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have been whitening teeth for over ten years, with tremendous
success. Tooth whitening is a simple, pain free cosmetic
system. A custom moulded tray holds a gel over your teeth.
The tray is usually worn at nights to achieve the whiter,
brighter smile that you have always wanted. This quick
and safe method does not damage or alter your teeth. With
our special web launch price, we can make that smile wider!
OUR PRICE: only £350 !
For upper and lower teeth, inclusive of:
- Examination, Assessment, discussion of options
- Custom made trays using impressions of your teeth
- Fitting and instructions
- High quality whitening gel
Tooth Whitening - Update 2013
The law related to tooth whitening changed on 31st October 2012.
Tooth Whitening, as provided by Dental practices continues to be safe and effective.
To help our readers and patients we have provided a brief summary of the new regulations
The new law continues to allow the use of Hydrogen Peroxide (HP) and compounds that release Hydrogen Peroxide for Tooth Whitening.
- Not to be used under 18
- Not to be provided by others, except by Dental Practitioners
- Or under their direct supervision
- Maximum concentration is to be 6% HP ( or 16% Carbamide peroxide)
What does this mean to you?
- Non-Dentists, Spa, Beauty Salons, Shopping Mall treatments breach regulations and are open to criminal liability
- “Laser” or “Power Whitening” may not be available or less effective due to the use of lowered concentration gels
- Dental exam and prescription is necessary to provide Tooth Whitening treatments
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening is a process for lightening the colour of
Dental supervised tooth whitening systems offer a safe and
effective method of restoring natural teeth to a lighter colour.
Natural tooth substance is not removed or altered in any way.
Will it work on me?
Tooth whitening has been shown to be effective approximately
95% of the time for removing some or all discolouration and
stains occurring in your teeth.
How does it work?
The whitening process occurs via oxidation. Free oxygen radicals
attach to the stains in your teeth (oxidation). This causes
the stain to disappear.
What about the adverts for whitening systems
available at the chemist?
Over the counter systems or non-supervised products differ
from the dental systems. The most significant variation is
the type of chemical used for whitening. Some of the over
the counter products utilise a mild acid.
The advertising often suggests that there is little difference.
This is not correct. To achieve the best, long term, predictable
results we would recommend that Dentist supervised systems
Why is it best to go to a dentist?
Dental supervised systems offer a full examination prior to
treatment. This will determine:
- Nature and extent of discolouration and the appropriate
- Any damaged or leaky restorations
- Any filled and teeth with crowns, that will not be affected
- Custom manufactured trays that will fit properly and not
- Whitening agent only contacts teeth necessary
- Whitening gel are Class 2 Medical device approved
- Supervised by a professional
- Advice on other cosmetic options given
How long should I wear the trays for?
This depends on the amount of lightening that you desire and
the original shade of the teeth~ If your teeth are quite dark
or very yellow/ grey. It will take longer to bleach the teeth.
If you are not experiencing any sensitivity you may wear the
trays for at least one to two hours and even sleep with the
trays in your mouth. It is very important to remove all the
excess material around the gums or the palate prior to sleeping
with the trays.
The darker your teeth, the longer your teeth will take to
get lighter. Tetracycline stained teeth can take 6 months
or up to one year to bleach the teeth. Some teeth can whiten
after one month.
If you cannot wear the trays for a few days because of your
hectic schedule, it does not matter. Bleach your teeth according
to your own schedule. Some people put the trays in after dinner
and wear them for the first hour while watching TV or doing
the dishes. Then if everything is fine they replenish the
trays and sleep with them in the mouth.
What do I do if I have any sensitivity?
Sensitivity of teeth is the most common side effect of home
bleaching. In fact many patients suffer from sensitive teeth
any way. This occurs usually around the necks of the teeth
where the gums have receded. If you are experiencing any sensitivity
you should stop bleaching your teeth for a few days. You can
resume after about 3-4 days. If the teeth become ultra sensitive
you can place "Sensodyne" toothpaste into the bleaching
trays for an hour a day. That will usually stop the sensitivity.
Alternatively you can rub the desensitising toothpaste into
the gum margins with your finger, 5 times per day, for a few
If you are at all concerned, please call us.
What happens if the teeth do not bleach
If the teeth have white spots on them before bleaching, these
spots will appear whiter during the first few days, however
the contrast between the spots and the rest of the tooth will
be less and eventually they will not be noticeable. Sometimes
the dentist can do a special procedure called "Microabrasion"
for you where the white spots can be more permanently removed.
Ask your dentist about the procedure if you are concerned
You may notice new white spots occurring on the teeth while
you are undertaking the bleaching treatment; these white spots
were already present on the teeth before bleaching. As the
teeth become lighter they become more visible. Do not worry.
As the whole tooth itself becomes lighter these spots will
fade. You may notice these white spots immediately after a
bleaching session or in the morning if you have been wearing
the trays for the whole night.
Some teeth may appear banded with lighter/ whiter areas. Again
these banding are originally present on the tooth. As the
tooth is dark these bandings are not obvious. As the tooth
becomes lighter, the lighter parts of the tooth will lighten
first followed by the darker banded area. After a week or
so these will not be noticeable any more.
How will my teeth feel?
Normally the teeth feel very clean after the bleaching procedure.
The bleaching materials also have an indirect effect on the
gums. The peroxide based agent can help improve the health
of the gums. Incidentally, this is how the technique
was invented. It was first used to heal gum irritation during
What about the smile?
Your smile will appear brighter.
What about my existing crowns and fillings?
Crowns and white fillings do not change colour with tooth
whitening. The whitening material does not harm or alter any
existing restorations and can be used for all cases.
If you have white fillings in the front teeth that match the
existing shade of your teeth before you bleach your teeth,
they may not match the teeth afterwards. This is because while
teeth can lighten, the fillings do not . When the desired
colour has been achieved, the dentist can replace these fillings
with a lighter shade of filling material to match the new
shade of your teeth. Normally the dentist will wait a week
before changing the fillings. We have had many cases where
we did not have to change the fillings afterwards.
It is always best to consult with the Dentist, who will be
able to guide you.
How long does the bleaching last? Will
I have to bleach my teeth again?
Normally the new white colour of your teeth keeps quite well.
The effect is dependent on what has caused the teeth to discolour
in the first place. If you drink lots of coffee, red wine,
cola drinks the effect may darken slightly. Some patients
do a top up treatment after 18 months to two years. Some patients
do not need to.
Does Bleaching harm the teeth or gums?
Safety studies have shown that bleaching teeth using the dentist
prescribed home bleaching technique is perfectly safe on the
teeth, cheeks, gum and tissue of the mouth.
Bleaching the teeth with the dentist prescribed kits is equivalent
to drinking one soda drink. The bleaching material used, is
neither acidic nor caustic. It is neutral. There are problems
with the bleaching kits that are purchased over the counter.
Although they are inexpensive, they normally contain an acid
rinse, which can damage the teeth or thin down the enamel
of the teeth. This acid rinse can be extremely harmful to
It is not however advisable to bleach your teeth if you smoke.
It is best to stop smoking for at least 3 weeks before commencing
the bleaching procedure. Smoking causes the teeth to darker
anyway and the effects will be diminished.
Can everyone bleach their teeth?
The technique of Bleaching Teeth is not for everybody. There
are some situations where bleaching teeth is contraindicated
such as where the front teeth are already crowned or where
there are very large fillings on the front teeth or where
the teeth are already excessively worn and there is tooth
surface loss. The most ideal situation is where there is not
much wrong with the teeth except for the colour which has
become more yellow with age.
Are the "older gels" unsafe?
Some gels dispensed before have a slightly higher concentration, that is all. All gels have been in use for over 20 years and have been effective.
If I have older gels, should I continue to use them?
Dentists are no longer able to provide gels greater than 6% HP since November 2012. Gels dispensed before this date are still being used.
I wish to have Laser Whitening, what do I do?
There has never been a procedure such as "Laser Whitening". The light that was use was not a Laser and its effective use has been questioned. The higher concentration of the gel used was the key.
Nowadays, Dental Clinique, provides "Thermo assisted diffusion"
This technique warms the gel by a small amount safely, thereby increasing its effect. A new accelerator assists the whitening component.
However, we recommend that this is used in conjunction with the take home system for the full effect.
To make an appointment, please contact us!