Teeth whitening in practice

About teeth whitening in practice

A whiter smile can sometimes boost your confidence, especially if you feel self-conscious about the colour of your teeth.

Many of our Bupa Dental Care practices offer Philips Zoom! teeth whitening, which can help you achieve a smile up to six shades whiter in just one hour. It’s the ideal option if you want whiter teeth quickly. You’ll also have the reassurance of being treated by one of our qualified dentists.

If you’d prefer to administer your whitening treatment at home with guidance from a dentist, we also provide home whitening kits.

Interested in teeth whitening treatment?

If you’re thinking about teeth whitening, contact your nearest practice offering the treatment and book a consultation.

What are the benefits of in-practice whitening?

  • Achieve up to six shades whiter in just one hour
  • Philips Zoom! is safe, effective and applied by a professional dentist, so you can rest assured your smile is in safe hands
  • You’ll need a single whitening session, as part of an appointment lasting up to two hours
  • We’ll give you top-up trays to use at home to help maintain your brighter smile. Your dentist will show you how to use them during your appointment

How does in-practice teeth whitening work?

You can have your teeth up to six shades whiter with just a few simple steps:

Step 1 – Book a check-up

Before having whitening, you’ll need a consultation* with your dentist to ensure you’re dentally suitable for treatment.

Once your dentist has confirmed you’re suitable for whitening, they’ll take impressions of your teeth which are used to create custom-made trays.

They’ll also talk to you about the shade of white you want to achieve.

Step 2 – Get your new whiter smile

When your trays are ready, you’ll come back for your whitening session.

During the appointment, your dentist will place a shield in your mouth to protect your gums, before painting the whitening product onto your teeth. They will then use the Philips Zoom! lamp to activate the whitening solution.

The whitening is done in four 15-minute sessions, but you’ll need to allow two hours for the whole appointment.

Step 3 – Protect your new smile

Before you leave, your dentist will give you your top-up kit (which you can use as the whitening starts to fade) and explain how to use it at home.

They’ll also discuss how to hold onto your brighter smile. This includes brushing your teeth well, regular visits to the hygienist and cutting down on smoking or drinks that can stain your teeth.

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More helpful information about teeth whitening

You’ll want to know as much as you can about teeth whitening and which option might be best for you.

Source: Philips data. Zoom 6% Whitening Gel Efficacy Test. Data on file. 2013. Giniger et al Jada Vol. 136, March 2005 and Li et al Compend Contin Educ Dent. Vol 24(5) May 2003.

*Teeth whitening treatment is not suitable for every patient and is subject to the patient's oral health. Prior to whitening treatment commencing, patients will need a dental examination from their dentist to confirm their teeth and gums are healthy and fit for whitening treatment. This dental examination is a separate charge in addition to the costs of the whitening treatment.

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