Teeth Whitening Offer
We are delighted to offer a safe & highly effective home whitening treatment for £299 which is free with treatments over £1000 (excluding offers and finance)
*New patients will require assessment and xrays.
Teeth Whitening at West Malling, Kent
Teeth Whitening Facts
Believe it or not- people have been whitening their teeth for the last 100 years – a bright smile never goes out of fashion.
Even healthy teeth can appear yellow or dark as people get older. Some teeth appear darker if the root has been damaged or diseased where the root has died.
Drinking red wine, coffee, tea or smoking over an number of years will also change the colour of your teeth.
Hydrogen peroxide is very effective in whitening teeth both outside and sometimes inside (if the root is dead). Tooth bleaching is completely safe as long as the bleach does not touch your gums and burn them. We use a specially formulated enamel and gum friendly hydrogen peroxide gel.
Bespoke Trays and Gel
Teeth Whitening Treatment Plan
- The dentist will first check that your teeth and any fillings/crowns etc are secure, health and sound. A dental hygienist appointment might also be recommended.
- The dentist will use putty-like material to make moulds of your mouth (impressions), so a dental technician can make the bespoke tray to fit. At the next appointment the dentist will check that the trays fit and will show you how to put the bleach in the tray at home.
- The dentist will give you two weeks supply of gel to use at home with the trays which will fit closely round your teeth. The tray makes sure that the gel does not burn your gums. You will need to put the tray in your mouth for a few hours on several occasions or at night for between 1 week and 3 weeks, until the desired brightness is achieved.
We monitor your progress weekly to check on the health of your gums and teeth and to check that satisfactory lightening has been achieved.
Uneven whitening and sensitive teeth
Problems with ‘self whitening’ your teeth
- Tooth ache or tooth nerve damage. Any existing filling may be vulnerable to whitening gel seeping around the filling and toward your tooth nerve. That may create toothache and in some cases can be the last straw for an already compromised nerve.
- Sensitive teeth. Where you have a little of the root of a tooth exposed through receding gums, the tooth maybe quite sensitive/sore in response to the bleaching agents in whitening gels. It’s not advised to whiten your teeth without a proper gum check. If you have a root exposed, we may recommend a special desensitising procedure prior to whitening.
- Uneven Whitening. Existing Crowns will not lighten during the whitening procedure and may lead to you being unhappy with the results of ‘Self Whitening’. A crown replacement to match your new teeth colour is costly.
- Stinging Gums. Sometimes when you whiten your own teeth without careful supervision by a professional you will notice your gums going white! This is temporary usually lasting only 30 minutes, however it may alarm you. Rinse your mouth well and get professional guidance.
- Allergic reaction. Rarely you may get an allergic reaction to the peroxide agent within proprietary whitening gels. Rinse and contact your GP if it worsens/persists.