Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening in Brentwood

What is Teeth Whitening

The process of tooth whitening involves using chemicals to remove staining from the teeth, leaving them a lighter shade. Treatment results usually depend on how stained the teeth are at the start. The whitening systems we use are called Enlighten and Pola Day.

Bleaching technology is provided by Enlighten Research Labs – the technology leader in professional teeth whitening. Enlighten’s products conform to international safety criteria and are CE marked where applicable, and Pola Day the leading dentist brand for professional teeth whitening treatment.

It is completely safe. You may get some sensitivity, however your dentist will provide solutions to reduce or eliminate this sensitivity. If you teeth are generally a little sensitivity, Enlighten Whitening may be your best option as this product is targeted to minimize sensitivity. Before your whitening trays are made, you will be given some desensitising pastes that you should use instead of your normal toothpaste. During the whitening, if you still experience sensitivity, desensitising swabs should work immediately. The materials used in both Enlighten and Pola Whitening have been used in dentistry for many years.

The treatment starts off in the surgery, and then you continue the process at home. Your dentist will talk to you about the duration of treatment, the best system to choose, foods to avoid while you’re trying to whiten your teeth, possible side effects and what other appointments you’ll need to make to monitor and maintain your newly whitened teeth.

Results can generally last 2-3 years with some very simple maintenance. Wearing the trays for 1-2 days of application, every 1-2 months will help maintain the results and keep staining to a minimum. Continuing to brush with Tooth Serum will also prolong results.

Before After


There are several factors that can cause teeth to become discoloured, including ageing, consumption of certain foods and drinks (such as coffee, tea, and red wine), smoking, and poor oral hygiene. While these are the most common factors, there are many lesser-known causes of tooth discolouration. For example, certain medications may cause the teeth to become darker in colour. Antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications may all lead to tooth discolouration due to chemicals that become deposited within the enamel of the teeth over time. Beyond these medications, cancer treatments such as radiation therapy may also contribute to changes in tooth colouration.

Professional bleaching involves the use of special whitening products that contain higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The dentist will apply these products to your teeth and activate them with a special light or laser for maximum whitening effect. This method can produce dramatic results in a single visit, but you may require multiple visits to achieve your desired level of whitening.

Yes, teeth whitening is a safe procedure when done under the supervision of a dental professional. However, if you choose to use at-home whitening kits, it is important to follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your teeth or gums.

The results of teeth whitening can vary depending on the individual and the type of treatment used. Generally, the effect of teeth whitening lasts between 6 months to 2 years.

Teeth whitening is generally safe for most people, but it is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with sensitive teeth or gums, or those with severe tooth decay or gum disease.

Some people may experience temporary side effects such as tooth sensitivity or gum irritation after undergoing teeth whitening. However, these side effects usually subside within a few days.

While there are several natural remedies that claim to whiten teeth, such as baking soda or apple cider vinegar, there is no scientific evidence to support their effectiveness. It is always best to consult with a dental professional before trying any home remedies.

To maintain your teeth whitening results, it is important to practice good oral hygiene, avoid consuming staining foods and drinks, and visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Yes, you can. At-home teeth whitening is a convenient and cost-effective way to get rid of stains, yellowing and discolouration, as well as to give your smile a brighter look. Though the results may take longer than professional treatments such as in-office bleaching, the effects are still noticeable. The process starts with a consultation where your dentist will assess your oral situation and discuss possible solutions for you. To ensure maximum safety, they will then suggest which products would be suitable for your case.

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1 Talbot House, Friars Avenue
Shenfield CM15 8JA
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