Tooth whitening is a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces.
We offer 2 types of tooth whitening at Thanet House Dental Care. ‘Take Home’ custom made whitening kits & ‘Beam in Office’ whitening treatments using the latest LED light technology.
Whichever type you choose, the effects can last up to 3 years, but will vary from person to person. The effects of tooth whitening won’t last so long if you are a smoker, eat or drink products that can stain the teeth. Ask your dentist or hygienist for advice before you start treatment.
Your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and construct specially made trays which fit your mouth like a gum shield. They will then prescribe a whitening gel and teach you how to safely apply this yourself at home. The active ingredient in the gels is usually either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel of the teeth and the colour lightens.
This treatment is carried out by the dentist in one 60 minute appointment. Beam-in chair whitening can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades lighter in those 60 minutes! Your dentist will apply the gels to your teeth and use an LED light to expedite the whitening process. You will be given a ‘Take Home’ kit and customised trays and gels to boost your treatment at home to ensure the results last.
Always use whitening gels that have been prescribed by a dentist. Never buy these products online. Gels must always be used under the direct supervision of a fully qualified clinician. Top up kits are available to purchase but must be done so by prescription from a dentist.
I have been extremely happy with every aspect of my dental care since i transferred to Thanet House Dental Care from my previous provider. As such, since i was recommended to Thanet House Dental Care by a family member, i would be happy to similarly recommend the practice to others, if asked
Lynne, January 2021
We have been patients of the practice for many years, and have always been happy with the dental treatment we have received, and would most certainly recommend the practice to others
David & Ann January 2021
“I would like to thank Dr Parvin and her team in Thanet House Dental for their professionalism and utmost care provided always. I am well impressed by the endodontist, Tanya I had an appointment with today. She kept me informed on the procedures all the way and I could feel that I was in very safe and experienced hands. The whole procedure was painless. I would highly recommend Tanya.”
“Really impressed with the work of Dr Uchenna Obhio, I had a filling on the side of my tooth which needed to be replaced – can’t tell there’s ever been a hole there, it just looks like a natural tooth.”
“I just wanted to say thank you to Parvin for treating me with so much kindness and patience today. I was extremely nervous and Parvin was amazing.
The injections meant I couldn’t express myself in person so this is the next best thing! Thank you also to the lovely lady on reception who was exceedingly polite and professional.”
“I cannot say enough about the care that your surgery has given my husband and myself over the last twenty years would not cannot praise you all enough. Thank you all so much.”
“I have used Thanet House Dental Care service for many years, and I am only ceasing to do so in the future because I am moving a very considerable distance away from the area. Throughout my association with this service I have always found the administrative and nursing staff staff to be very efficient, sympathetic, and understanding of ones needs. I have had a long association with the principal of the service, and she has always been the person who has taken care of my dental requirements and treatment. I cannot thank her enough for the years of professional care she has devoted to me. She heads a very well-run establishment, which should be a model for other practises to follow. I thank them all, and wish them all well in the future.”