Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening

What is Tooth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening is now a very popular way of improving the appearance of your teeth. It is very reasonably priced and can be very effective in a lot of cases. Teeth whitening is non –invasive and non surgical so can be very good for patients who would just like a minor change to their appearance.

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How does teeth whitening work?

Unfortunately teeth whitening is not suitable for everyone there are different factors which need to be taken into consideration before commencing this treatment.

Tooth-coloured fillings, crowns, bridges and veneers will not lighten when your teeth are bleached. So if you have a lot of these types of restorations in your mouth you may not notice any improvement. Or if you lighten the teeth they will then make the bridges, crowns and veneers seem darker.

Teeth whitening treatment does not produce the same results on all types of teeth discoloration. Someone with yellow tinted teeth would probably have great results with bleaching, while someone with grey tinted teeth might be disappointed as they don’t bleach as well.
Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation are common sideeffects of teeth whitening treatments. People who have gum disease need treatment before getting their teeth whitened.

It’s a good idea to have thorough dental cleaning, preferably with a hygienist prior to having your teeth whitened to remove surface stains.
If you have any cavities, they should be filled before you have your teeth whitened.
Touch-ups are usually needed to maintain your desired shade, depending upon habits such as smoking, drinking coffee and tea and eating certain foods which will stain your teeth.

There are two different approaches which the dentist may take to whitening your teeth and sometimes they may consider a combination of the two.

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For more information on send us an email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk

Contact us

To speak to someone or to book an appointment:
Wimborne: 01202 889960
Dorchester: 01305 757570

In Surgery Whitening / Zoom

Teeth whitening treatment in a dental surgery offer excellent results. This procedure is performed in the dental surgery and can be done very quickly, usually in a little over an hour. Though this bleaching is expensive, the time saved and immediate results are attractive. This type of whitening can cause increased sensitivity in some patients.

In surgery whitening

Take home whitening kits

These kits are very easy to use and consist of a tray which will have been custom made to fit your teeth and some tooth whitening gel. This contains peroxide.

It is usually recommended that you wear the trays over night. However they are made from clear plastic and maybe worn for a few hours during the day instead. There is not any added benefit from wearing trays over night because the whitening gel will lose effect after a few hours.

The gel and tray system which you will receive from your dentist will differ from a kit which you buy from a shop in a couple of ways. The results you get from the shop will take longer because the peroxide gel is in a weaker concentration. The trays which you buy from a shop are not custom made like the ones your dentist will have made and this can then cause the whitening to come out of the tray and into contact with your gums, making them slightly burnt and sore.

Where to find us?

South Coast Dental Specialists have two practices located in Wimborne & Dorchester, Dorset. We see patients from all over the south of England from Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and of course Dorset.

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist

Phone: 01202 889960
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: 11 Merley Park Rd, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA


We are located only 4 minutes away from Wimborne town center At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Oakley Hill/A349 Turn right onto Merley Park Rd your destination will be on the left.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train the nearest train station to us is Poole (5 miles away). There are taxis at the station or use the buses. Taxis will cost approx. £10-£15. You can catch the free Poole flyer from the train station to the bus station, please leave an extra hour if you are doing this.

If you are travelling by bus please click here to view more information of how to get to us.

We are located only 24 minutes away from Bournemouth town center. Via Gravel Hill/A349.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Poole town center. Follow Holes Bay Rd/A350 and A349 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley.

We are located only 26 minutes away from Christchurch town center. Follow B3073, Ham Ln and A31 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley

We are located only 48 minutes away from Southampton town center. Take A3024 to Mountbatten Way/A33.


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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Learning Centre

Phone: 01305 757570
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: Avenue House, S Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1DT


We are situated close to Dorchester town centre just off the B3144 in what was the large Conservative Club building.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train there are two train stations in Dorchester – ‘Dorchester South’ which is only 0.2 miles away and ‘Dorchester West which is only 0.3 miles away.

If you are travelling by bus the closest bus stop is C1 on Trinity Street.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Weymouth town center. Follow A354, Weymouth Relief Rd and A354 to Weymouth Rd/B3147 in Dorchester.

We are located only 34 minutes away from Yeovil town center. Take Clarence St to Queensway/A30. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton

We are located only 1  hour and 39 minutes away from Wiltshire. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton.

We are located only 1  hour and 21 minutes away from Hampshire. Follow Bar End Rd/B3330 to A31.

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