Patients can whiten their teeth at home with one of our home whitening kits. The treatment is simple. This is our intro whitening system suitable for all patients who want whiter teeth. The procedure is quick and effective, and takes between 2 – 3 weeks to complete. This teeth whitening method uses custom-made, thin plastic guards which are supplied with and are designed to hold a teeth whitening gel to whiten your teeth at home.
Excellent results are usually achieved in about 2 weeks. In our Newcastle Dental Practice, we supply plenty of gel to complete treatment and to maintain the results for months to come. Further gel can be supplied as required.
Firstly, we understand what shade you would ideally like your teeth to be. Your dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery will take some impressions and photographs of your teeth. These impressions are then sent off to the laboratory for the tailor-made precision whitening trays to be created.
We then see you at our Newcastle Dental Practice to try the whitening trays and provide you with the teeth whitening gel. We give you specific instructions about how much gel you should use and how long each day you should wear the trays, beginning from 30 minutes per day depending on the result you are looking to achieve.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery we always make sure that you are happy with the treatment, so your dentist will see you for a review to make sure that your desired shade is achieved.
At Gosforth Dental Surgery we use Boutique Whitening Gel. It contains a double action formula to reveal a beautiful, whiter, brighter smile. There are many key features that make Boutique teeth whitening the obvious choice for dentists and patients:
We offer different variations of whitening gels at our Newcastle Dental Practice; Hydrogen Peroxide 6%, Carbamide Peroxide 10% and Carbamide Peroxide 16%. During your initial consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will discuss with you which type is best for you.
We offer a variety of dental solutions that can be tailored to suit your lifestyle. Speak to your dentist in our Newcastle Dental Practice about which of our products would work best to enhance your smile and suits your lifestyle.
The whitening trays we provide to the patients in our Newcastle Dental Practice are made from Ethylen Vinylacetat Copolymere which is a latex free material and is very comfortable to wear either during the day or overnight. Our dentists at Gosforth Dental Surgery will go through the process with you during your initial consultation.
The most common form of teeth whitening is ‘dentist-supervised home whitening’. This involves the patient applying gel to the teeth at home and using a tray or thin mouth guard to keep the gel in place. Treatments must follow a strict routine in order to be effective. Depending on the type of gel supplied to you, the whitening gel may need to be applied for 30 minutes to one hour. Depending on your lifestyle, your dentist at our Newcastle dental practice will advise you the best time to use the whitening trays.
In general, a patient can expect the process to be complete in around two to four weeks. The original colour of your teeth is the biggest determining factor in how long the process will take. At Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will take photographs of your teeth before the whitening process to assess your response to the treatment.
The shade you can achieve varies from patient to patient, the beauty of home lightening is that you can tailor the results to suit you, and once you are happy with the shade of your teeth you can just stop!
The treatment only whitens your natural teeth. Any fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures will be unaffected by the teeth whitening. There are different techniques for the cleaning and replacement of these restorations. Our dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery will explain all the options to you.
Your new shade can be maintained with periodic top-ups which you do at home – the frequency depends largely on whether you smoke or drink tea, coffee or red wine regularly. To do this, just use one of our top-up kits for a couple of evenings until you get back to a shade you’re happy with. In our Newcastle dental practice, we supply plenty of gel to maintain the results for months to come.
If you still have questions about the Teeth Whitening process, please see our frequently asked questions for Teeth Whitening in general.