We have all been bombarded since our childhood years with information about sugary food and drinks lead to tooth decay. How certain citrus fruits, fruit juices and sparkling water can cause our teeth to erode and become sensitive, and how incorrect tooth brushing can similarly gum recession.
Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. Treatment can take as little as two weeks, meaning it’s the perfect way to boost your smile (and your confidence) before a special occasion, perhaps a wedding, a big family gathering, or an important business presentation. What’s more, most of the treatment is carried out at home overnight, so you won’t need lots of lengthy dental appointments (although you will still need to visit the practice a few times so that we can check on your progress and give you the best treatment available).
The single most important thing to remember if you’re looking to whiten your teeth is to only do so with the help of a qualified dentist. Tooth whitening kits available online can be dangerous, and may actually damage your teeth, leading to pain, discomfort and serious dental health complications.
We use various different whitening systems such as Enlighten, Phillips Zoom and Boutique, all of which are tried, tested and safe.
First, you’ll see the dentist to ensure you are suitable to undertake tooth whitening, here the dentist will take an impression of your teeth, so we can create bespoke tooth-whitening trays to fit your teeth perfectly. The tray turnaround time is about two weeks; at your second appointment, when the trays are ready, we’ll show you how to use them and the whitening gel that comes with them. You take the gel and trays home and wear them overnight for 14 consecutive nights.
Depending on which system you opt for, this may be enough to achieve your desired end result or if you opt for the Enlighten system, the final appointment sees you having a last treatment in the practice, so bring your trays with you!
Whiter teeth in just a few weeks – what’s not to like?
At your third and final appointment you will have an in-house treatment, so be sure to bring your trays with you. This will help to ensure a consistent overall look at the end of treatment.
Online Booking For New Patients
New patients are able to register and book online by clicking the BOOK ONLINE button below.
This will open up a new page in your browser and allow you to register and book your appointment at a convenient time to you. You will also be able to select if you wish to be seen as a Private patient or on the NHS. You will need your mobile telephone and an email address to register and book. Please ensure you receive confirmation via email that your appointment has been booked. In your confirmation email you will also receive a link, which you will need to download and fill in your MEDICAL HISTORY and SOCIAL HISTORY forms. You will need to bring these documents filled in to your dental appointment along with 1 form of photo identification and one recent utility bill as proof of address. If you are on any NHS exemptions, you will need to bring proof of this to your appointment, otherwise you will need to pay for your treatment on the day.
We ask that you attend approximately 15 minutes before your appointment to complete your registration on the day.
Please note that we have a strict failed or missed appointment policy, and if you miss your appointment, you will no longer be able to book any further appointments at S3 Dental.
We look forward to seeing you.
Online Booking For New Patients
Existing patients can now book an appointment for an examination or problem via our online booking facility.
Please click on the link below, where you will be directed to our online booking system.
Once the page loads, be sure to select "existing patient" at the top of the page and then proceed to book your appointment.
Alternatively you can use the CONTACT page and send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.