Tooth whitening (bleaching) can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it will lighten the existing shades.
Teeth can easily become stained, especially if you drink a lot of tea and coffee, or you smoke. They also become darker as we get older.
Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening. Your dentist will be able to assess if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are.
There is a choice of in-practice tooth whitening or home bleaching. See our price list.
Patients choose in-practice treatment when they want the convenience of a quick effective treatment, done in around 1 hour. Your gums are shielded with a protective gel; the bleach is applied and activated with a blue light. It’s that simple.
Alternatively, we offer a take home whitening system; this achieves almost the same results but takes much longer. We take an impression of your teeth and have custom made trays that fit perfectly onto your teeth. We will show you how to apply the whitening gel so that you may carry out the treatment at home at your convenience. In the long tern this is an excellent cheap way to achieve and maintain white teeth. For £295.00 you can re-use the mouthguards for years and thus only ever have to buy the bleaching gel at an additional cost.
Tooth whitening can make a noticeable difference to your smile, helping you to feel younger and more confident.