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Cosmetic DentistryTeeth Whitening

Do you have stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious about smiling? Teeth whitening can be a good solution for certain types of tooth staining.

Teeth can be stained by foods, drinks, smoking and certain medications. Teeth whitening is a safe procedure that can lighten the colour of your teeth by using a safe dental bleaching agent. Individual results vary and are based on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.

We deliver two types of teeth whitening:

1. Power Whitening

Here your teeth are whitened in the dental chair. A protective barrier is placed on your gums and lips, and a gel is placed on your teeth. A lamp is positioned over the teeth and this activates the bleaching process. Watch this clip to see how it works. After one hour you can expect your teeth to look a few shades brighter and is a popular choice with many patients who have an important event coming up where they want to look their best.

2. Home Whitening

Here we custom-make a lightweight plastic mouth tray for you that fits snugly over your teeth. You then put a whitening gel inside the tray and wear it at night or for a few hours during the day. Results are normally seen over 2 weeks and your teeth will also appear whiter and brighter.

Brighten my Smile


Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the UK. It's a quick and simple way to give your smile an extra boost before a special occasion and the result will be a beautiful smile you want to show off.

Over time, our teeth become stained by the food and drink we consume, with drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine being particular culprits. Habits such as smoking further stain the teeth, causing them to lose some of their bright, natural sheen. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to give your teeth their sparkle back.

At Southfields Dental Centre, we use the popular Zoom teeth whitening system to whiten your teeth in the practice, and also offer home teeth whitening.

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Am I suitable for teeth whitening?

If you are thinking about having teeth whitening, the most important thing to remember is that it must only be carried out under the care of a qualified dentist.

Teeth whitening products available online or over the counter will be of inferior standard and could actually damage your teeth. Systems such as Zoom, used by dentists, are reliable and safe. Your dentist can also identify any problems such as tooth decay, receding gums or gum disease that should be treated before teeth whitening begins, because the treatment should only be carried out on healthy teeth.

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How does it work?

There are two options for teeth whitening treatment: home whitening and in-practice whitening. It is also possible to combine the two options for maximum results.

Home teeth whitening

Home teeth whitening involves the use of custom-made whitening trays and whitening gel. You put a small amount of gel in the trays and wear them as little as an hour a day or overnight for two weeks.

In-practice teeth whitening


In-practice whitening takes place here in Southfields Dental Centre. Your dentist will protect your lips, gums and tongue before applying whitening gel to your teeth. A special light is then shone on to the gel to activate it, and all you need to do is sit back and relax while it gets to work. You may also be given some gel and trays so you can top up at home as necessary.

You could have teeth several shades brighter in less than two hours – it really is that simple.

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    I had my chipped front tooth repaired here... and it worked. Good as new! Happy Days! Good experience and have become a member now!.

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    A big thank you for many of years of excellent dental care, always professional and friendly, and a pleasure to come for treatment to the surgery.

  • Southfields Dental Centre £ Southfields 020 8788 8050 Southfields Dental Centre

    I have been attending this Dentist since the age of 8 years. All the staff are fantastic and make you feel at ease, I highly recommend Nikki, Clare, Nicole, Nicola and Michelle. What a great team!

  • Southfields Dental Centre £ Southfields 020 8788 8050 Southfields Dental Centre

    Please pass on my thanks to Dr. Nikki, and her team, for my new bite and gapless smile and a special thank you to you for accommodating my various disability problems.

Home £365 £328.50
Zoom (In Surgery) £420 £378
Enlighten (Combination) £650 £585
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