We recommend home whitening systems rather than other more expensive 'in-surgery' options advertised elsewhere. Home bleaching is scientifically backed up to be the best way to effectively whiten teeth ... and it is also much cheaper!
Bleaching is undertaken using 10% carbamide peroxide in a mouthguard worn overnight over a period of around 3 weeks. Existing crowns, bridges, veneers and white fillings will not lighten with bleaching and this can lead to an obvious contrast between the fillings and the lightened natural teeth.
This might mean that they need to be replaced but we will discuss the issues with you during your whitening consultation.
Bleaching usually lasts for up to three years and can be topped up quite quickly.
Members of our Castleton Membership plan get 10% off whitening
We don't recommend other whitening methods you might see elsewhere such as power bleaching, plasma light or laser light bleaching. All of these systems require the patient to go home afterwards with a home bleaching kit in any event and it is this time spent at home that actually bleaches the teeth.
Our choice of home bleaching is backed up by evidence based dentistry including various journal articles, textbook by many renowned authors such as Martin Kelleher.
We have chosen Opalescence from Ultradent as our home bleaching kit of choice.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are only available from your dentist, who will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. The sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to gums, and most formulations include Potassium Fluoride (PF), which helps to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.
Powerful, prescription-strength Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are available with 10%, 10%PF, 15%PF, 20%PF, and 35%PF carbamide peroxide. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels can provide results after just one night, though expect to see results in about a week.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are delivered via customized bleaching tray. Your dentist will create this tray from an alginate impression of your mouth; this customization is part of why Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are so effective. You can further customize your Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel experience by choosing from the five formulations and three flavors (mint, melon and regular).