Here at Belmore Dental Implant Clinic, Enniskillen we often see patients who are unhappy about the colour of their teeth. During an initial consultation, we do a thorough oral health check and discuss your treatment options. We are proud to offer teeth whitening systems such as Phillips Zoom Whitespeed in house teeth whitening and White Dental Beauty Home Whitening Treatments. To help you, we have put together the top questions we are asked most frequently by patients who are considering having their teeth whitened.

Joanna McEnhill our dental therapist works on the majority of our teeth whitening cases and has given many a patient a beautifully brightened up smile. Joanna is qualified to deliver this treatment due to her qualifications, training and accreditation’s and has been offering this treatment for the past 6 years. Here are a few questions Joanna has answered for us here:

Question: Does the treatment hurt?

Joanna; Tooth whitening may cause sensitivity during or after treatment, a sore throat or discomfort in the gums. All of these side effects are usually temporary and will disappear within a few days of treatment. It is important to tell us if you experience any of these symptoms as we will be able to advise how best to cope in the meantime. Here at Belmore Dental Implant Clinic we offer the Zoom WhiteSpeed in-house whitening treatments and White Dental Beauty home whitening treatments.

Question: Do I really need to avoid coffee and red wine afterwards?

Joanna; Some foods and drinks stain the teeth, which is what causes most of the discoloration in the first place. Avoiding things like coffee and red wine will help you to maintain the effect of the treatment for longer. Stopping smoking will also help prevent your teeth from staining too. It is important to understand that tooth whitening doesn’t last forever but there are things that you can do to keep your healthy white smile in tip top condition. Keeping your oral health at a peak is also helpful, so ensure you brush twice a day, floss regularly and visit a dental hygienist as often as they recommend. You can book your hygiene appointment by simply calling us on 02866329222.

Question: Why can’t get it done at my local beautician?

Joanna; Tooth whitening can only be carried out by a dentist – or a dental hygienist under prescription of a dentist – who is registered with the General Dental Council. It is illegal for anyone else to offer tooth whitening and this law is in place purely to protect the public. Would you ask your dentist to carry out a leg or bikini wax before you jet off on holiday? Hopefully the answer to that is no, because they are not trained to correctly heat the wax, apply it, or carry out the treatment safely. The same goes for tooth whitening. Here at Belmore Dental Implant Clinic, our team members Joanna McEnhill – Dental Therapist and Tanya Hall – Dental Hygienist have had the right training and knowledge to properly look after your teeth and to know whether the treatment is actually suitable for you and to carry it out without damaging your teeth or gums.

If you have any questions about having your teeth whitened, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options. Drop into the practice at 16 Belmore Street, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh BT74 6AA Northern Ireland, or call us on 02866 329222. You can also email enquiries to or book online at the following link