Boutique Whitening FAqs

Boutique Whitening is a premium quality whitening gel that delivers superior results, sometimes with a noticeable improvement in just a few days.

It uses trays and gel, to gently whiten your teeth, over a period of a couple of weeks. This is the safest and most evidenced-based method of whitening your teeth. 

You simply wear the trays with the gel for 2 to 4 hours or overnight while sleeping

We no longer have to use the messy impressions to capture the shape of your teeth. Instead one of our friendly scanning team can do a digital scan of your teeth in 3D. This means less mess and more accuracy, and so better fitting trays. 

As the scans are sent to the laboratory via the interweb, we can often get trays back even quicker.

(please note sometimes, we may not quite get the scan right first time, and a rescan will be arranged as soon as possible)

You must be over 18 to start whitening.

If pregnant or breast feeding, we cannot do teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening does not whiten crowns or bridges, or implants, or fillings, or dentures.

Therefore you must consider whether starting a course of whitening would mean other areas of dental work may be needed after.

Whitening can cause transient sensitivity, and most people manage with this, however, only a few will find that their teeth are too sensitive to whiten. We cannot make any refunds if you cannot whiten your teeth because of sensitivity.

Whitening gel that gets on the gum area can irritate the gum and cause redness of the gum and sometimes even whitening of the gum area. This is transient, and goes after about a day. The dosing dot, and following the advised instructions of use will help prevent this.

Please note if you have white speckles on your teeth from fluorosis or from hypoplasia of enamel, these areas can show up more after whitening.

After you have had your scan, it takes about 2 weeks to see you again to give you your whitening trays. It is at this visit you can collect your trays and whitening kit, and we can show you how to whiten your teeth. You can then begin your whitening at home that day or night.

Your teeth will always look their best after a top-up of whitening. So this depends on you.

Most of the time, we would recommend a quick top-up a few days before a big event, like a wedding, or party, or if you’re just planning to go out for the weekend. 

Just doing a top-up the day before going out is a nice feeling, and can give great results.

Aside from this, a quick top-up every 6 months is also a good idea. 

Once you have started whitening with us you can order a 4 gel Boutique Top-up kit. 

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Whitening can be sensitive to some, and this is transient during the whitening phase.

Everybody has a different experience of sensitivity, and we have protocols and tips to help with this.

Whitening does not harm the teeth in any way. There is no damage to tooth structure, or strength with whitening.

The whitening gel that we use complies with European standards, and we always recommend only whitening your teeth with a dental professional.

Whitening only works on your natural tooth. It does not whiten crowns or fillings, or implants or bridges. 

You can still use whitening over your composite bonding, to help brighten these and to keep the margins white, however, generally it doesn’t whiten these. 

If you are thinking about whitening your teeth, you need to consider whether any fillings or crowns will stand out following whitening, and plan to have these replaced.

If you have faint or obvious white spots on your teeth, these may show up even more following whitening.

White spots and flecks on teeth may be caused by mottling in the past, from fluoride, or from trauma to the baby teeth.

Your teeth can still be whitened, but please note that these faint or obvious white spots will become more white, and show up more. 

The best way is to still whiten your teeth, and either accept the appearance of these white spots, or to plan for these to be treated with Composite Bonding.

There is always a saturation point and a limit to how white Teeth Whitening can get your teeth. 

After a course of whitening, we can review your results and see if any further treatment is recommended.

In cases where we do Composite Bonding after whitening, we can match or even enhance the whitening result. 

We use a range of high quality composite resin materials and we also stock the whitest of composite resin materials available, these include the superbright range. 

Note we also have aesthetic and natural looking composites too. And we aim to get the result that’s right for you.

We do not use a shade guide to measure whitening, as these are inaccurate and subjective. Instead we use photography and artistic judgment as well as feedback to help gauge what is right for you.

We always aim to make you happy, and we have hundreds of happy patients with Boutique Whitening; we also use the best in techniques when it comes to digital scanning, and use of bespoke trays, and as one of the biggest providers of whitening, we have learnt how to deliver quality in results in our protocol, and service in looking after you.

However we can never guarantee a result with whitening.

It is very rare for there to be no result, however a few cases may need extra whitening gels, and may take longer to whiten.

When you attend your review appointment, you will get a FREE WHITENING TOP-UP (1.3g  syringe of Pola Day or Night Whitening) regardless of the result. If you fail to attend this appointment you will not get this free top-up. 

Extra whitening gel can be supplied at additional cost. Often in cases of tooth wear or in older patients, whitening may not be as effective, however this may not always be the case and often we still get great results in these difficult cases.

In severe cases of tetracycline staining, sometimes whitening can take months, and even after that, supplemental treatments may be indicated.

Top tips for you once you’ve begun your Whitening

Here are some top tips for when you’re whitening

Choose a set time everyday, this can help with consistency.

Brush your teeth with a sensitive toothpaste and Floss before whitening.

Only use a small amount of gel for each tooth you want to whiten (half a grain of rice).

Don’t use gel on your back teeth where no one can see, use on front surface of teeth.

Use only light pressure on the gel syringes, and keep the tip close to the tray.

Do not eat or drink while you have your trays in.

“Day” whitening – just wear the trays for 1 – 2 hours.

“Night” whitening – wear the trays overnight while you sleep.

After whitening, rinse your mouth, and rinse the whitening trays with cold water.

Store the trays
in your box.

Store the whitening gels somewhere cold and dry and away from children.

If sensitive, you can skip a day, but try to be as consistent as possible.

If sensitive, you can try squeezing a little sensitive toothpaste in the whitening trays and wear this for 30 mins ( I personally do this after my whitening, but it can make the trays a bit messy).

Reduce tea, coffee, curries, red wine, and smoking, a good way to help you give up.

Don’t expect instant results, some people notice immediate change, some take a week or 2.

Have realistic expectations.

Different lighting and your own perception of the whitening can be difficult to judge so trust the process and keep at it.

Come back for review where we can compare photos.

We can’t guarantee results, but there’s no better way of whitening your teeth than professional tooth whitening with gels and trays.

Teeth whitening and the competition is only open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over. 

Closing date for entry will be specified on the competition post.

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Bury Dental is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.

If the prize is deemed to be not suitable for the winner, and not in their interest, then Bury Dental can refuse the prize and an alternative of £50 credit towards any treatment at Bury Dental will be offered.

As part of the prize, winners will have to have a full assessment at Bury Dental to check suitability of the prize, and all appointments for this and the prize must be made at Bury Dental.

Winners will be chosen at random by software, from all correct entries received.

The winners will be notified by email and/or DM on Instagram/Facebook within 14 days of the closing date. If the winners cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

Bury Dental’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material for Bury Dental and Boutique Whitening.

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Bury Dental will judge the competition and decide on the winner who will be picked at random.

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Bury Dental shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting.

Bury Dental also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

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