Teeth Whitening in Dartford

Teeth Whitening

Some time ago, the General Dental Council confirmed that teeth whitening could only legally be carried out by dental professionals registered with them. There have been successful prosecutions of people illegally doing tooth whitening in, for example, beauty salons.

The reason for this is that a dentist must examine your teeth to ensure that tooth whitening is suitable and appropriate.

We use the well-known professional strengths of Optident & Philips Zoom process which works in just one hour – many other systems take weeks or months to achieve results. Philips Zoom can make your teeth up to six shades whiter (a change of just two or three shades can make a noticeable difference to your smile) and lasts for a long time – no tooth whitening is permanent because teeth naturally grow darker as they age and are affected by lifestyle.

Incidentally, if you are having a bridge or an implant fitted, we may ask if you want your teeth whitened first so the new false tooth can be coloured to match.

If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider.

Here is how teeth whitening works:
  1. You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have.
  2. A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth.
  3. The teeth whitening process is activated by a bleaching agent, which is inserted into the custom tray that transfers it onto your teeth.

Home teeth whitening kits are also available to lighten the teeth more gradually.

In this case, the trays with bleaching agent can be worn overnight. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependant on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.

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Smiledartford Dental Practice
69 The Brent, Dartford, Kent DA1 1YD

Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 7.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed