The weather is looking a bit brighter and it finally feels like summer is in sight! Whether you have a holiday planned, a wedding coming up, or you’re simply looking forward to a few sunny days spent outside, it’s the time of year to finally head outside.

It’s therefore also the perfect time to fix any stains, discolouration or little niggles that might be making you self-conscious about your smile.

In this blog, we’ll talk you through the different options available to transform your smile this summer – from simple stain removal to veneers and teeth straightening solutions.

Safely whiten teeth at home or in the practice

Teeth whitening is the quickest way to transform the look of your teeth and restore confidence in your smile. At 543, a brighter smile can be achieved in as little as 90 minutes with in-practice whitening. Or if you prefer to be in control of it yourself, we offer take-home whitening that can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

When it comes to at-home whitening, you might be thinking – why should I choose professional at-home tooth whitening instead of a whitening product I can buy online or at the pharmacy?

In fact, there are two problems with DIY tooth whitening products that aren’t prescribed by a dentist. Firstly, products available over the counter from a pharmacy are not permitted to contain enough whitening agent to effectively change the look of teeth. At the other end of the spectrum, high-strength DIY whitening kits available online often contain illegal levels of active ingredient and can be extremely harmful.

Our at-home whitening treatments are completely safe, combining the impressive results of professional whitening with the convenience of being able to apply the treatment on your own at home. The process requires a quick consultation at the practice where the dental clinician will explain how it works and prescribe a course of whitening treatment to use over two weeks.

If it’s a quicker transformation you’re looking for, our in-practice Zoom whitening will lighten teeth in just 90 minutes. This option is also our recommended method for those with sensitive teeth.

Polish away stains in 15 minutes

If your smile has some unsightly staining caused by coffee, tea, smoking or strongly coloured foods, this can be quickly polished away in a 15 minute hygiene appointment.

Regular hygiene appointments are an essential part of maintaining clean teeth and healthy gums. Appointments take just 15 minutes and include a professional deep clean that removes plaque and tartar, and polishes away stains. The result is a shinier smile, fresher breath and cleaner gums!

Achieve a celebrity smile with veneers

Dental veneers are a custom-made layer of porcelain that is permanently bonded over a tooth to conceal aesthetic problems like chips, gaps and misalignment. The picture-perfect white smiles seen on the pages of celebrity magazines are often the result of veneers. While this treatment used to be out of reach to most, veneers are now much more commonplace and affordable.

However, don’t be tempted by “Turkey Teeth”, a trend that sees Brits jet off to Turkey to have veneers fitted on the cheap, but often results in tooth sensitivity, infected gums and extreme bad breath. In the worst cases, the natural tooth is left to rot away beneath the veneer and results in a much more expensive procedure to fix the damage.

Our dental team have extensive experience in veneers and will be able to safely provide you with the illusion of perfectly straight, white teeth and inform you how to properly look after them.

Invest in a straighter smile

Teeth straightening isn’t just for teenagers, and there’s no time like the present to invest in a straighter smile. A straighter smile isn’t just a confidence boost, it can make teeth easier to clean, reduce speech problems and even reduce headaches.

543 offers a range of traditional and modern orthodontic solutions, including the very discreet Invisalign. Whatever your age, budget or lifestyle, a consultation with us can help you choose the right solution for you.


If you’re tempted to freshen up your smile for the summer, get in touch with us on 01482 565488 to discuss your desired treatment and make an appointment today.