The Science Behind Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a safe, non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure designed to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. The process typically involves one method that is the only legal method in the United Kingdom.

At-Home Whitening Kits: We offer at-home teeth whitening kits. Our team will create custom-fitted trays tailored to your unique dental structure and provide you with professional-grade whitening gel. You can whiten your teeth at your convenience, following our easy-to-follow instructions, until you achieve your desired level of brightness, and continue to whiten for a life time.

The Teeth Whitening Process

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Your journey to a whiter smile commences with an initial consultation at our London clinic. During this session, we will:

  • Assess your current dental health.
  • Discuss your teeth whitening goals and expectations.
  • Determine the best teeth whitening approach tailored specifically to your needs.

Step 2: Treatment

At-Home Whitening Kits:

  • We’ll create custom-fitted trays based on impressions of your teeth.
  • You’ll receive professional-grade whitening gel and detailed instructions.
  • Wear the trays for a prescribed amount of time each day until your desired level of whiteness is achieved.

Preparing for Treatment

Before starting your home teeth whitening journey, it’s essential to prepare properly:

  • Ensure your teeth are clean and free from any debris or plaque. Brush and floss thoroughly before proceeding.
  • Inspect the custom-fitted trays to make sure they are clean and undamaged.
  • Familiarize yourself with the provided instructions to ensure you understand the process fully.

Applying the Whitening Gel

Filling the Trays

  • Squeeze a small amount of whitening gel into the trays. Be careful not to overfill; a small drop in each compartment is usually sufficient.
  • Spread the gel evenly throughout the tray, ensuring that it covers the entire front surface of your teeth.

Inserting the Trays

  • Carefully place the filled trays over your upper and lower teeth. They should fit comfortably and snugly.
  • Wipe away any excess gel that may come into contact with your gums, as it can cause irritation.

Wearing the Trays

  • The recommended wear time for our home teeth whitening kits varies depending on the product. Follow the instructions provided, but most treatments require 30 minutes to an hour per session.
  • During this time, you can go about your usual activities; the trays are designed to be discreet and comfortable.

Monitoring Progress

  • While wearing the trays, you can use the shade guide provided to monitor the progress of your whitening. Results may become visible after just a few sessions.

After Whitening

Removing the Trays

  • After the recommended wear time, carefully remove the trays from your teeth.
  • Rinse the trays and your mouth thoroughly with water.

Cleaning and Storing

  • Clean the trays with a soft toothbrush and mild, non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Store the trays in their protective case to keep them safe and hygienic.

Maintenance and Post-Treatment Care

Maintaining Your Results

  • To maintain your newly brightened smile, avoid staining foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.

Occasional Touch-ups

  • Depending on your lifestyle and habits, you may need occasional touch-up treatments. Our kits often include extra gel for this purpose.

Absolutely. When performed by trained dental professionals like ours, teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure.

The duration of results varies from person to person. With proper maintenance and care, your brighter smile can last for a lifetime.

Some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity, but our team will take measures to minimize any discomfort during and after treatment.
We have undertaken several thousand whitening procedures and are one of the most experienced clinics in the UK for teeth whitening.


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Aleksandrs JegorovsAleksandrs Jegorovs
10:47 27 Jul 22
Very nice customer service, very clean and comfortable reception. Doctor listened me with empathy, and sort out my problem very professionally. Thanks a lot. I highly recommend this dental centre
Alison ButterfieldAlison Butterfield
08:09 15 Jul 22
I have excellent experience at this dental care centre. I have been attending since I came to live in London since 2009. Currently I'm going through a teeth straightening process which I'm so relieved is going well and I very appreciate all the support and transparency re costs that I'm receiving. I especially appreciate that this is an NHS dental practice.
Stephen WinfieldStephen Winfield
08:12 11 Jul 22
My visit to the Dental Care Centre on Friday was a very happy experience, the surgery was very clean, receptionists very friendly and my dentist was very attentive.. I only had a check up, with work suggested for my follow up appointment, but I felt I was in good hands and i am someone who has an inbuilt fear of dentists.. recommended
Jennifer ThoJennifer Tho
12:58 07 Jul 22
This practice has dentists who are caring and patient with adults who are nervous of dentists. They also give very good advice on all round dental care. Would definitely recommend.
Cherry Ann CalapiniCherry Ann Calapini
09:16 05 Jul 22
I have been using this dental care centre since 2018 during my pregnancy and until now. I have always been looked after by front desk staff and dentist themselves. They have an excellent service.Now my son has had his 3rd appointment for dental check and being 3.5yrs old he's always been comfortable attending this clinic.Sad to see our dentist leave Dr Kumar, he's an excellent dentist towards our care. Hope he'll enjoy more of his family time.Met our new dentist last week and my son already created a bond with her.Thank you staff for your continuous service. I'm just lucky to have a good rapport with you all. 😀



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