Teeth Whitening, Ashford, Kent

Let’s start by clarifying the General Dental Council position on tooth whitening:

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Tea, coffee, smoking and wine – these are just a few of life’s little pleasures that can, over time, stain your teeth and leave you feeling less attractive. Luckily there are now surgery-based and home-based teeth whitening treatments available to undo the damage.

Tooth whitening uses a bleaching process to remove stains and discoloration of the teeth and give them a whiter appearance. At Sunnyside Dental in Ashford we offer a range of teeth whitening services that can provide lasting effects of up to ten years, teeth whitening is a great way to stay looking younger!

Brighter Whiter Teeth
We feel that every patient deserves a beautiful white smile they can be proud of. All patients who are interested in enhancing their smile by using one of our teeth whitening systems can become part of this program. Once you have booked your whitening session at Sunnyside Dental you will receive everything you need for a wonderful white smile that lasts forever !
A whitening session includes the following:

  • Custom made whitening trays
  • Whitening Starter kit
  • Thorough whitening instructions

We do not ask for a lot in return! All we ask is that you maintain our recommended cleaning and exam regimen, inform us 48 hours in advance of rescheduling or cancelling appointments, and keep your financial account balance current.

If you are a new patient you will need an examination to ensure you are dentally fit. Our new patient exams are only £57 (price includes X Rays). Patients who have not visited for over 12 months require an examination.

Depending on your life style and personal preferences, you can choose from different ways of bleaching your teeth. Our dentists will help you to decide.

Option 1.

Zoom CELEBRITY WHITE - Surgery-based and super fast power teeth whitening

Do you have a function tomorrow? Need to look glamorous? Want to look younger and make your colleagues jealous? You don’t have too much time or patience? We are here to give you exactly what you want!
Zoom 6 is the latest, improved teeth whitening system, offering great results in just 60 minutes. Quick and cost effective, this method has the power to whiten teeth by eight to ten shades and with less sensitivity than is felt with other teeth whitening treatments. The procedure requires you to visit us at Sunnyside Dental in Ashford, and consists of applying a 6% hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth, which is then activated for 60 minutes with the Zoom Advanced Power light. After the main teeth whitening procedure has taken place, you will receive a set of custom-made trays to maintain your new white smile at home for ever, completely FREE of charge!

Our Zoom Celebrity whitening is only £497! Are you part of our Practice Membership scheme? If so, Zoom Whitening is even more affordable with discounts of up to 20% depending on plan type.

Option 2.

Home Teeth Whitening: Tray based whitening

This method uses custom-made, thin plastic guards which are designed to hold a teeth whitening gel around your teeth like a fluffy pillow in to whiten your teeth at home. These trays – one for your top teeth and one for your bottom teeth – fit like a glove, because they are made especially for your teeth at the dental laboratory, by casting a model of your teeth. The teeth whitening process involves wearing the gel-filled trays for 1 hour, during ten to fifteen sessions. They can both be worn at the same time or separately.

This teeth whitening process takes longer to whiten your teeth than our surgery-based teeth whitening at our Ashford surgery, but the investment is lower too. Our Home Whitening treatment is only £327.

Whitening must be suitable for your mouth. Our dentists will assess this at your first appointment.

Whitening Dispense
Fitting of your custom made whitening trays Dispense of your whitening gel – 6 tubes of 16% NiteWhite Carbamide Peroxide. This gel needs to be kept in a cool dry place – out of direct sunlight and does not need to be placed in a fridge. A two way demonstration of loading and cleaning your trays. Sensitivity Managment – follow up support

Whitening Review
The dentist or dental therapist will undertake the following as prescribed by the dentist:
At this stage of the program you will have used the 6 tubes of NiteWhite of 16% Carbamide Peroxide. Post-whitening photgraphs. Post-whitening shade of your teeth.
Compare results from pre to post-whitening. Plan Maintenance. Discuss sensitivity.
Ongoing maintenance treatment
We recommend that you top up your whitening treatment either every 3 or 6 months dependent on your lifestyle. Top-up Gels can be purchased in a pack of 3 for £67. To be able to do this a clinical examination will be required for the whitening gel to be dispensed by a dentist.

Option 3.

Our Wow! Factor Whitening (Enlighten) - combination of at home and in-house power bleaching

This is a combination of Home Whitening and In-Surgery Power bleaching using the Enlighten Whitening System.
Whitening trays must be worn all night for 14 or 28 nights (as recommended by your dentist) – on the 15th or 29th day your dentist will make an appointment for you for an 1 hour in-surgery session power bleaching. You will need your trays at this appointment. Our Wow Factor Whitening is only £577.

How do I get started with my teeth whitening consultation?

At this appointment you will be seen by one of our dentists or a dental therapists, who will explain the procedure for whitening your teeth. They will conduct an examination of your teeth and gum health to assess if you are clinically suitable for the tooth whitening programme. If you are clinically suitable they will write a prescription for our Clinical Treatment.

This appointment will also cover the following:

  • The product of choice at the practice.
  • Managing sensitivity levels.
  • Explanation of the making and use of whitening trays and wear times for treatment. Gum Health. Foods to avoid whilst whitening.
  • Maintaining your whitening result. Investment in your new smile– finance options.

Following the whitening record taking, we will undertake the following:

  • Consent of whitening treatment
  • Your questions
  • Confirmation of dentist’s prescription
  • Upper and lower impressions of your teeth to make custom made whitening trays
  • Pre-whitening photographs, pre-whitening shade of your teeth
  • Sensitivity product advice.
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