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Teeth Whitening in Essex is a very popular, safe, simple and effective cosmetic dental procedure that will leave you beaming with confidence with a brighter and more attractive smile.

Brightening your smile requires no invasive treatment and is a favoured option for a cosmetic smile improvement.

At DentalKind we only use the most predictable and safe teeth whitening products so that you get the best results. All we need to do is ensure your teeth and gums are perfectly healthy before we start treatment.

Why do teeth become darker?

  • Tea, coffee and red wine all contain natural dyes
  • Smoking can result in yellowing with nicotine/tar deposits
  • Medications can cause them to fade or grey
  • Trauma, nerve and blood vessel damage can darken them
  • Decay, old fillings and tartar can discolour them
  • Growing older can cause them to darken

The process of teeth whitening

Initially, we need to ensure you are dentally fit and well. This will involve a thorough dental examination, with x-rays if necessary.

The process involves your dentist taking moulds of your teeth. These are sent to a dental laboratory that then makes specially designed customized whitening trays.

We will then take a baseline shade of your teeth and photos to compare before and after.

You will then be instructed how to whiten your teeth safely and we can review you after you are happy with your new smile.

There can be some sensitivity during treatment, which is reversible and easily managed – we will help give you hints and tips that have worked well with all our patients.

Teeth Whitening Q&A’s

How old do I have to be to have my teeth whitened?

18 years and above.

Will my fillings/crowns/veneers change colour?

No, only the tooth structure will lighten so any visible restorations may need replacing.

How white will my teeth get?

Most patients will see a noticeable improvement with our Boutique Whitening. As the process is very safe you can go even brighter if you continue to whiten by purchasing additional gels. With Enlighten whitening you get a guaranteed ‘B1’ shade result and this is considered the brightest colour on the natural shade scale.

Will it damage my teeth?

Not at all. The procedure is evidence-based, had a long history of success and predictable. Most dental professionals regularly whiten their own teeth!

How long does it last for?

The whitening effect can last 2-5 years depending on habits and lifestyle. Many patients choose to buy top-up gels at check-ups to maintain the whitening effect.

What is the difference between teeth whitening by a cosmetic dentist over the internet/shop-bought ones?

Shop bought whitening treatments should only contain 0.1% of hydrogen peroxide; it is illegal & dangerous to sell any kits with a higher percentage. With professional whitening treatments, we can provide up to 6% of hydrogen peroxide. With internet products, you do not know where they are made, how they are made, what they contain or any idea of safety – we strongly discourage any internet products due to safety concerns.

Teeth Whitening Options

Boutique Whitening

  • Only £250
  • It is our most popular whitening product and works very well.
  • You will definitely notice a good improvement at this time.
  • Boutique Whitening includes custom made trays and 4 x 3ml syringes of their high-quality whitening gel.
  • There are 3 options for whitening gels – 10% or 16% carbamide peroxide OR 6% hydrogen peroxide.
  • A carbamide peroxide gel is for overnight use or a minimum of 4hrs wear. A hydrogen peroxide gel is for 1hr use.
  • The 4 syringes will last about 3-4 weeks
  • You can choose to buy additional syringes at £30 each or a box of 4 for £100.
  • It takes 2 weeks for the moulds to be fabricated and at least 3-4 weeks for the treatment (longer if you decide to purchase more gel and whiten for longer).

Enlighten Whitening

  • Enlighten is considered the best available and a market leader in whitening.
  • They also guarantee their result and it is quicker/more powerful than Boutique.
  • Enlighten Whitening includes custom made trays, 1 week of 10% carbamide peroxide, 1 week of 16% carbamide peroxide, desensitising swabs, desensitising toothpaste, whitening toothpaste, 3 x 20min application in-surgery of a powerful whitening solution.
  • It takes 2 weeks for the moulds to be fabricated and 2 weeks for the treatment.
  • Patients note less sensitivity with this whitening treatment when they compare previous experiences.
  • Fee for Enlighten Whitening is £595

Call us now to book an appointment on 01277 500 332 or email us at info@dentalkind.com.

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