All your routine dental care and treatment can be provided at Whitley Dental. You will be seen by one of our experienced dentists who will discuss your needs, explain the options, and with your approval, produce a personalised treatment plan and estimate of costs. Whether we need to do routine or complex work for you, or just help you to maintain healthy teeth and gums, we want to make your visits as easy and comfortable as possible.
Should you need advanced dental treatment which would be better provided by a specialist, we can make recommendations and arrange an appropriate referral for you. Whitley Dental is a member of The British Dental Health Foundation. Please follow this link to their excellent web pages when you need detailed information and explanation of the many aspects of dental care and treatments.
There are also some things we would like you to know about the treatments available at The Whitley Dental Clinic…
White Tooth Coloured Fillings
Crowns and Bridges
(Metal Free Options)
(Stain Removal and Gum Health)
(Home Kits and Chair Side Philips Zoom)
Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
Sedation for Anxious Patients
Root Canal Treatment
(Assessments, Treatments and Referrals)
Surgical / Oral Surgery Treatment
Our aim at Whitley Dental is to welcome you into a practice where you feel at home and any treatment is carried out according to your wishes. We believe in prevention and minimal invasive dentistry. Children are encouraged to develop good dental hygiene at an early stage to avoid the need for fillings. We have many families who regularly attend together for their check -ups and treatments. We believe in having happy staff and happy patients.
Like many modern dental practices we have a hygienist who works alongside our dentists and we encourage our patients to discuss any problems or concerns with her. A large proportion of the population suffer unknowingly from gum related problems and one of the main causes of tooth loss is gum disease. Regular visits to our hygienist will allow us to prevent or deal with any problems, and with your co-operation we can work together to help you maintain a healthy mouth and keep your teeth for life. Healthy gums are the foundation for all the work we do, we firmly believe that regular professional cleaning helps to keep your mouth healthy, gives you fresh breath and improves your appearance and self-confidence.
We aim to help patients achieve and maintain the best dental health possible. Prevention is a very important aspect of our services. We feel it is at the core of our dental care to allow us to provide excellent dental health at the Whitley Dental Clinic.
We highly recommend sessions with one of our three hygienists to help develop good oral hygiene through good home habits and preventative care.
Many of our patients are on preventative monthly payment schemes which include a set number of hygiene visits per year to help maintain oral health. Our plans start from £11.70 per month. If you are interested in joining one of our schemes please contact the practice for more details. The monthly payment scheme will register you with one of our dentists and if you wish the dentist of your choice. This will mean you and your family will be seen by the same dentist to allow continuity and hygienist appointments will also be attended for preventative care.
Our hygienist’s main aims
Remove calculus (tartar) from the teeth (scaling)
Cosmetic stain removal – staining can develop from everyday food and drink and can cause superficial staining on the teeth. This is removed by polishing.
Treatment for gum disease (gingivitis or chronic adult periodontal disease)
Promote and teach good oral hygiene techniques and habits to maintain oral health (this will be specifically designed for your mouth and needs)
Hygiene services are available
Mondays 9 am – 6pm
Fridays 9am – 4.15pm
Saturdays 9am – 12.45pm*
To find out more or to book an appointment please call or email the practice.
Due to changes in regulation you may now access the hygienist directly without the need to see a dentist. This means if you have a special occasion or you just wish to see the hygienist you can book directly. Please note our hygienist can only undertake treatment which is within their scope of practice and they adhere to the guidelines set out by the GDC.
This means for more advanced conditions a prescription may be required by a dentist, consultation with a dentist or further appointments may be required to complete treatment.
Hygiene appointments do not replace the need to see a dentist on a regular basis. If any additional costs are required patients will be made fully aware in advance and costs will be agreed.
*(one Saturday per calendar month, appointments can be booked up to 6 months in advance
If required, a dentist will also available during the Saturday sessions)
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 – £249
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.
Michael turner is a GDP with a specialist interest in endodontics ( root canal treatment). Michael qualified in 2000 and has completed his diploma in endodontics. He is continuing his study to achieve his Msc in endodontics.
Michael works at he wdc taking referrals from our dentists and also referrals from other practices for more complex and challenging cases. Michael accepts referrals for root canal treatment diagnosis, primary (first attempt) treatments, re-treatments ( replacing a failing root canal), post removals ( fractured/damaged posts) and apical closure cases.
During a consultation you can expect a diagnosis (this may include radiographs), a discussion of options, a discussion of risks and benefits and an outline of prognosis for the tooth and costs. A letter will be sent with all this information and a written estimate prior to treatment. If treatment is undertaken a further letter will be provided with advice on the treatment, advice on prognosis and advice on how the tooth should be fully restored to protect the root canal treatment such as a crown.
Dental technology has come a long way over recent years. Missing teeth are no longer a problem and they can be permanently replaced by dental implants.
A dental implant is an effective replacement for a natural tooth. It is made from titanium which is placed in the position of the missing tooth. The implant is in contact with your jaw bone and over a period of time the bone grows around the implant. Following this a structure will be placed over the implant such as s crown, bridge work or even a denture.
Andrew graduated from Newcastle in 2000 and has completed his implant diploma in 2016. He has been placing implants for over 8 years.
Before being considered for dental implants a complete and thorough assessment will be undertaken to ensure implants are the best option for you.
Andrew provides free consultation appointment to allow you to discuss your needs and to see if implants could be the best option.
Ageing is a natural process but many people want to continue to look and feel good. Our skin reacts to many influences of our daily life including the sun, smoking and the ageing of facial muscles.
To help counteract the ageing process we suggest you should try to drink plenty of water, eat a healthy and balanced diet, stop smoking, use a high factor sun cream and apply moisturisers.
One of the treatments we can provide to help fight the ageing process is Botox. Skilled application of Botox helps to relax the muscle tissue which in turn can help prevent ageing. It is applied in the region of the face where dermal collagen had weakened. Most commonly forehead, upper lip and around the eyes.
Dermal fillers are an excellent addition to Botox treatments. They help to restore a soft, smooth texture to deeply lined areas of the face.
These procedures are painless and noticeable results after 10-14 days leaving a natural appearance to the treated areas.
Andrew graduate in 2000 and developed an interest in Botox and fillers about 5 years ago. Andrew has provided over 1000 botox treatments so far.
Andrew provides a free consultation appointment to discuss your needs.