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Teeth whitening in Southampton at Bridgeways Dental

Tooth Whitening: The Lowdown

Studies show that a smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet for the first time.

Making a good first impression is important for both our social and our professional lives.

One of the easiest, simplest, and most cost-effective ways to improve your smile is with tooth whitening. This blog will tell you all you need to know about this popular cosmetic dental treatment.

What teeth whitening do we offer?

At Bridgeways Dental in Southampton, we provide professional-grade at-home tooth whitening using Boutique Whitening. This is a personalised and supervised treatment kit designed to brighten your teeth gradually. The kit includes custom-fitted trays and professional-grade tooth whitening gel. Unlike over-the-counter options, our at-home kit contains safe, peroxide-based gel, proven to gain optimal and longest-lasting results. Unfortunately, most of the kits you can get online or from beauty therapists or other non-dentally qualified individuals, do contain other, sometimes harmful substances, such as acidic agents that will roughen your teeth, making them more likely to pick up stains and over time can destroy your enamel. Tooth whitening can only be legally provided by dental professionals in the UK, as it is considered a cosmetic dental procedure.

An alternative to at-home kits is in-chair whitening. While this can provide an instantaneous brightness, this soon fades and at-home whitening is still required to maintain the results. The stronger and highly concentrated gels that were used with in-chair whitening have now been banned (in the UK and Europe), and the “laser – light – lamp” that was used alongside has been proven by research to be ineffective, so when you hear about in-surgery tooth whitening, be really aware. Providing at-home whitening keeps your costs down, so you are only spending the minimum needed to get fabulous results in as little as three weeks. We also know some tricks and tips that can give you very fast and reliable results, if you are in a hurry.

How does tooth whitening work?

  1. Teeth Whitening Consultation
    Your tooth whitening journey begins with a comprehensive consultation. Our dentists will assess your oral health, discuss your goals and decide with you if at-home whitening is the right choice for you. If your gums are not healthy or if you have dental decay, having whitening may not be such a pleasant experience. You are more likely to experience extreme sensitivity or pain.
  2. Custom-fitted Trays
    We will scan your teeth with our digital intra-oral scanner to create custom-fitted trays. Custom trays are important to ensure an even application of the whitening gel, reaching every contour of your smile without leaking.
  3. Professional-grade Whitening Gel
    Our at-home kit includes powerful whitening gel (carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide). This is the only clinically proven substance to whiten teeth.
  4. Supervised Treatment
    We will teach you how to use your whitening kit to achieve the best results. Your dentist or dental therapist will provide guidance and support throughout the process and we will see you after 3-4 weeks to review your results and take photos of your teeth.
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How much does Boutique teeth whitening cost?

Boutique teeth whitening at Bridgeways Dental costs £400. This includes your custom whitening kit and three appointments to make, fit and review your treatment. You can expect results to last for several years, but it is a good idea to maintain the results with regular hygiene visits and maybe don’t drink too much coffee!


If you are considering a brightening your smile with a teeth whitening treatment get in touch today and arrange a consultation with our teeth whitening and cosmetic dental team to help determine the most suitable option for you, simply call 023 8086 8833 or send us a message via our contact page.