Tooth Whitening

We’ve seen thousands of patients grow in confidence thanks to a brighter, whiter smile. Our teeth whitening treatments are safe and effective.

The best way to keep your smile healthy and bright is to look after your teeth and gums. However, it’s not unusual to need a little help. Perhaps you smoke, or your teeth have been stained by tea, coffee or red wine. They may also lose their whiteness with age. Fortunately, our professional teeth bleaching treatments can repair discolouration quickly and safely without damaging the enamel or any other part of your teeth.

Registered with the General Dental Council

Only dental professionals registered with the General Dental Council, like our dentists, are allowed to whiten teeth. Whichever whitening option we recommend for you, you can be sure it’s safe and effective. Plus, you’ll have a helpful initial consultation where we’ll:

  1. Check that your teeth and gums are healthy and suitable for whitening
  2. Discuss the best teeth whitening option for you
  3. Show you on a chart what shade of white you can expect to achieve and to ensure a natural-looking result
  4. Give you an idea of how long it will take; depending on your treatment, this could be anything from an hour to several weeks

Teeth whitening at home

Your dentist will give you a teeth whitening kit, with trays and gel, to take home. The tray should be worn as recommended by your dentist and most people wear them overnight. It may take a few weeks to achieve the shade of white you’re looking for.

How should you care for your teeth afterwards?

Your whitening treatment should last for up to three years. This can vary a bit from person to person, but mostly it’s about how well you look after your teeth after treatment. So we recommend:

  • Regular check-ups with your dentist and visits to the hygienist for a scale and polish
  • Properly cleaning your teeth at home
  • Stopping or at least cutting down on smoking
  • Cutting back on foods and drinks which can stain your teeth

Is teeth whitening right for you?

  • You’ll need to be at least 18, although this can occasionally depend on individual circumstances
  • Your teeth and gums must be healthy, so your dentist will check this for you
  • If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s best to delay having your teeth whitened because it’s not yet clear whether the bleaching products can affect the baby
  • Bleaching products can’t lighten the colour of any crowns, veneers, bridges or dentures

If your dentist decides you’re not suitable for bleaching, you could consider veneers or crowns for any particularly discoloured or damaged teeth