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Teeth whitening: Make your smile sparkle!

Safe, effective and gentle take-home teeth whitening kits

time

Two appointments of 20 minutes each; start seeing results within three to four weeks

cost

Starting from £299

Treatment summary

  • Take-home whitening kits with prescription-strength gel and custom bleaching trays
  • Safe, effective and professional teeth bleaching
  • Make your smile look younger and brighter
  • Free smile makeover consultations available

Book your free smile makeover consultation today!

It costs you nothing to just meet us and chat, and there’s no obligation to pursue treatment if you decide it’s not right for you.

Feel Fresh & Confident With A Whiter Smile At Parkfield Dental

As much as we all wish for that perfect, white smile, unfortunately they don’t come naturally to everyone.

    It’s common for plenty of people to have teeth stains, especially as they get older. Whilst this is common, it can still be damaging to your confidence. Thankfully, thanks to impressive dental treatments, you no longer have to live with stained teeth that damage your confidence.

    Do you feel self-conscious about your stained, discoloured teeth? Now it is easy to reverse years of staining with our teeth whitening treatment. You get the convenience of whitening your teeth at home, but you also get the safety and security of our expert dentists who will supervise your whitening. Tooth whitening is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to give your confidence a boost with a cosmetic treatment – our patients have even said how they feel younger and wish they had done it sooner!

    Parkfield Dental Practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme, and Gatley. Over the years, our impressive range of treatments and the delivery of our services, with a focus on exceptional patient care, has earned us a strong reputation. If you would like to find out more about how our teeth whitening service could help to boost your confidence, call us on 0161 445 2397 or email info@parkfield-dental.co.uk.

    Your journey to brighter and whiter teeth at Parkfield Dental

    Book an appointment

    If you are interested in whitening your teeth, we will first need to conduct a complete dental health examination (including X-rays) to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for professional teeth bleaching treatment.

    If you would simply like to discuss the possibility of whitening your teeth as part of a smile makeover to find out if this treatment is right for you, request a free consultation with our treatment co-ordinator. She will discuss the aesthetic dental treatment options available to you and answer your questions.

    Get fitted for your whitening trays

    Once you are ready to go ahead with your whitening treatment, we will fit you for a bespoke set of bleaching trays. These clear trays will fit your teeth exactly and they look similar to gum shields. We can fabricate these trays on site and you will leave with your complete custom teeth bleaching kit that very day.

    We will show you how to apply the gel to your trays and how to place them snugly over your teeth. The dentist will also give you a recommended wearing schedule so that you can reach your ideal tooth shade as soon as possible.

    Start bleaching your teeth at home

    All you have to do now is apply a small amount of the bleaching gel in your trays and wear them as instructed. Most people wear their whitening trays overnight or for a few hours each evening before bed. It is best to clean your teeth before you whiten for optimal effect.

    If you have any questions during the course of your treatment, you can send us a message on our practice’s secure WhatsApp account.

    Visit us for a follow-up

    We may call you back to our practice within a couple of weeks so that we can check on the progress of your whitening. We want to make sure that you are not having any adverse reaction and that the trays and recommended whitening schedule are working well for you. Additionally, we can take some progress photographs and display these on a large HD computer screen so that you can see the difference for yourself.

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    Who Would Benefit From Teeth Whitening Treatment?

    Anyone that undergoes a teeth whitening treatment gets a brighter, whiter smile and a boost of confidence.

    People with discoloured, stained teeth will therefore benefit the most from teeth whitening treatment. Sometimes, discolouration on the teeth occurs as a result of a medical issue, such as a nerve that has died, but the most common reasons for teeth stains are due to lifestyle choices, habits and ageing. Regarding the latter, the core tissue within your teeth naturally goes yellow over time, meaning that as you get older, you will notice more stains.

    Stains can range in appearance and colour, but a teeth whitening treatment will help to treat a variety of stains. Most people associate teeth staining with a yellow discolouration, which is caused by tobacco, drinks such as tea and coffee and poor oral hygiene. Brown discolouration is also common and can appear due to the factors previously listed, as well as more serious dental problems such as tartar build-up and tooth decay. Some people may even notice white stains, caused by too much fluoride, or dark tooth stains, that are black, from the silver sulphide present in their fillings and crowns. Depending on the nature of the stain, patients may be advised to have a stain removal treatment before beginning a teeth whitening treatment.

    Having good oral hygiene is a vital requirement for teeth whitening treatments. If you have health issues such as tooth decay or gum disease, some of the products may not be suitable for you. The best way to maintain good oral hygiene is to regularly brush your teeth, and use additional products such as dental floss and mouthwash, as well as attend regular dental appointments so that any potential issues can be addressed at the earliest opportunity. Before teeth whitening treatment commences for any of our patients, we’ll assess the suitability of your teeth and your oral hygiene, to ensure that the treatment is right for you and would be effective without causing any problems. Our treatment is also suitable for those with sensitive teeth. Whilst some teeth sensitivity may occur during the treatment, our dentists can make suggestions to minimise this, both pre and post-treatment.

    Teeth whitening does not tend to work properly for patients with dental crowns, as the products do not work on the materials that are used for fillings and crowns. Crowns do tend to stay the same colour though, so if your crown is whiter than your teeth, you could have the rest of your teeth whitened so then they match the shade of your crown.

    Professional Teeth Whitening In Didsbury: How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

    Our effective tooth whitening treatment is designed to be safe, pain-free and easy to use at home in just a few simple steps.

    First, your dentist will conduct an oral health check, to make sure that you are suitable for the treatment. In your first appointment, your dentist will use our iTero scanner to take impressions of your teeth. This will ensure that your whitening tray fits correctly. The tray is made from soft, clear plastic and is designed to fit precisely and comfortably, to hold the whitening gel against your teeth. By creating a tray that is tailored exactly to your teeth and the shape of your mouth, you can rest assured that each tooth will have an even and consistent coverage of the tooth whitening gel that we use.

    The ‘active ingredient’ in the gel is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in a safe amount and concentration. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter. These ingredients are usually found in common teeth whitening products, such as toothpaste, but our treatment allows the gel to be directly applied to the teeth in a higher concentration. This procedure is entirely safe, effective and pain-free, but you may experience some sensitivity throughout the treatment and for a short time after. This is completely normal and isn’t a cause for concern. It should pass within a couple of days. If you are concerned, you can speak to a member of our experienced team here at Parkfield Dental for advice, reassurance and peace of mind.

    Once you have received your teeth whitening tray, your dentist will tell you how to use it – our home whitening kits allow you to have teeth whitening sessions in the comfort of your own home! We always recommend that our patients carry out the whitening before bedtime, as your teeth are more likely to stain immediately after the treatment because your pores are open. This night time method also means that you can achieve whiter teeth without any disruption to your day! Our dentists can discuss a personalised plan with you when your treatment commences, to ensure that you’re fully informed and confident about when and how to use the custom trays.

    The total treatment can usually be done within two to four weeks and the results are long-lasting. For whiter teeth for years to come, simply have top-up whitening sessions every six to nine months, following advice from your dentist. Aftercare is minimal – teeth whitening has even been easier! Your dentist will recommend specific guidance based on your own dental health, but generally, it involves regular brushing using fluoride toothpaste and regular dental check-ups.

    Stain Removal & Teeth Whitening

    Based on the results of your dentist’s assessment when they take a look at your teeth and your oral hygiene, to assess your suitability, they may recommend that you have a stain removal treatment prior to starting a teeth whitening plan, in order to remove any underlying stains. This is because some teeth whitening products cannot effectively remove stubborn stains. Here at Parkfield Dental, we use a high-tech stain removal solution called AirFlow, which used a jet of compressed air, water and sodium bicarbonate particles to blast the tooth surface and remove stains and plaque. Results using AirFlow can be achieved in under 20 minutes, so the treatment is quick and easy, with minimal disruption to your day.

    What Are The Risks Of DIY Teeth Whitening?

    There are many suggestions out there, particularly online, for DIY teeth whitening solutions.

    Some of these are homemade concoctions including charcoal, mashed bananas and strawberries, whilst bleaching kits and teeth whitening strips can include harmful substances such as diluted bleach! Whilst many people are tempted by these solutions – which are often advertised as quick and cost-effective – seeking a quality tooth whitening treatment from a qualified dentist is always the best option.

    Here at Parkfield Dental, our solution is extremely simple and cost-effective, with the added benefit of having a dentist guide you through the process. Even with teeth whitening kits that can be ordered online, some of these do not contain a sufficient amount of the whitening product to be effective.

    The dangers of DIY teeth whitening kits are varied, with side effects that can depend on the individual. However, here are some risks that are associated with these kits:

    • A poor-fitting tray: If your tray is not made-to-measure and therefore does not fit properly, this may result in the bleaching gel leaking out. This can then irritate the gums, causing gum sensitivity and even blistering in the mouth.
    • Throat and stomach damage: By using harmful substances, especially in an ill-fitting tray that makes them leak, you are at risk of swallowing them. This is extremely dangerous and can cause serious burns to your stomach and throat, amongst many other issues.
    • Gum damage: High concentrations of hydrogen peroxide found in DIY kits can cause gum infections and gum disease. Signs of these issues include red, inflamed gums and even bleeding.
    • Enamel erosion: Common products used in DIY kits include hydrogen peroxide and bicarbonate. With improper use, and without dentist supervision, these can cause severe damage to the tooth enamel, which is there to protect the teeth and give them a glossy finish. When the enamel is eroded and becomes exposed, your teeth are more susceptible to yellowing and thinning. This, therefore, has the opposite effect of a tooth whitening solution.
    • Tooth sensitivity and irritation: Whilst it is normal to experience some sensitivity with any tooth whitening treatment, this should disappear within a couple of days. However, with DIY kits that are made with harmful products, you’re at risk of worsening your tooth sensitivity and experiencing irritation for a longer period of time.

    The Solution: Using A Highly Qualified Dentist To Deliver A Personalised Teeth Whitening Treatment

    The safest and most effective way to achieve whiter teeth is with a treatment from your dentist.

    It is illegal for any non-dental professional to administer teeth whitening treatments, which highlights the importance of having a highly qualified professional to assist you and oversee the treatment. Because certain teeth whitening products are not always suitable for patients, depending on factors such as their tooth enamel and overall hygiene, having a consultation with your dentist is crucial. Receiving the treatment from an online source or a non-dental professional could lead to several complications, as previously discussed. The skills, techniques and expertise of your dentist are unrivalled, and there is no team better placed to guide you through teeth whitening treatment than the dentists at Parkfield Dental.

    Here at Parkfield, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience for all of our patients, whether they have opted for our teeth whitening solution or are receiving any of our other treatments. We deliver this experience by forming close relationships with our patients and taking the time to learn about their needs and concerns. We will then deliver a personal service tailored to each patient, to ensure that they receive a treatment that is suitable for them and that will achieve the best results. It is this approach to dental care that has earned us such a strong reputation in the area over the last 30 years, serving customers in our Manchester clinic from Didsbury and other areas of Manchester, as well as further afield from Hale, Heaton Mersey, Gatley and surrounding areas.

    Interested In Achieving A Brighter, Whiter Smile? Get In Touch With Parkfield Today

    If you’d like to find out more about our tooth whitening solution and whether the treatment is suitable for you, get in touch with us today and a member of our dedicated team will be happy to answer your questions and provide more information. You can get in touch with us by calling 0161 445 2397 or by sending an email to info@parkfield-dental.co.uk.

    Frequently asked questions about teeth whitening

    • Can I still have teeth whitening if I have sensitive teeth?

      Sensitivity is much less now with modern techniques and happens much less often. If however it does occur whilst whitening there are lots of options either pre or during the treatment that our dentists can help you with.

    • Are there any risks involved?

      Not all stains can be lightened by over-the-counter or professional bleaching, and your dentist will be able to give you guidance. Rest assured the dental professionals who manufacture these products have worked hard to ensure teeth whitening is both safe and effective.

    • How can I look after my teeth after they have been whitened?

      We recommend the following tips to care for your teeth:

      • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
      • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
      • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend
    • Do teeth whitening treatments actually work?

      Yes, tooth whitening treatments are actually very effective and impactful – especially when performed by an experienced and properly trained dental professional. Tooth whitening treatments most often uses a peroxide-based gel in order to lighten the colour of your teeth. But how exactly does this process whiten teeth? Well, when these chemicals break down, they actually release oxygen. This, in turn, get into the hard tooth surface (the enamel, in other words) and begins to whiten them. This is what makes them such a popular part of cosmetic dentistry.

    • What’s the difference between professional teeth whitening kits and over the counter products?

      There is quite a big difference between a tooth whitening treatment delivered by a dental professional and one bought over the counter, and it has a lot to do with our regulations here in the UK. In fact, shop bought home kits for tooth whitening are only allowed to contain 0.1% of hydrogen peroxide – anything above this actually against the law.

      On the other hand, whitening treatments performed by certified and trained dentists can contain up to 6% of hydrogen peroxide. As such, the low levels of peroxide in home kits doesn’t achieve the same stable and long term results that professional whitening solutions do. Professional teeth whitening results in whiter teeth and is a more reliable whitening option, but this dental treatment must be dispensed by a trained professional and your suitability for the tooth whitening treatment will need to be assessed first.

    • Does tooth whitening hurt?

      Tooth whitening doesn’t actually hurt, but it is quite common to feel some sensitivity either during the treatment, or shortly afterwards. This sensitivity is entirely normal and should begin to subside over a couple of days. If it doesn’t, however, or if you are concerned about any sensitivity or pain you are experiencing, then you should get in touch with us here at Parkfield Dental. We are always on hand and our expert dentists can help to provide any extra advice you may need.

      For example, it may be recommended that you try a new or different toothpaste or other dental care products in order to help reduce any sensitivity you are experiencing. However, many high quality tooth whitening treatments include anti-sensitivity ingredients in the gels in order to avoid this sensitivity from occurring.

    • Am I suitable for a tooth whitening treatment?

      A lot of people are actually very suitable for a professional tooth whitening treatment. However, some people may not be suitable for certain tooth whitening products if they have dental health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay and other problems. This is one of the reasons that having a professional consultation with your dentist here at Parkfield Dental is so important. In order to make sure that your teeth whitening treatment goes as well as possible, we’ll need to first assess the suitability of your teeth and the current state of your oral health. This helps us to make sure that your whitening procedure is safe and successful.

    • How much whiter will my teeth look after treatment?

      Generally speaking, teeth whitening treatments have an amazing effect. Here at Parkfield Dental, we have helped many happy patients find a whiter, brighter and more confident smile with our tooth whitening treatments. However, it is always worth knowing that the exact results of your tooth whitening will vary depending on your own individual teeth. Fortunately, when you have your professional initial consultation with your dentist here at Parkfield, we will be able to advise you on the likely results of your treatment.

    • How long will my results last?

      When performed by trained and experienced dental professionals, the results of your tooth whitening treatment will be long lasting and enduring. If maintained and looked after properly, the results of your tooth whitening can last for years to come. Often, all you need to do to maintain these results is to carry out simple top-ups every six to nine months which you should be able to do at home. When it comes time to do this, your dentist will be able to provide you with everything you need.

    • What is a tooth whitening tray?

      The main ingredient in our teeth whitening product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This is the same for most teeth whitening products on the market these days, just some will be in higher/lower concentrations than others. The biggest difference in any of these products lies within the device used to hold the whitening gel onto your teeth.In many cases this device is called a tooth whitening tray, which is a customised tray made of soft, clear plastic. It is very similar in shape and size to a gum shield – only much more precise in the way it sits against your teeth. The bespoke creation of your own tray will ensure every one of your teeth receives even and consistent coverage.

    • Does tooth whitening damage enamel?

      The conclusive answer is no, tooth whitening does not damage your teeth’s natural enamel. Your enamel is one of the hardest elements of your body and contains lots of tiny tubules. When you whiten a tooth you do not take the top or outer layer off, contrary to popular belief. The enamel itself is not what really stains, it is the layer of tissue under the enamel (called dentin) that absorbs the majority of any stains.

      The tooth whitening process opens the pores of the outer layer and the product flows through the enamel tubules, allowing the cleaning agent to access the stains underneath. So instead of removing a layer, it bypasses the top layer to work on the stains below.

    • Can tooth whitening damage gums?

      Whitening your teeth will not cause any permanent damage to your gums. Gum irritation can indeed occur as there’s a chance your gums will be sensitive to the chemicals used. This is one of the few risk factors involved with teeth whitening, but there will be no everlasting damage or concern.

      Precisely fitted teeth whitening trays will help to ensure no overspill of gel occurs on your gumline. If you do get some product on your gums and experience a burning sensation you should stop treatment immediately and rinse your mouth out with warm salt water. Try using less gel in the tray with future applications. Gum irritation usually resolves itself after a few days, but please speak to the team at Parkfield Dental if you are concerned or the discomfort doesn’t go away.

    • What time is best to whiten my teeth?

      Your teeth are more susceptible to stains immediately after whitening, as the pores in your teeth are more open and allow stains in more easily. So, we highly recommend whitening before bedtime as it reduces the opportunity for staining and the need for stain removal afterwards. It also provides time for your teeth to rehydrate and remineralise during the night, whilst you sleep. Our dedicated and professional dentists will of course discuss your plan of action and maintenance schedule before you leave the surgery, so you know exactly when the right times will be for you to whiten your teeth at home.

    • Will teeth whiteners affect my crown?

      Teeth whitening procedures do not tend to work on the types of materials used to create dental crowns or fillings. They will, however, tend to stay the same colour as when you first had them put in. If you have a white crown but slightly yellowed or stained teeth, you should have the rest of your teeth whitened to match the shade of your crown.

    • Do tooth whitening strips work?

      Tooth whitening strips can be bought over the counter at most chemists and supermarkets. These do not contain the same concentration of ingredients used by our team of professional dentists – they have a much lower concentration to make them safe to sell in stores. Therefore, while tooth whitening strips may help to lift some surface stains, they are nowhere near as effective as having your teeth professionally whitened here at Parkfield Dental Practice Didsbury.

    • Can my beauty therapist give me tooth whitening treatment?

      It is illegal for non-dental professionals to carry out teeth whitening treatments. They do not have the skills or expertise to properly assess your mouth prior to any treatment. It may be the case that you have other problems or underlying issues that need addressing before tooth whitening is suitable. The condition of your enamel may even make you unsuitable for certain methods of teeth whitening, so it is always best to consult a professional dentist.

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