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Is teeth whitening safe?

Is teeth whitening safe?

With so many teeth whitening products on the market, it can be hard to know which is actually safe. But don’t worry – dental professionals are here with a prescription-only solution! Professional gels eliminate any risk of damage to your enamel or gums and offer customised protocols for maximum results – no ‘too good to be true’ promises necessary! Get ready to flash those pearly whites: Teeth Whitening IS safe.

How does teeth whitening work?

Using professional whitening gels, it is possible to safely and effectively brighten your teeth up to seven shades. These prescription-only products contain carefully selected active ingredients such as carbamide or hydrogen peroxide that penetrate into the tiny pores of each tooth’s enamel layer and lift deep set stains from both surface level and below. We are an Enlighten Accredited Teeth Whitening Centre, and can offer enlighten evo4, the very latest tooth whitening system on the market that guarantees remarkable results!

The treatment process

It’s just a few steps to get you your pearly whites, here’s how it goes:

  1. Book yourself in for an appointment.
  2. Have moulds taken for your whitening trays.
  3. Start using Enlighten Serum every time you brush to keep sensitivity at bay
  4. Pick up your custom-made trays and your Enlighten kit
  5. Begin your 3-week at-home treatment.
  6. Use the 10% gel in your first week, every night. 16% gel in the second week, every night, and then finish your treatment with the 6% gel for 1 hour a day for 7 days.
  7. Start using your Enlighten White toothpaste to maintain your new bright white smile!
  8. Wahoo! You’ve finished your whitening treatment. Don’t forget to tag the dental box & Enlighten in your selfies!

What should I consider?

If you have any active dental disease such as decay or gum disease then we will take care of you to achieve dental health before starting any whitening protocols.

It is also important to note that teeth whitening should be done before composite bonding, as composite material does not whiten. In addition, any existing crowns you may have will not improve in shade.

With enlighten’s advanced whitening system, there are NO dietary changes while on your whitening course. You can drink coffee and wine and even eat curries until your heart is content!


How do I maintain it?

To maintain your pearly whites there is a simple top-up regime to keep your smile at its best. Keep the attachments on the back of your teeth and top up with the 6% hydrogen peroxide syringe once a month for the first 6 months. Afterwards, remove your attachments and proceed to whiten them as and when necessary


We hope this blog post has given you a better understanding of tooth whitening and should answer your “Is Teeth Whitening Safe?”. We believe it to be a brilliant minimally invasive, quick and affordable treatment that can help you achieve your desired smile makeover goals!

If you have any additional questions, please contact us 01892 254 879 or One of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your whitening options in further detail and help you decide if this procedure is right for you.