Cowgate Dental Surgery is committed to making sure you have the best smile you can. We offer a range of teeth whitening treatments so you can choose the one that works best for you.
We’ll work with you to achieve the perfect smile. We understand that it can be hard to maintain your pearly smile with so many demands on your time and so we offer treatments that can help brighten teeth that have been stained by sugary drinks, wine or simply time.
If you’d like to restore your shiny white smile then contact us at Cowgate Dental Surgery today. We offer excellent products and you’ll have the chance to pick an option that works for your needs without needing to compromise on quality. The following treatments are available at our surgery:
White Dental Beauty
We’ll make a custom bleaching tray from your teeth so you can be sure of the perfect fit, ensuring the treatment will work at its best. You’ll get a White Dental Beauty kit to take with you, allowing you to complete the treatment in the comfort of your own home. The kit includes syringes with bleaching gel, which you simply inject into the trays and wear for 2-4 hours, allowing you to take care of your teeth while you catch up on your TV.
This treatment is available for £220. Come in to the surgery and ask us about it today.
You don’t need an appointment to get white teeth – you can get Opalescence Go at the surgery without needing to see the dentist or have any impressions taken. Opalescence Go is only £120. You’ll be able to pick it up from the surgery and use it straight out of the box. It’s fast-working and simple to use: a white smile without fuss.
Stain Removal Treatment
If it’s especially tough staining – think tea or coffee, those old favourites – then you might want to come in to the practice for our special stain removal treatment. It’s performed using airflow: this is a jet of compressed air, water and bicarbonate particles that gently removes surface staining from your teeth.
It’s a gentle treatment; you won’t need anaesthetic. It’s simple but very effective. We offer this fantastic treatment for £40. Don’t think that your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to work – come down and ask us about a stain removal treatment today.
If you have a dark coloured or a discoloured tooth, you can be assured Cowgate Dental have the solution.
A root filled tooth can be whitened internally by inserting dental bleach into the pulp chamber or access cavity and it bleaches the tooth from the inside.
The suitability for internal bleaching is rather obvious to see. If the tooth only has a small stain on the outside, then internal bleaching would not be the appropriate treatment for you.
There are two types of bleaching products for internal bleaching. These are Carbamine Peroxide (Carbamide), or Sodium Perborate, which can be mixed with 3% hydrogen peroxide to increase effectiveness.
One of the main benefits of internal bleaching is that a dark coloured tooth can be easily corrected in root-filled teeth without the need for using post-crown drills.
Internal Bleaching from Cowgate Dental can be carried out for as little as £50.
Teeth Whitening Strips
Cowgate Dental can offer patients a teeth whitening solution for those that are more cost sensitive and equally for those looking for the most cost effective method of teeth whitening.
Cowgate Dental use WhiteWash Professional Teeth Whitening Strips which should start to produce whiter teeth in a matter of a few days.
Our teeth whitening strips can be used for 1 hour daily for up to 2 weeks or until you are happy with results achieved before that, whichever is sooner.
WhiteWash Professional Whitening Strips already have the optimum amount of whitening gel and are ready to apply to your as soon as you get home or for those who have a hectic schedule can even whiten on the go!
Teeth whitening strips possibly the least expensive effective method of teeth whitening making it possible for everyone to have that Hollywood Smile. However, there are some factors to consider if you are interested in using teeth whitening strips.
Effectiveness of Teeth Whitening Strips
More advanced teeth whitening strips claim to provide dramatic whitening effects after full treatment with visible results in as early as three days, on average however, you can expect to see results in about 1 week, This will vary from person to person and is dependent on the frequency of applications, how discoloured or stained the teeth are at the start of the treatment.
After a full treatment of teeth whitening strips, you can expect the results to last between six months and a year. Although, avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth would be strongly recommended.
Cost of Teeth Whitening Strips
Teeth Whitening Strips are a much more affordable option compared to surgery based laser treatments, which are undoubtedly the high end of the price range. Whitening strips are only slightly more expensive than whitening toothpastes sold across the country.
Ease of Using Teeth Whitening Strips
Teeth whitening strips are easily applied and can generally be carried out by the patient themselves. Each treatment is composed of two strips with the first strip being placed on the top front teeth and the second on the bottom. By far, the most complicated aspect of this is knowing which strip goes where. They are also safe to use while you are doing other things, so convenience is also a factor.
The gel used in teeth whitening strips is safe for adults, however it is always advised children do not use these and pregnant women should consult their dentist before using them. Some people will find that their teeth become a little more sensitive after prolonged use, which generally subsides after a couple of days. If you have sensitive teeth, you should consult your dentist to discuss your individual needs.
Teeth whitening strips are a good choice if you are only looking for a quick boost to your smile for a special event or occasion.
Teeth whitening strips at Cowgate Dental come in packs of 6 and cost only a mere £55. How much is a great smile worrth to you?
Teeth Whitening Kits
• They produce white teeth.
• Can be used conveniently, when you choose.
• Temporary sensitivity with some patients.
• Temporary white spots for some patients but they disappear quickly.
• Compliance of the patient is critical for success
Clinically proven to whiten teeth up to six shades
Philips Zoom! teeth whitening can make your teeth up to 6 shades whiter in just 45 minutes. Thanks to our light-activated technology, you can see dramatic results in less time than your lunch break.
The Zoom Procedure
The complete procedure takes less than an hour, but a regular teeth cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom teeth whitening session. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. The dentist or dental assistant then applies the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, which works together with the Zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this time, you can relax, watch TV or listen to music.
The gel is applied for three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total treatment time of 45 minutes. Immediately afterwards, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.
Aftercare: Maintaining Whitening Effects
You will be given a Zoom home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays. Follow your dentist’s instructions for when and how to use this touch-up kit.
To help maintain the whitening effects of your treatment, your dentist may advise you to avoid certain foods and beverages, or consume them in moderation to avoid staining your teeth. This includes tea, coffee, red wine, cola, etc
Teeth Whitening FAQ’s
How is Teeth Whitening done?
At Cowgate Dental, we only use the best products so we think that is your decision if you want to do it at home, at our clinic or a combination of both.
What kind of stains can it remove?
Teeth whitening can remove stains that are caused by coffee, cigarettes, wine or medications such as antibiotics like tetracycline.
Who is not suitable for?
Pregnant women and anyone under the age of 18.
Will the dentist do an oral examination before the procedure?
Yes, the dentist is going to not only make an oral examination, but they will review your oral history, and give you a teeth whitening treatment plan.
What if I have fillings, dentures, crowns or porcelain restorations?
We can remove stains only from the enamel surface and our dentists will make sure your teeth are whitened to an even shade (in Surgery Whitening only). If you require additional treatment, it can be done at Cowgate Dental.
After teeth whitening treatment what should I eat or drink?
It is advised not to eat and drink anything coloured for between 24-48 hours. Also, you should not smoke anything for the same period of time.