Getting A White Smile Has Never Been Easier
Whitening your teeth is not just cosmetic process, it improves your smile and makes you feel more confident about your smile. People associate a nice white smile with positive opinions about that person. No one enjoys seeing ugly teeth and the use of teeth whitening is perhaps one of the easiest ways to achieve a lovely smile.
Our Teeth Whitening Systems
Our systems have been specifically selected to :
- Produce a reliable and predictable whitening throughout the tooth.
- To be safe to the teeth themselves
- To minimise any sensitivity
- To be long acting
Tooth Whitening systems can work for everyone, and works particularly well for those with yellow or aging teeth and teeth made yellow through smoking or through diet.
Our Whitening Systems
We use two teeth whitening systems within the practice, and depending on your desired shade and staining we will have a system right for you.
- A home based system, that uses whitening gel you apply yourself for a couple of hours a night. This gradually lightens your teeth over about two weeks. We produce custom trays made to fit your teeth that you place the gel in.
- This also allows you to "top up" your teeth in the future with additional whitening gel when you feel they have started to discolour.
- A surgery based system where the teeth are predictably, safely and comfortably whitened in the dental surgery by one of our dentists.
- This often produces a whiter and brighter result than the home surgery, and normally only takes around 90 minutes in the chair.
- Using a UV light and the "enlighten" whitening system you can relax in the chair while you teeth are treated.
Your choice of whitening system is dependant on budget, speed and to some extent the degree of brightness you are after. Your dentist will recommend the system best for your individual needs.
How Does It Work?
Teeth whitening is an oxidation technique similar in essence to bleaching your hair.
Peroxides are used of various types but there is large variation in the application, strength and technique.
We have been carrying out teeth whitening procedures for many years.
The materials used are specifically formulated to be completely safe in the mouth whilst still being highly effective.
We use a carbamide peroxide gel, that is water based and comes with a desensitising ingredient to make the whole process more comfortable.
Regardless of which system you choose, the high quality gels and experience in the practice will give predictable, satisfying results.
The results can be amazing and, to this date, we have never had a disappointed patient.
Are There Cheaper Ways To Whiten Teeth?
Yes, there are always cheaper alternatives to having your teeth whitened by a dental professional with years of experience.
The question is this. Should you be looking for anyone else to whiten your teeth?
This is not professional hype, and there have been many cases of whitening kits bought from third parties causing extreme sensitivity, gum burns and dental damage.
This is why from 2012 it was made illegal for anyone other than a dental professional to offer teeth whitening.
Whitening products bought from the pharmacy or online rarely work as they are not potent enough and non licensed products are potentially dangerous: especially from untrustworthy (and unregulated) sources.
And you are never too old...
Some of the very best, natural white smiles are in our over 50s. A dark or yellowing smile is a sign of ageing. One of the quickest and easiest tricks to 'turn back time' (as seen in so many makeover programmes) is simply to whiten your teeth.
The cost of teeth whitening varies throughout the UK and throughout Europe. You pay for what you get. We have had several patients who have spent a small fortune on teeth whitening kits and products from various sources (including other dental surgeons) but STILL come to us to have their smile improved. Why? Well, there is a degree of skill involved and there are many systems that do not deliver the expected results.
The whitening systems used in combination with Dr Boulcott's protocols (derived from years of experience) do give good, predictable results. These systems are not cheap and it can be time consuming. As a result we charge between £250 and £550 depending on complexity, materials used and duration of application.
Only a visit for an appraisal can determine what type of system is best for your clinical needs. What dictates the price is largely dependant on the quantity and type of material required as well as clinical time needed.
"Of all the things you wear, your smile is the most important"
Many of our dentists have additional qualifications above that of a general practitioner allowing a wide range of advanced treatments. Things like Dental Implants, Orthodontics and advanced Restorative Dentistry are all carried out within the practice.
Smiles typify weddings. A beautiful white smile is essential for all those fabulous wedding photographs. Remember: eyes and teeth - but above all... teeth!
Dr Boulcott has whitened many a bride's, groom's and parent's teeth. For the best results the whitening should be completed near the wedding date but not so close as to cause additional pre-wedding stress.
6 - 8 weeks before the big day is ideal. Remember for the full whitening process using our whitening system, it takes about 4 - 6 weeks from the initial examination to finished result. Do allow enough time!
It is not just for weddings...as well as a 'whiter wedding' what about a 'whiter Christmas' or simply a white smile to go with the sun kissed tan before or after a holiday abroad? Everyone desires a white smile - it suggests health and happiness.
Content Written and Approved by Dr Mark Boulcott