We’ve seen thousands of patients grow in confidence thanks to a brighter, whiter smile. Our teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective, and come with the professional advice of one of our Dental Care’s trusted dental professionals. And for your convenience, you could have teeth whitening at the practice or with a teeth whitening kit to use at home.
The best way to keep your smile healthy and bright is to look after your teeth and gums. However, it’s not unusual to need a little help. Perhaps you smoke, or your teeth have been stained by tea, coffee or red wine. They may also lose their whiteness with age. Fortunately, our professional teeth bleaching treatments can repair discolouration quickly and safely without damaging the enamel or any other part of your teeth.
Why come to Dentist on the Green
Only dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council, like our dentists, are allowed to whiten teeth. Whichever whitening option we recommend for you, you can be sure it’s safe and effective. Plus, you’ll have a helpful initial consultation where we’ll:
Check that your teeth and gums are healthy and suitable for whitening
Discuss the best teeth whitening option for you
Show you on a chart what shade of white you can expect to achieve and to ensure a natural-looking result
Give you an idea of how long it will take; depending on your treatment, this could be anything from an hour to several weeks
If you have your teeth whitened you’ll need to make several visits to the dental surgery over a couple of months.
The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouthguard and tell you how to use it with a bleaching gel. Then, using your mouthguard at home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over 2 to 4 weeks. Some whitening gels can be left on for up to 8 hours at a time, which shortens the treatment period to 1 week.
Laser whitening, also known as power whitening, is another type of teeth whitening system that a dentist can provide. A bleaching product is painted onto your teeth and then a light or laser is shone on them to activate the whitening. Laser whitening takes about an hour.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our practice follows infection control recommendations made by the National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) . We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
• Our staff will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions – this may be done online. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
• We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter and exit the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call us on 020 8882 3909 or email email@example.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbours and friends.
Dr Fozia and the Dentist on the Green Team