At the Whitley Dental Clinic we offer a range of solutions for patients who wish to have whiter teeth.
Tooth whitening is a process that involves applying carbide peroxide to the surfaces of the teeth. The active ingredient breaks down and releases oxygen onto the outer layer of the teeth which whitens it.
We have two systems:
Home Bleaching – £275
This system uses custom made flexible plastic trays. A whitening gel is applied in the trays. The trays are then worn for a set period (this depends on the product overnight or 2-3 hours every day for 10 – 14 days). This treatment offers good results which can be periodically topped up as long as the trays are still an accurate fit. Further applications of the whitening gel can be purchased at the Whitey Dental Clinic.
Zoom Tooth Whitening – £495
This process involves an appointment to provide chair side whitening of the teeth. This provides a method to allow for quick and effective results. Custom made trays are also provided to allow you to continue the process after the appointment using carbide peroxide gel. Zoom usually takes about 1 – 2 hours and on average it usually whitens the teeth by 8 shades. The procedure is very simple and it begins with a short process to isolate the teeth.
The zoom whitening gel is then applied to the teeth and activated using a light. We apply 4 cycles of the gel and we then provide you with the home kits to continue the process. This method is the quickest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.
Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. Many dentists consider whitening to be one of the safest cosmetic dental procedures. As with any product there are guidelines and limitations. We would advise not providing the procedure to pregnant or lactating mothers or adults under the age of 18.
If you are interested in tooth whitening please contact the practice to arrange an appointment with one of our dentists. The dentist will discuss with you your options more fully and discuss whitening in more detail. The dentist will assess if whitening is the best option for you.