Coffee, tea, red wine or the effects of ageing; life has a tendency to tend to dull the natural whiteness of the teeth but whitening treatment can give you the confidence to laugh and smile without a trace of self-consciousness. Whitening is a fast and effective way to a more youthful, fresher smile, and is a perfect add on to adult orthodontics or small tooth coloured fillings. At Arden House Dental we offer a number of options to help you achieve a brighter smile.




Professional whitening is probably the easiest, safest most effective and least invasive way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Treatment begins with a visit to the practice to check your mouth thoroughly and make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to withstand treatment. Next we take impressions of your mouth, which we use to create trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. We also assess any existing dental work to make sure your newly whitened teeth will blend. Finally we may suggest a Pre-Whitening Polish to clean the teeth thoroughly, removing any existing surface stains to ensure you achieve the best possible results fast.

At home you add whitening gel to the tray and fit the trays over your teeth. Treatment is usually only 45 minutes to an hour a day. The course of treatment usually takes around two weeks to complete although you will begin to see the results much sooner. This method of whitening putsyou in control of the process so you can stop when you are happy with the shade of your teeth or give yourself a day off if you have more sensitive teeth.

At Arden House we use gels from Optident, these gels are carefully formulated to maintain a neutral pH, they contain water to avoid dehydration of the teeth and include a desensitising agent. Optident whitening gels are gently flavoured to leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

So if your lifestyle has caused your teeth to darken, or you’ve simply noticed a change in their colour as you’ve aged, talk to us about refreshing your smile, your confidence and achieving a more youthful appearance