You really have to ask where the wonders of modern dental techniques are going to end. Well, at the moment, it’s starting to creep into most homes around Swindon! How long will it be before we can buy our siblings, or our friends, a home drilling kit for Christmas? Although teeth whitening procedures are still available from dentists in some form, it is very much going, DIY. Home bleaching kits have become very trendy as people are moving more towards avoiding the dentists. They involve simple bleaching trays that slot over the teeth and then bingo, you have white teeth. A word of caution here: not everyone is suitable, especially if gum disease is present, so you should always consult your dentist first. They can also offer you procedures whereby you get measured up with them first, and then do the work at home. Bleaching pens are also available and a lot less damaging to the gums than a bleaching tray. Whitening toothpastes have also become very successfully popular, offering great results in the process. But laser whitening is probably the real ‘in thing’ right now. Done at the dentist, it’s cheap, painless and all over in an hour- some people even offer this service at home!