Glow with our teeth whitening options
Teeth whitening is one of the most effective ways of cosmetically improving your smile quickly and effectively. Teeth whitening works through the use of an application of a gel concentrate which interacts with the tooth surface to remove surface staining and discolouration, whilst changing the internal colour in order to lighten the teeth shade overall.
Teeth whitening treatments have become extremely popular in recent years and are now amongst the most asked for cosmetic dental treatments.
More than 5000 smiles whitened
Performed by GDC Dentists
Custom Made Trays with Gels
Achieve up to 9 Shades Lighter
Long Lasting Results
We use the Pola brand of whitening, providing you with an at-home kit with custom made bleaching trays created by taking dental impressions of your teeth.
This gel is high-strength, extremely effective and can only be prescribed by a professional dentist. The prescription PolaNight bleaching gel in particular can be used overnight so that you can fit your whitening regime into your schedule.
In as little as two weeks, your smile will be a more radiant shade of white.
In Surgery Whitening
Philips Zoom Whitespeed is one of the best teeth whitening options if you want dramatic and rapid results. It consists of teeth whitening treatment carried out at the dental clinic with a Philips Zoom lamp.
You could have your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just 60 minutes and would leave the surgery with an instantly brighter, more confident smile.
For best results, we’ll send you home with customised whitening trays and a home whitening kit, which is included in the price of your treatment. This way, you can continue whitening at home to keep your smile as bright as when you left the surgery.
Professional v’s high street whitening
Unlike the toothpastes and treatments available to buy over the counter or online, professional teeth whitening at the dentist is safe, pain-free and highly-effective. Although teeth whitening may seem like a simple cosmetic treatment, if conducted by an unqualified individual or through illegitimate products, this could result in sensitively or even swelling and burning of your teeth and gums.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have my teeth whitened?
You will initially be invited to attend the practice for a free consultation appointment, where we will see if your mouth is suitable for teeth whitening.
We will expect you to have a clean and healthy mouth and a good oral hygiene routine. If your dentist feels you are suitable, you will have an impression taken of your mouth to allow tooth whitening trays to be custom made to fit.
Who can perform teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional. All of our dentists and dental therapists are qualified to perform the procedure.
Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there’s no dental professional present, and it may put your oral health at risk. You can also buy DIY home teeth whitening kits but also carry risks to your oral health.
How white will my teeth become?
There is a limit to how white your teeth will become, but you should expect your teeth to lighten by at least 3-4 shades. The best results are usually seen after two to three weeks of constant use.
How soon will I see the results?
Some people notice the results after only one night, others will require 2-3 weeks before an improvement is noticed.
What is the gel actually doing to my teeth?
The gel contains a product called hydrogen peroxide, which soaks into the teeth and breaks down the stains using oxygen, to whiten your teeth.
Will it hurt?
The tooth whitening will cause sensitivity in your teeth, both during the treatment process and for a few days after. The sensitivity is usually only mild and we recommend that you use either Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste during the whitening process.
If the sensitivity is severe, we suggest that you leave the whitening trays out for a few nights, until the sensitivity is better. We also suggest that you refrain from drinking ice cold or very hot foods and drinks during sensitivity to minimise the sensitive feeling.
Will the gel whiten my crowns, white fillings or false teeth?
No, the gel will only white real teeth. It will not harm crowns, white fillings or false teeth, but these may require to be replaced once tooth whitening is complete to improve the colour match. Your dentist will discuss this with you in more detail.
What happens if I swallow the gel?
In small amounts, the gel is completely harmless, although you may experience an unpleasant taste. If you swallow large amounts of the gel, we recommend that you seek medical advice.
Are the results permanent?
Yes and No. The results can be permanent, however if your teeth are stained due to smoking or drinking then the teeth can gradually discolour again over time. We recommend that you keep the tooth whitening trays and repeat the process for a few nights every couple of years. You can buy individual syringes of tooth whitening gel from us.
What happens if I run out of whitening gel?
Your dentist will provide you with enough teeth whitening gel to last approximately 2 – 3 weeks, which is usually sufficient to whiten your teeth. If you require more gel, you can purchase additional individual syringes from the practice.