Tooth Whitening


We are an NHS practice, but do offer a full range of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments privately as well. We firmly believe that maxim prevention is better than cure is nowhere more appropriate than in the dental environment. We encourage our patients to visit our hygienist regularly and are able to offer lots of help and advice. The hygienist also offers tooth whitening.

Causes of Discolouration

There are many causes of tooth discolouration. The most common including age, staining from coffee, tea, colas and tobacco, trauma, nerve degeneration and old restorations

Benefits of Whitening

Almost anyone can benefit from this treatment, however, there are some occasions when the treatment may not be effective and your dentist / hygienist will determine where treatment is viable through oral examination and diagnosis.

Prior to beginning the treatment the use of sensitive toothpaste is recommended for two weeks prior to and throughout the bleaching process.

The Process

On your first visit we will take an impression to make a clear plastic tray that fits over your teeth.

On the second visit, once the trays are constructed by our laboratory technician, you take the trays, with a 10% carbamine peroxide equivalent to 3% Hydrogen peroxide to be worn regularly at home for two weeks. St the end of the two weeks have another appointment to see how the treatment is progressing.

The wearing of the trays at home is sometimes called "walking bleaching" as you can walk around and get on with your life.

Side Effects

Research confirms that 10% carbamine peroxide (equivalent 3% Hydrogen peroxide) provides the best balance of whitening / longevity / sensitivity. It has also been shown that bright lights . lasers offer no additional benefit so we do not use such.

Patients must be compliant with wearing the trays at home, some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during the treatment. These symptoms should disappear however within 1-3 days. The teeth will always be lighter than they were; however some patients may need periodic re-whitening, especially if there is continued use of caffeine or tobacco products.

Please be advised that trading standards do not approve the use of hydrogen peroxide greater than 1% in the mouth , however the general Dental Council have deemed it safe to use. No disciplinary action has ever been taken against a dental professional for using such products

Opening Hours

Day Opening Hours
Mon - Fri Lunch: 1pm - 2pm
Sun Closed
Mon 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tue 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wed 8:30am - 6:00pm
Thu 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sat Closed

If you require emergency treatment outside of above hours click here