Restore your white tooth smile
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
How, When & How Much Does it Cost?
What does it involve?Moulds taken to make the home tooth whitening trays. Instruction given on how to use them with the whitening gel.
How many appointments?Two appointments a week apart then 3-4 weeks of wearing the trays at night should give you a lovely white smile.
How much does it cost?£350
What is teeth whitening?
Over time, our teeth can discolour and become more yellow as a result of thinning of our dental enamel. Teeth whitening is a simple and extremely effective way of restoring the colour of your teeth, giving them and you a whiter, more vibrant and youthful appearance.
Teeth whitening treatment should only be carried out by a qualified, regulated dentist or dental professional.
Professional whitening works better than any home kit
Our process involves taking moulds of your teeth and providing you with bespoke customised gum shields. You then take those gum shields home and use them to apply the tooth whitening agent. We will carefully select the correct strength and type of agent that matches your needs.
We recommend that whitening your teeth is carried out at night, and after two to three weeks your teeth will have lightened significantly.
The procedure involves no damage to your teeth and the treatment isn’t painful although some people do experience a short term feeling of sensitivity.
Is teeth whitening done by a dentist more effective than ‘over-the-counter’ kits?
Yes, definitely. Home teeth whitening kits that are sold "over the counter", including in many supermarkets, are not illegal but they have very limited whitening effect. They do not contain enough whitening agent to be effective or very long-lasting.
Everyone’s teeth and mouth are unique. Gum shields provided in ‘do-it-yourself’ kits are mass-produced, not custom-made. They will never fit as well or as comfortably as gum shields that are tailor-made by a professional.
How long does it last?
You should have whiter teeth for up to three years. This largely depends on your lifestyle – whether you’re a smoker or a non-smoker or if you regularly consume liquids or foods that are known to stain teeth like curry, red wine, tea and coffee.
We recommend you ‘top up’ your treatment at home every four to six months to keep your smile as bright and white as possible.
How much does tooth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening costs just £350 and includes two appointments, custom gum shields, specialist tooth whitening agent and expert support from our our Exeter dental surgery.
Click on the image to read our "Honest Guide To Teeth Whitening"