Tooth whitening – How we do it
Tooth whitening (sometimes known as tooth bleaching) is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment we offer. It’s a simple procedure but it has to be done properly.
You probably already know that tooth whitening can only be legally provided by dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council. Tooth whitening by anyone else is illegal and there are good reasons for this. At Avenue Road Dental Practice your health and safety is our first concern. For this reason every patient receives a thorough examination of their teeth, gums and the skin of the mouth before treatment to ensure tooth whitening can be provided comfortably, safely and effectively.
If you’re one of our existing regular patients we probably already have the information about you that we need. If you’re someone we haven’t met before we carry out a full New Patient Examination before whitening. This thorough examination including an examination for early signs of mouth cancer, an examination of the gums and an examination of the teeth including clinical photographs and x-rays if needed costs £55.00 but there’s no risk involved. If we find you’re not suitable for tooth whitening we won’t charge you for the examination. If we find you are suitable and want to proceed we’ll deduct £55.00 from the cost of the whitening treatment.
After your examination we’ll take moulds of your teeth. From these we’ll make individually-fitting whitening trays. These are soft, transparent trays that slip comfortably over your teeth. We’ll give you a supply of whitening gel with full instructions on how to use it. We’ll measure the starting colour of your teeth and take photos so that we can track improvements. You’re then free to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home at times which are convenient to you.
Most people see an improvement after about 3 days of whitening. The whole process usually takes 2-3 weeks. After that we’ll invite you back in for new photographs and assess the new colour of your teeth.
Our Guarantee To You:
If you’ve followed our instructions but don’t agree your teeth have lightened by at least 4 shades on the industry-standard Lumin Tooth Shade Guide we’ll give you your money back. No arguments, no quibbling. Simple!
• Existing regular patient: £260.00
• New patient: £260.00 + Examination £55.00 (Refundable if you’re not suitable for whitening. Refundable if you continue with treatment)
To make an appointment for tooth whitening at Avenue Dental Practice please call Joy on 01983 759567
We look forward to welcoming you soon!