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Looking for a whiter smile this season? Check out our teeth whitening treatments

A brilliant new smile with mydentist teeth whitening treatments

Learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, available to all patients at mydentist*

Are you looking for the best teeth whitening solution available? Look no further than mydentist. Teeth whitening is a great way to enhance the colour of your teeth and improve your smile.

Teeth whitening choices

At mydentist, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get the smile they deserve. We offer a number of industry-leading systems to whiten teeth and ensure the best results for everyone.

Enlighten Whitening

Enhance your smile with a professional tooth whitening system from Enlighten. A 14-night treatment with custom-made, super-sealed trays and pH-stable gels for long-lasting results.

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Philips Zoom!

Philips Zoom! Professional Whitening can whiten your teeth up to 6 shades in just 1 hour. Containing ingredients designed to reduce tooth sensitivity, Zoom! is EU-compliant, safe and reliable.

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Take home teeth whitening at mydentist

After your dentist has carried out an examination, we create a comfortable custom-made tray  which holds the safe bleaching gel on your teeth. Using this combination a few hours a day or overnight for up to three weeks, you can brighten your teeth and smile with confidence.

Teeth whitening results

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Teeth whitening FAQs

Can I afford teeth whitening?

We believe everyone should be able to afford the benefits of teeth whitening. That's why we offer a range of competitive prices, and we’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your budget.

What is the difference between professional and non-professional whitening treatments?

Over-the-counter whitening treatments like strips and toothpaste aren’t always effective and can be difficult to use. Professional whitening treatments like Enlighten and Philips whitening are fast, effective, and safe, offering more reliable results than over-the-counter solutions, meaning you get the right result first time.

Why choose teeth whitening with mydentist?

  • Teeth will naturally darken with age, but teeth whitening can help bring back the brightness.
  • A lot of things can stain your teeth, like smoking or drinking coffee and tea. Teeth whitening can help remove these stains and give you your smile back.
  • The procedure is safe for you, your teeth, and your gums.
  • Just using whitening toothpaste isn’t enough. Our professional teeth whitening can restore the original brightness of your teeth much more effectively.

How does teeth whitening work?

  • After your dentist has carried out an initial examination, they will create a mould or take a scan of your teeth to make a custom tray which fits comfortably in your mouth.
  • At home, you’ll add a harmless whitening agent to this custom tray, designed to whiten your teeth. By wearing this tray a few hours a day, or overnight, for up to three weeks, you can brighten your teeth and smile with confidence.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When performed by a registered dental professional, teeth whitening is a safe procedure and the whitening agent used is safe for teeth and gums. The dentist will check first to see if it is suitable for you. Dental therapists and dental hygienists working with a dentist can also provide teeth whitening. This is simply a cosmetic treatment. If there are any concerns then the practice will be available to provide further advice.

Will my teeth be more sensitive?

It's unlikely that you'll experience any discomfort when having your teeth professionally whitened. Some people find their teeth and gums may become more sensitive during treatment, however, you can use special toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth to reduce any discomfort and your dentist can advise on how to manage any sensitivity.

In rare cases, teeth may be very sensitive during treatment, but they will usually recover when the bleaching is stopped. At mydentist, we also offer a product called Philips Zoom!, which contains an ingredient called ACP (Amorphous Calcium Phosphate), designed to help reduce sensitivity significantly, and provide extra protection for your enamel, improving the final shine.

How can I make teeth whitening last longer?

Teeth whitening treatments can provide great results, but the whitening effect won't last as long if you regularly smoke or drink red wine, tea or coffee, which can all stain your teeth. Brushing twice a day with whitening toothpaste will help reduce the build-up of stains and is a good way of keeping your teeth sparkly white. Our dentists and dental hygienists can also carry out teeth stain removal as part of your whitening treatment and help you keep your new bright smile.

In addition, periodic top-up treatments can help to maintain the desired whiteness. Over time your natural tooth colour changes slowly, so top-up treatments ensure a continuing brighter smile by effectively lifting stains and restoring the whiteness of your teeth.

When might teeth whitening not be suitable?

Prior to having your teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will complete a thorough examination and determine whether teeth whitening is a suitable treatment option for you. There are some restrictions, however:

  • You must be 18 or older by law.
  • If you have gum disease or other dental problems, your dentist may decide that teeth whitening will not be suitable until they’ve been treated.
  • If you have de-calcifications (white spots) on your teeth, these might become more noticeable after whitening. However, we have other treatments available - such as ICON - to take care of this.
  • Teeth whitening is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Similarly, certain health problems, such as allergies, may mean that teeth whitening is not suitable for you.
  • If you have deep intrinsic staining (eg from tetracycline), teeth whitening may not be suitable.

Teeth whitening treatment will only work on natural teeth. Artificial teeth, crowns, bridges, fillings and veneers can’t be whitened in the same way. Sometimes these can be changed after treatment to match your new brighter smile. It's important that during the pre-treatment consultation you understand the need and cost for additional treatment to replace crowns, veneers and fillings.

If you are considering crowns, veneers, dentures etc. then talk to your dentist about whitening at the start of treatment. It is much easier to whiten the natural teeth first and then match any other restorations or replacement teeth to the natural whitened teeth.

* Subject to assessment for suitability by a dentist.

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