Teeth whitening is the safest, quickest and most effective way to improve your smile.
Under our expert guidance your teeth will gradually get lighter until you reach a shade that is right for you.
There are various different methods of teeth whitening, and our experience has led to us offering Home Whitening as the most reliable and effective method to give you the results you desire.
A high quality laboratory made custom tray is a key component of our service. Not all bleeching trays are made equal! Cheap poor quality trays will at best give you poor results and at worst could cause injury to your mouth.
You wear your bleeching trays as directed (usually overnight) until the desired results are seen, typically in about 14 days.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
£200 per arch.
This gives you (per arch):
A high quality custom made bleeching tray
Four syringes of the strongest bleeching gel that is deemed safe under UK law (16% carbamide peroxide)
Top tips on teeth whitening
1. Whitening is safe
Teeth whitening performed by the experts at The Dental Tree is perfectly safe.
Based on our knowledge of your oral health your dentist will discuss with you the options available, decide if tooth whitening is appropriate for you and develop an overall treatment plan that gives the desired result.
You'll get to see on a chart what shade your teeth are before the treatment and what shade you're likely to achieve.
At the end of the treatment the dentist will show you the actual result so you can understand how effective it was.
You will also see when you look in the mirror!
2. Only trained dental professionals can whiten teeth
It is illegal for anyone other than dentists or their teams to carry out teeth whitening.
Anyone else offering teeth whitening (e.g. beauticians, hairdressers, and salon staff) won’t have the right training and knowledge, could permanently damage your teeth and gums and can’t help you when something goes wrong.
3. The preferred option
Whitening won't remove the surface of your teeth or change their shape.
It’s often a better option than alternatives, such as veneers, because it doesn’t involve permanently altering the tooth’s structure and is easy to look after.
4. Selecting the right option for you
Your dentist is trained to know what whitening products will be safe for your teeth and gums.
Products provided by non-dentists often do not have enough safety data and evidence to support their use; this can result in burned gums and/or blistered lips or even more serious consequences. Using products that are not appropriate for you will produce poor results.
5. How it works
A carefully-controlled concentration of bleach is applied to your teeth using specially-made trays that fit in your mouth.
Your dentist will be able to discuss with you the level of whitening you want and give you an idea of how many treatments you may need to achieve the shade you’re after.
Like hair and skin, teeth vary in colour. Some are yellower or darker than others, even when they are quite healthy.
Teeth tend to get darker as people get older.
Teeth sometimes become darker if their roots have been damaged or diseased and the 'nerve' has died.
6. What to expect
You may experience some sensitivity for a short time during your treatment but this is normal and will soon fade away after completion.
If you have any concerns after your treatment, do speak to your dentist.
7. Over the counter kits might not be safe
The products you can buy online or from high street shops often fail to declare the precise chemicals used so it’s very difficult to assess their safety.
Because of this they should not be considered safe. These products won’t produce the same good results you can expect by visiting your dentist.
Tooth colour can be lightened with Hydrogen Peroxide (bleach) and how strong the dose needs to be will be decided by your dentist.
Prior to accepting a patient for bleeching you must have an exam (not included in price) so that we can be sure that your mouth is in good health.
Although bleeching is recognised as a safe way of whitening teeth, it is not recommended if you are under 18, pregnant or breastfeeding.
Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity during the whitening process, and will subside once you have finished. We will advise you how best to manage this.
You must wear the bleeching trays CONTINUOUSLY. Failure to do so will cause poor results.
Whilst bleeching avoid things which can stain your teeth eg smoking, tea, coffee, red wine and foods with excessive colour.
The results of teeth whitening cannot be guaranteed. In a small percentage of cases you may need a longer course of bleeching with more syringes (at extra cost). We will do our best to advise you if we feel you fall into this category.
You can maintain your new brighter smile with top up treatments and by visiting the hygienist.