to the dental surgery after your initial consultation and moulds are taken.


Cost Effective

Take-home treatment is generally a cheaper treatment than in-chair laser whitening. This is largely due to the treatment needing less time spent in the surgery. The results, however, are still brilliant.


Benefits of In-Chair Laser Whitening

Taking the in-chair laser tooth whitening puts you in the hands of our superbly trained experts who will ensure your teeth look fantastic at the end of your journey.


See Results Faster

With in-chair whitening you can see results after just one appointment. You’ll then be given special activators that will further whiten your teeth in the coming days.


Reach Your Saturation Point

Every set of teeth has a highest level of whiteness that can be achieved. With our in practice Enlighten teeth whitening product you’ll be guaranteed to reach that point. Period.


Why Choose a Dental Professional for Your Teeth Whitening?

With more than 8 million Brits having admitted to choosing whitening treatments from illegal sources last year, it is clearly a very common occurrence. Some of the reviews of these treatments are truly horrific. Deep blisters, infected gums and lips so swollen they are stuck together are just some of the risks that you are taking when using these illegal products.


When you go to a dental professional for teeth whitening many precautions are taken before even offering you the treatments. You are given a thorough examination to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and in the right shape to take the treatment. The whitening solution itself is sourced reliably from safe labs.


When you go through illegal salons they often use a substandard whitening gel. They will be careless in checking for the health of your teeth. They are not regulated and so have no need to do these things. We strongly advise that you do not use these services.


Get Your Teeth Whiter With the World’s Best Performing Teeth Whitening Treatment


Teeth whitening has evolved into the go to treatment for anyone wanting to look their best. There are so many options out there now that can ‘sort of’ do the job but this just doesn’t cut it for those wanting those pearly whites to look as fantastic as possible. Then Enlighten came along. Enlighten is now the world’s best performing teeth whitening treatment – and Bamboo Dental are now an accredited provider!

What Makes Enlighten the Best Performing Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Enlighten teeth whitened offers guaranteed results:


Enlighten teeth whitening has become widely accepted as the most effective whitening system in the world. Particularly in the level of whiteness that it can make you teeth.


In fact, it’s the only system that guarantees a Vita shade B1 for every person. And it has 98% success rate. Now that’s a guarantee to show off!


Cool as ice:

There are some whitening gels that are at a neutral pH when they are fabricated, however at the time of use they are no longer neutral pH. Thats not the case with Enlighten – their gels are still neutral pH at use. This means that you get guaranteed long-lasting results. And it does all of this with very low sensitivity.

Enlighten gels are made in small batches and refrigerated continuously as well as being packed with ice during transition. This is the extra mile that puts Enlighten teeth whitening above all other systems.


Sensitive teeth? No matter.

If you are looking for long-lasting whitening with low sensitivity then you’ve found the right system. The issue with many teeth whitening products is that you need to wear the trays for longer to reach the saturation point of your teeth and the brightest shade of white that you are able to gain. However, the more you wear the trays the more and more sensitive your teeth will come.

With Enlighten you don’t have this issue. It is able to offer fantastic results with little sensitivity.


But, I love coffee too much!

We completely understand. There are foods and drinks which are very hard to avoid and can be a big trade off. Do you really want to have a hiatus on coffee and tea to preserve your white teeth? Some may be able to do this with ease where as others will turn their head at the idea. With Enlighten you don’t even need to make the choice. yes, you heard right. You are able to munch and drink your usual diet and still achieve exceptional results.


You’re in safe hands.

Enlighten whitening treatment works straight through the enamel and does not harm the tooth surface. This is key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and is something often ignored by cheaper types of gels.


So there you have it. The reasons why Enlighten is the world’s best performing teeth whitening system and why Bamboo Dental have decided to stock up. We only want the best for our patients and here it is.


Ask us about Enlighten here.


Bamboo Dental Teams Up With Tenovus For Health Check Day


Our wonderful team is the heart and soul of our dental practice. That’s why we invited one of our supported charities, Tenovus, into the practice for a staff health check day. The aim of the day was to work with Tenovus to spread awareness of the causes and preventative measures we can take against cancer.

Bamboo Dental Teams Up With Tenovus For Health Check Day

Late last month Bamboo Dental and Tenovus linked arms in a staff health check and awareness day. The day was split into two halves. The first involved a series of lifestyle questions that created a profile of the current health situation of each person as well as looking into potential risks of developing cancer in the future. The profile was built around numerous questions involving diet and family history. The questions based around diet were crafted to get an idea of the types of foods we ate and the amount and frequency of alcohol we drank. We were also quizzed about family history to check for anything of higher risk. After this, sun exposure was explored as well as each of our exercise regimes. 


Once this was completed, each staff member had some time to spend one on one with a Tenovus cancer expert. They confidentially offered advice on how we can adjust our current lifestyle to minimise the risks of developing cancer. The day was very informative and if you would like to seek any advice about cancer care or prevention you can check out Tenovus here.


Hello Suncream…

Some key take-home points involved using sun-cream very regularly and looking out for not only the protection factor but also the gold star rating on the bottle. Other key points were to limit alcohol, avoid smoking, to get regular check ups for anything that is in the family and to exercise often. Of course, these are just a few of the pointers that we were given. For more information please check out the experts, Tenovus.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tenovus is is a charity that we work with regularly. Not only for the great work that they do in helping those affected by cancer but due to their impact on the local Wales area too. Next month is breast cancer awareness month and we’ll be showing our support by attending the Tenovus Ladies Lunch on the 19th of October.


Bamboo Dental Helps Local Children Learn About Good Dental Health


Late last month, Bamboo held a special event with the aim of spreading awareness of great oral hygiene to local children. It has become common knowledge that statistically, the number of children with dental issues has an increasing trend year on year. Due to this, we feel that it’s the duty of dental practices everywhere to help educate our youngest generations about how they can best look after their oral health.


Super Dentist’s Tackle Dental Health Concerns in Cardiff!

On this day, Bamboo’s dentists woke up with a sparkle in their eyes for they were to become the super heroes that could inspire our youngest generations. What a transformation it was, Dr Dan and Dr Oli had become Mr Incredible and Batman. The only difference was that instead of batmerangs and super strength, they were armed with dental mirrors and excavators! This inspiring theme was carefully selected to bring excitement to the children. We wanted to create a new perception of the dental surgery for the local children who were due to visit. A place where they would feel compelled to learn. We felt that super hero dentists would be certain to light that spark.

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As the day progressed each of the children was given a free check-up to see how theyre current dental hygiene shaped up. At the same time we were able to give the kids advice and information as well as answering any questions they had about all things teeth. The familiar faces delivering the check ups made the kids much more relaxed and happy to go ahead with their check ups. Some were even happy to pose for a photo in the dental chair!


In the meantime, other children were entertained by our friendly dental nurses with face painting, dental goody bags and a fun environment for all. This was all carefully designed to make the dental practice a fun environment for the kids to be in. After all, the dental practice should be a positive place for a person to visit.


An Incredible Success for All Involved

The whole day proved very popular amongst children and parents alike – many citing that they couldn’t believe how relaxed their little ones were to be at the dentist. The fun atmosphere and inspiring theme is something that we’ll certainly take forwards in future events aimed at helping children expand their knowledge on dental health.


Is Your Cosmetic Practitioner Fully Trained?


Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections disasters have hit the news again recently. An article by The Times discussed the consequences of budget botox parties on the NHS. According to many leading plastic surgeons, there is a growing bill resulting from botched up cosmetic procedures performed by poorly trained and ‘unqualified practitioners‘ on the high street and at so called ‘Prosecco parties‘.

Are You Facing the Risk of a Dermal Filler Disaster?

Many young women are seeking cheaper alternatives to emulate the images of the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. Far too often this ends up with a visit to the emergency clinic and a desperate plea for help. It is possible to get treatments such as dermal fillers and botox injections for budget prices but that is because the practitioner treating you will have little to no training.


Our Practice Principle, Dr Dan Rogers shared his opinion on the matter,

The developing cultural trend for the use of dermal fillers is moving fast. Unfortunately its total lack of regulation is putting patients lives at risk. It is impossible to get a sound understanding of the medical techniques and knowledge base to safely administer dermal fillers or ‘anti-wrinkle injections’ simply by attending a weekend course.’


He continued with an overall piece of advice,

My advice to anyone wanting dermal fillers would be to not shop around looking for a cheap deal but to seek a reputable medical professional with formal medical training.


What are the Risks of Going Cheap?

So where can this lead to issues? Some people in the past have lost their sight due to fillers incorrectly being injected at the site of vital nerves by the eye. Others have found that their skin has turned a strange shade of blue as well as developing into a swollen and disfigured appearance. These are just a few of the risks you may be facing by going down the low-cost route.


How regulated is the industry for fillers?

To get an idea of how regulated the industry really is, in the United States, there are only six types of dermal filler which are approved for use by professionals. To add to the protective measures, these all are available on prescription only. Now take a step over to Great Britain. Here you’ll find that there are over 100 different types of dermal fillers approved and readily available. Not only this but they can all be injected without a prescription by anyone, in any location and with no training.


As a result of this it is probably not surprising to hear that there is so much danger in the industry. The general public expect that somebody offering these types of treatments would have been required by law to have the relevant training. That’s a key reason why so many people go through with treatment and end up with disastrous results.


The Role of Social Media

A second article was recently released by the BBC in which a study by Nuffield Council revealed that there are apps and games based around cosmetic surgery that are aimed at children as young as 9 years old. It is concerning to us that children so young are being targeted in an industry that is unregulated and as a clinic with full trained professionals, we feel the need to speak out.


As a respected clinic in Cardiff, we feel a duty to help our readers understand the risks involved with sourcing cheap treatments like this. We advise that before opting for any treatment you seek out all the information you can about your prospective practitioner. If they are not credible then we advise you to find a practitioner that is trained to give you the safest care and treatment possible.


The Different Types of Orthodontics in Cardiff


Orthodontics in Cardiff

With the increasing advancement of technology in the dental and orthodontic industry, making a choice on which type of treatment to go ahead with can be challenging as there seem to be benefits to every type of orthodontic treatment.

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Adult braces are becoming an increasingly popular treatment in the dental industry, with Bamboo Dental being at the forefront of the changing trend. The good thing about the advancement of orthodontics in Cardiff is the traditional ‘train-track’ brace that was typical in the past are now not the main type of orthodontics in Cardiff due to more discreet styles of orthodontics.

At Bamboo Dental, our adult braces have been developed to be more convenient, such as ‘invisible’ braces that are hard to notice or removable braces that can straighten teeth in just a few months. Below I will go into detail about the different range of orthodontics in Cardiff, offered by Bamboo Dental.

Six Month Smiles

Bamboo Dental are the leading provider of the Six Month Smile teeth straightening procedure in Wales, and the head dentist, Dr. Dan, is the leading provider of the Six Month Smiles treatment in the country and has been awarded for his orthodontics in Cardiff.

The Six Month Smile treatment is geared towards patients who have a correct bite but would like to improve the appearance of their smile. The technology uses clear wires and brackets to straighten teeth discreetly in a very short period of time compared to conventional metal braces where the treatment time can take upwards of two years. Contrary to popular belief, the Six Month Smile procedure uses low force to move teeth gently – many people think that because the treatment only takes six months, the braces get ‘tightened’ more often, but that is not true.

The Six Month Smile treatment puts emphasis on the aesthetics of the teeth, rather than the position of the bite, allowing for a quicker treatment time.


The Invisalign system uses a series of removable teeth aligners that are changed every two weeks until you have achieved your ideal smile. Invisalign works by using state of the art 3D technology to present you with how your teeth will look at the end of your journey, and as you are given a new set of clear aligners every two weeks,  your teeth will gradually adjust so your teeth move closer to the desired position.

Depending on how much your teeth need to be adjusted, the treatment time varies, however, the average treatment time is 12 months. The treatment time also depends on how disciplined you are in wearing the aligners – it is recommended that the patient wears the aligners for at least 22 hours a day, only taking them out during meal times and exceptional circumstances.

After you get your impressions taken by Dr. Dan, your custom made aligners will be installed for you every two weeks, gradually moving your teeth towards the final position.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that is a hybrid between a clear aligner and a traditional metal brace, that aligns the front teeth quickly and safely. It is ideal for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth and is very fast compared to other systems, with treatment times taking between 6-16 weeks on average, depending on the severity of adjustment needed.

The Inman aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position, click here to find out more how the Inman aligner works. The technology uses the force over a large range of movement, which is why the treatment time is just 6-16 weeks.

The Inman Aligner is not invisible, but it has many advantages over both the clear aligners and the traditional braces. Firstly, the Inman aligner doesn’t disrupt your eating and oral hygiene as the appliance is removable. Also, the treatment uses one appliance that is adjusted, so there is no need to change the aligner every few weeks, meaning the cost for the Inman Aligner is reduced.


Smilelign clear aligners are a popular method of aligning crooked teeth because the aligners are virtually invisible and removable, allowing the user to remove the aligners during mealtimes and special occasions. The Smilelign aligners are hard to notice because they are individually hand made to be as thin as possible, something that adults value highly when it comes to getting their teeth straightened.

The treatment works by giving the patient a new set of Smilelign aligners every two to four weeks, making incremental changes in the teeth until your teeth have moved to your desired position. Treatment time takes between 6-24 months, given that you wear the aligner for 22 hours a day, only removing them during mealtimes and special occasions.

When you first come in to get Smilelign aligners, Dr. Dan will take impressions of your teeth using a putty type material, which is sent to the Smilelign laboratory where the first aligners will be made using precise technology, and send back to Bamboo Dental for them to be fitted.

Every two to four weeks you will be sent a new set of aligners that move you towards your ideal smile. After you are happy with your new smile, you will be given retainers to wear so that your teeth stay in position permanently.


Come in for a Free Consultation

After reading about the variety of different types of orthodontics in Cardiff, you may have some more questions about what treatment would be suitable for you. By calling us on 02920005994, you can speak to our staff and learn more about the variety of orthodontics in Cardiff offered by Bamboo Dental. If you’ve decided that you want to go ahead with treatment, why not come in for a free consultation where we can assess your situation and guide you on the most suitable type of treatment for you.


Bamboo Dental | Your Number One Private Dentist in Cardiff


Our private dentist in Cardiff is here to help you keep your teeth looking their best. Whether you are in need of a routine check up or are on the search for a cosmetic make over we know that we can be of value to you. But what makes Bamboo different to all of the other surrounding dentists?

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Your Number One Private Dentist in Cardiff

Over the past 5 years, Bamboo Dental has become one of the most reputable dentists in Cardiff. We truly value our patients and we harvest a warm fuzzy feeling inside when we read about all of the positive experiences our patients have had with us. You can check out some of our reviews on Trustpilot, Google and Facebook.


Five Times Award Winning

We’ve proud to be able to say that we’ve been awarded in five different areas over the pat few years. These awards span from best overall practice to best team and our head dentist Dr Dan earned the title of ‘best young dentist’. We pride ourselves on the work that we do not only in the dental chair but also the patient care that is offered throughout our practice. We believe that this is the key as to why our patients feel comfortable and relaxed when visiting our private dentist in Cardiff.


Experienced Professionals

Our practice is built around the experience of our dentists. They work day in day out to perfect their craft. Dr Dan has catapulted to the number one provider of Six Month Smiles treatment in Wales. This has been achieved through his hard work and dedication to the high quality of treatment he has provided to his patients. We have dentists who are experienced in all types of treatments ranging from dental implants, teeth straightening and cosmetic veneers all the way to general dentistry such as crowns and fillings.


Joining Bamboo Dental Care

After much demand, we decided to open up our books with an affordable private care service. This service, coined the Bamboo Total care Plan, offers an extensive range of treatments that will cover you whatever the needs of your teeth.


What’s included:

  • All dental health examinations are included.
  • Hygiene appointments and scale and polish services.
  • Any x-rays necessary.
  • Any fillings treatments.
  • All extractions.
  • Crown and bridge work.
  • Treatment for root canal issues.


We also offer some added extras:

  • 10% off any treatment not included in the plan.
  • 10% discount on cosmetic and general aesthetics treatments.
  • Extensive expert advise on diet and oral hygiene.
  • A special membership card with a 24 hour emergency dental helpline for use at home or abroad.
  • Worldwide supplementary dental injury and emergency insurance.


If you would like to find out more about the plans we have on offer you can do so right here on our Bamboo Care page.


What to Expect When Visiting our Private Dentist in Cardiff

Upon arrival at our location (28 Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 5BS), you will be greeted by our brand new dental practice. You’ll also have the facility to use our on-site parking with specially reserved spaces just for you.


As you enter the practice you’ll be met by the happy energy of our friendly reception staff. They will make sure that you are all signed in and ready for your appointment with the dentist! After this it will depend what you are visiting us for. In most cases your next step will be to pop in for a consultation with one of Bamboo’s experienced dentists. This is your chance to make the most of their expertise and find out any information that has been on your mind.


After this you will be informed enough to decide on the path that you want to take with your potential treatment!


Yes, We Are Open 7 Days a Week

When patients realise that we are open 7 days a week they often have to ask again. After years of desperately shuffling around time off work to fit in their appointments they finally find a dentist that works around them. We believe that this is how it should be. That’s why we make our opening hours as accessible as humanly possible. This means, weekend and late evening appointments are available just for you.


So there’s no need to worry if you cant get time off work to visit your dentist for your 6 monthly check up. Just give Bamboo a call and we will fit in around you. This is how we believe it should be done and thats why we are happy to extend our opening hours just for you, our valued patients!


Competitive Prices

As well as making our opening times as accessible as possible we also aim to make our prices accessible to all too. Everyone deserves the chance to have that smile they’ve always wanted and too many dentists charge an amount that is not congruent with that. Our prices are not only very competitive but we also include finance packages to suit everyones needs. Some of these packages are completely interest free and allow you to pay off your treatment cost on a monthly basis for up to 24 months. This can allow you to have a smile makeover for a similar price that you would pay for your mobile phone contract each month.


How Can You Get in Touch?

If you are interested in any of the services that our private dentist in Cardiff has to offer then we have a variety of ways that you can get in touch. Our friendly reception team are always at the other end of the telephone ready to help you wherever possible. if you wish to contact them then you can do so by calling:



Alternatively we have a dedicated team ready to answer your questions through our special email form. You can find that here on the contact page.


What is the Best Way to Get White Teeth?


Have you been wondering, what’s the best way to get white teeth? As a cosmetic dentist we bring out the whiteness in many sets of teeth. We do this every day and so we may just have all the right answers for you. Depending on the level of staining your teeth currently have a different approach to whitening your teeth may be necessary. Regardless, there are the ‘best ways’ and the ‘worst ways’ that can be used to help you get white teeth.

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What is the Best Way to Get White Teeth?

Many people have tried to solve the problem of how to get whiter teeth yet some have been more successful than others. Don’t be fooled by the cheap alternatives that you may find in the dark edges of the internet. These will only disappoint you. Let’s go through some of the best and worst methods you can use to whiten your teeth.


Ways to Get White Teeth

I think it’s time we delve in to some of the ways in which you can embark on your journey to whiter teeth. Many people stumble through various methods on their journey and waste a lot of time before they find out what really works. We’ll help you avoid all of the turmoil and get straight to the golden nuggets of the teeth whitening world.


1. Professional laser teeth whitening

Professional laser teeth whitening is one of the quickest ways to get white teeth. In fact, you can expect the colour of your teeth to become up to 8 shades whiter after just 1 hour of treatment. Brilliant! The process is simple enough too. You first come in for a consultation with our head dentist. He will give you a check up to make sure that your teeth are dentally fit for the teeth whitening procedure. There will be instances where you need to have some work done such as a filling before it is safe to administer teeth whitening solution to your teeth.

After your consultation and the thumbs up that you’re dentally fit you’ll be ready to start your treatment. During the treatment you will sit in the dental chair and have a special solution painted onto your teeth whilst your cheeks are retracted. You’ll then have a special laser shone close to the teeth to activate the solution into a working state. You will go through this process in 4 x 15 minute sessions and the result is a beautiful bright white smile to be proud of!

On top of all of this you’ll also get some take home whitening trays given to you with a home maintenance kit. Your teeth will be white and white they shall stay!


2. Teeth whitening toothpaste

This is one of those things that could leave you very disappointed. You’ll often find the world promised with teeth whitening toothpastes. Incredible before and afters can glaze over the truth and when you try out the toothpaste for yourself you see very little improvement. In reality the concentration of whitening solution by law has to be very low which means that the toothpaste will only have a little effect on surface stains.


3. Whitening strips

Whitening strips are quite simply little strips containing whitening solution that you overlay on to your teeth. You’ll need to leave these for some time and then remove them. These strips work much better than teeth whitening toothpaste. However it can be difficult to get the strips to cover the entire tooth which often leaves gaps and different shades of white on your teeth. Also, along with teeth whitening toothpaste, the strips do not contain a very concentrated amount of whitening solution and so there is a limit to how white your teeth can get.


4. Take home whitening trays

These are the best of the best. If you want your teeth to be as white as they can be then this is really your best option. These trays are not only simple but reliable and can be reused in the future at the cost of just some extra whitening solution.


What’s the process?

You would pop in to the dental practice in Cardiff where you would have a set of trays made for your teeth. Then, from the comfort of your own home, use the supplied syringes to apply a small amount of whitening solution into each tooth section on the tray. You can then wear these trays for 1-2 hour periods over 2 weeks to whiten your teeth up to the point where you are happy. Simple!


How to KEEP your teeth white!

Once you’ve managed to get your teeth to a sparkling shade of white you’ll certainly want to keep them like that. Here are some pointers to get you on the track to maintaining your new white teeth.



There are certain foods that are important to dodge when aiming to keep your teeth as white as possible. Citrus fruits, soda, coffee, sweets, tea and red wine to name but a few. On the other hand, foods such as strawberries and cheese are both good for keeping your teeth white. For a more in depth look at these foods check out this article.



Habitually living a healthy lifestyle is essential in order to keep your teeth in good nick. Smoking is a no no and keeping a regular habit of brushing and flossing your teeth must be a daily task. In fact if you don’t floss then you miss cleaning approximately 35% of your tooth’s surfaces. It is also very important to make a habit of visiting your dentist for checkups at least every six months. This can help you to prevent detrimental issues arising in the future.


How Does a Teeth Whitening Kit Work?


Teeth whitening kits are a staple in the home of anyone aiming to look after their appearance. They are simple to use. They are cost effective. And most importantly, they can be extremely good at whitening your teeth!

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How Does a Teeth Whitening Kit Work?

Well, there are several types of teeth whitening kit that you can try out. Some work better than others. And each can have its own method of working.


Take Home Whitening Trays Give Amazing Results

Take home whitening kits are, in our opinion, the most effective way of whitening your teeth. The process is simple too. You first need to have a set of trays created. These trays are clear moulds of your teeth that sit snugly against both the upper and lower arch. In order to have these made you’ll pop in to our dentist in Cardiff where we will take a mould of your teeth. These are then carefully crafted to create a perfect tray for your teeth.


So you have the trays, what next?

When coming in to collect your trays you’ll also be given a series of whitening solution and syringes as well as some simple instructions on what to do next.

Once at home you’ll need to open one of the syringes by twisting the nozzle at the end. You will then squeeze just a drop of solution into each of the sections of the tray. At this point you are ready to begin your whitening. You slot the trays into your mouth, wipe away any excess solution that may have oozed out, and then you just need to wait. Whilst waiting you can go about your everyday business. Apart from eating, drinking or doing anything like smoking of course.


After 1.5 hours…

Once your trays have been in for around 1.5 hours you are ready to take them out. Now you can give them a rinse and a clean under the tap and place them back in the box until tomorrow. It is advised not to brush your teeth just yet but instead rinse out your mouth with water.

You can then repeat this process daily for up to 2 weeks. However, you’ll probably reach your targeted stage of whiteness before those 2 weeks are up in which case you can stop whitening them and save your remainder solution for when you want to top up.


What Results Can You Expect From this Teeth Whitening Kit?

The brightest of white smiles can be achieved using our take home teeth whitening kit. In fact, we can guarantee that you’ll reach what is known as ‘saturation point’. Saturation point is basically when your teeth have become the whitest they can possibly become. This will vary with different sets of teeth but we can assure that you’ll reach that point at least. Some people prefer not to reach such a level of whiteness and that is entirely fine too. It just means that you’ll need to decide at what point to stop the whitening process between treatment 1 and treatment 14.


If you’d like to book a consultation to find out more about teeth whitening kits in Cardiff then you can do so by clicking here.


What are the Alternatives to Teeth Whitening Kits?

There are a few alternatives you can go for. However, the thing to note is that most other options cannot penetrate deep into the tooth to remove stains fully. Instead they will only be useful for surface stains. This is great for those who have teeth that are only slightly discoloured on the surfaces. However, in other instances you may be disappointed with the obtained results. Some of those alternatives include, whitening strips and charcoal toothpaste. Although those methods are not so great, there is one other brilliant method to whiten teeth…


Laser Teeth Whitening

Not nearly as scary as it sounds. You get to do this one comfortably sat in the dental chair. With our Philips Zoom laser teeth whitening, your teeth will be treated for 4 x 15 minute sessions to bring your teeth up to 8 shades whiter. One of the great advantages of this technique is the speed in which your teeth can be whitened. After the treatment you’ll also be given a set of whitening trays and some solution so you can maintain your bright white smile in the future!


In Conclusion…

If you really want to achieve a sparkling white smile then your best bet is to go for an in house treatment as this will help you reach saturation point. On the other hand, those less efficient treatments such as charcoal toothpaste and whitening strips will really only touch the surface which may lead to you being disappointed.


If you are thinking about whitening your teeth then it is very important that you first make sure you are dentally fit. Even if all you need is a filling then this can still be dangerous for you to have a whitening procedure before having the filling. This is because the whitening solution will be able to get inside the tooth. You’ll first need to visit the cosmetic dentist for a consultation where he can check out your teeth to be sure that it is safe for you to proceed with the treatment.


How can you get in touch?

Are you keen to get your teeth on the road to whiteness? Then your first step is to get in touch with our five times award winning dentist Dr Dan about your teeth whitening kit. To do this simply give us a quick call on 029 2056 9769. Alternatively you can reach us through our dedicated contact form right here.


A Private Dentist in Cardiff that Looks Out For You


Growing up many see the Dentist as a foe, an enemy that needs to be avoided. Our private dentist in Cardiff wants to quash those beliefs. We are here as a friend. We are here as an ally to help look after your health and to make you feel safe and comfortable whilst visiting us.

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A Private Dentist in Cardiff that Looks Out For You

We have built our private dentist in Cardiff around you. We aim to give you the most comfortable and peaceful experience possible at the dentist. Our first step was to create an environment that is suitable to those aims. Our brand new surgery is kitted out with brand new equipment giving you the peace of mind that you will be given the best service possible.


This coupled with the award winning team at Bamboo will make you feel assured that you’re in the right place. When you’re at Bamboo, you know that you’re in safe hands.


A Time to Suit You

We understand that it can be difficult for those working in the week to get time off to visit the dentist. Sadly, most dentists operate under the same hours as other 9-5 businesses. We have turned the trend with our weekend and late night opening hours. This is done to make it easy for you to visit the dentist when you actually do have spare time. We take away the worry and let you pick a time to suit you.


Karen said…

‘I’ve always struggled to find a dentist who is open when I am free. It can be a real pain as I don’t want to have to take a day off work just to go to my check up. When I saw that Bamboo is open all week and weekend and for later hours than usual my interest was peaked. This is really something that makes me feel the practice has gone the extra mile to help people like me. I am grateful for that and have found had very useful.’


An Award Winning Team

Bamboo Dental is currently a five times ward winning dental practice. Two of these awards are for ‘Best Patient Care’ and ‘Best Team’. These awards make us feel very proud as they reflect the work we put in to making our patients feel at ease and happy at the practice. Our staff have decades of experience between them and so are able to understand the needs of our patients with great compassion. Something that is not ignored from our patients.


Paul said…

“I could tell from the second I called up the practice that I was choosing the right place. The calm but friendly voice at the other end of the phone was not just kind but knowledgable too. The reception staff made me feel at great ease. I had suffered a little dental phobia in the past but they said that I could talk anything through with them and assured me that everything would be okay. This kind of friendly service is something I value greatly.”


Our Values

We have many core values that build the foundations of patient care at the practice. These are built around you, our patients. After all, you have put your trust in us and we want to do everything humanly possible to give you the best quality of care that we can.


We spread happiness

We don’t see visiting the dentist as a chore. It’s a place to spread happiness. We don’t only do this through the fantastic work that our award winning dentists put into transforming the smiles of hundreds of people each year but also through our staff. The happy and friendly philosophy of the staff passes through to our patients who are always commented on how relaxed and at ease they feel when visiting the practice.



We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to own a healthy smile that they can be proud of. That’s why we set our pricing structure across our cosmetic treatments to a very competitive rate. On top of this we offer free consultations as well as a range of 0% interest finance packages to make sure that the treatment is as affordable as possible. For example, you could get your teeth straightened with our award winning Six Month Smiles treatment for a similar monthly price to that of your mobile phone bill!


Dental care for everyone

Due to high surges in demand we have taken on several new staff ranging from new dentists to hygienists and dental nurses. We didn’t want any patient to miss out on treatment and so we have made sure that we add to our staff whenever needed to keep our high level of dental care out there for everyone who needs it.


How can I find out more?

If you’ve been looking for that perfect private dentist in Cardiff and are interested to ask us a few more questions then here’s how you can do it. We have a dedicated contact form that is monitored in real time making sure that you receive a reply very quickly. If you prefer to talk over the phone then you can contact us on 0290 20569769.