If you'd like affordable teeth whitening in Bolton that gives quick, long lasting and stunning results, our highly rated dentist can help.
At Dental Design Studio in Bolton, we only offer the very best professional home and in surgery teeth whitening treatments.
Our teeth whitening team is led by practice owner and principal dentist, Dr Riaz Mitha (GDC no: 81943) who has almost 20 years of extensive experience having trained with some of the world's best dentists.
All our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our clinic is monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can rest assured you're in safe hands here at Dental Design Studio.
This is our most cost effective method of whitening your teeth. The treatment involves taking some impressions of your teeth to construct a set of whitening trays. Next, our cosmetic dentist will ensure they are well fitting and there are no areas where saliva ingress can occur.
This is the key to a successful teeth whitening that delivers a truly outstanding and uniform result.
The home whitening kit consists of a set of whitening syringes of two different concentrations: 10% and 16% carbamide peroxide. You will use the 10% gel first and insert it into your whitening tray to wear overnight.
The gel should be syringed into the whitening tray and then inserted in the mouth so that the whitening gel is in contact with frontal surface of the tooth.
We generally recommend that you alternate each day rather than wear both of the trays together as this allows a 24 hour rest period that minimises any sensitivity which may develop if you whiten every single day.
Once you have finished the initial 10% carbide peroxide, it is time to move up to the higher 16% gel. This increase in concentration has been clinically proven to be the most effective way of whitening your teeth.
As the 16% gel has a greater peroxide content, it can be worn for 2-3 hours rather than overnight. The main symptom people can have with whitening is sensitivity as the gel can open up small microscopic tubules in the teeth that cause a transient sensitivity and make it difficult to whiten them.
This is the main reason why most people stop whitening their teeth and as a result, don't get an outstanding result they wanted.
Luckily there are solutions to prevent and or reduce teeth whitening sensitivity. First of all, it happens to younger people more often so a 20 year old will get more sensitivity than a 60 year old. This is due to the size of the nerve chamber inside the tooth; it gets smaller as you age hence the tooth also becomes less sensitive.
If your gums are receded, then you are also prone to experience more sensitivity. If that's the case, it is best to start using a de-sensitising toothpaste such as Sensodyne or a high-fluoride toothpaste before and during the whitening treatment. This will keep sensitivity to a minimum and allow you to continue to whiten your teeth.
You can also alternate the days you are whitening so that the teeth have a rest day which will also help keep sensitivity to a minimum. If you have abrasion cavities or any leaking fillings, these will have to be addressed before the whitening treatment begins.
Abrasion cavities cased by aggressive tooth brushing is very common and can be treated simply by placing a temporary filling material before the whitening process starts. As the colour of the teeth becomes whiter, these can be replaced later with more definitive composite restorations that will match the new tooth colour.
It is important to store your whitening kit in the fridge as syringes need to be kept cool. Studies have shown that the gel works best at very low temperature and the effectiveness deteriorates if stored in a warm environment. The syringes generally have an expiry date of about one year if kept in the fridge.
During the whitening process we advise to keep coloured foods such as tea, coffee and red wine to a minimum. If you do have to consume them, wait at least 1 hour after removing your whitening trays as your teeth are more porous during this time and may absorb the stain.
Any existing fillings or crowns will not whiten so you need to consider this before you start the whitening treatment. If your crown is at the front it may become very noticeable as your teeth become whiter. Generally it is not advisable to replace any crowns or fillings within two weeks of finishing the whitening to allow the colour to stabilise so that a more accurate shade can be taken.
If performed correctly, after home whitening your teeth will not discolour significantly over time as the process is performed over a few weeks so is very effective. However, patients undergoing an in-surgery whitening treatment where all of the whitening is performed in just a few hours, suffer more from relapse discolouration as some of the whitening is due to dehydration of the tooth during the procedure rather than actual whitening.
Your whitening trays should last you a very long time if you look after them. If you find that your teeth have discoloured a bit, all you will require are the whitening gel syringes that are not overly expensive to buy so the maintenance is very cost effective.
If you already have some whitening gel in your fridge, please check the expiry date as it may not be safe or effective to use it after that.
Consuming coloured foods and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine can discolour your teeth over time so we advise to keep these foods to a minimum especially during the whitening process.
Whitening toothpastes can also be helpful at removing staining present on your teeth however they do not whiten your teeth per se. They usually have abrasive particles in them that remove surface stains, however over zealous use can cause other problems such as enamel abrasion and gum recession.
We generally do not recommend that you use a whitening toothpaste during the whitening process as this may make your teeth very sensitive, however it is ok for maintenance.
Are you after a quick result? Come, relax and have your teeth whitened in less than an hour. The Dental Design Studio in Bolton chairside whitening process is a quick, easy and convenient way to brighten up your smile. Chairside whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.
Our most popular in surgery treatment is Enlighten teeth whitening. It is a cost effective and proven method for guaranteed whiter teeth.
We also utilise the latest ‘Zoom 2’ whitening system as featured on hit tv shows ‘Ten years younger’ and ‘Extreme makeover’. Sometimes a home whitening kit is required so you can continue to experience the benefits of Zoom in the comfort of your own home for a truly dazzling result.
Enlighten is a whitening package that combines both at-home and in-surgery whitening. The first process is similar to the home whitening procedure however the mouthguards are more sophisticated and the gels are also more effective.
We normally give the patient 2-4 weeks to complete the home whitening process depending on their susceptibility to sensitivity.
The kit includes special swabs which have an effective desensitising solution and can be applied during the whitening process. It also includes the Enlighten tooth serum that is very effective.
Once the home whitening stage is complete, we perform the in-surgery session as soon as possible. This consists of 2 x 20 minute cycles of application of activated hydrogen peroxide. It is performed using the patient’s own trays and no lights or lasers.
The result is usually very dramatic and the trays can be kept for maintenance whitening.
Please see the official Enlighten website for further information.
Zoom is an in-surgery whitening procedure that normally takes about two hours to complete. If you are looking for a quick whitening result with minimal fuss, then zoom whitening may be ideal for you.
The first part of the process is the 'block-out procedure' where the teeth are isolated and the gums are covered with a special resin to prevent irritation after the gel is applied. Once this has been performed, the whitening gel is applied to surfaces of the teeth and the special zoom light is applied to activate the gel.
The procedure consists of 4 cycles of 15 minutes per cycle. Finally a desensitiser is applied before the block out resin is removed and the patient is allowed to rinse.
As the procedure is performed in one session the results are not as dramatic as the home kits, however great for milder discolouration and for people who may struggle to wear a whitening tray.
Also, with Zoom, some of the whitening is caused by dehydration of the teeth so they may discolour slightly after getting rehydrated after.
It is possible to combine Zoom with some home whitening for a more effective and longer lasting result. When some of the whitening has been performed in the surgery there is less whitening required at home.
Our prices start from £375. We have ensured our teeth whitening treatment cost is extremely competitive when compared to other expert cosmetic dentists in Bolton.
We also provide flexible payment options, including 0% interest free finance, so you can spread the cost of your treatment to make it more affordable.
"As a very nervous patient I was immediately put at ease by dental nurse, Jill. Riaz has been my dentist for many years now and has completed root canal treatment, crown replacement and whitening all with excellent results.
I would not hesitate to recommend this practice."