Home Teeth Whitening

Whitening teeth at home

An easy and convenient way of whitening your teeth. Home teeth whitening does exactly what it says on the tin - improves the colour of your teeth in the comfort of our own home.

Teeth whitening at home

Home teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures offered by Rock House Dental Practice. The results are literally dazzling.

How to whiten teeth at home?

The procedure for home teeth whitening is as follows:

Firstly, we assess your suitability for the procedure. Remember, crowns and false teeth will not whiten. We take photographs of your teeth to record the start colour of your teeth.

Secondly, we take impressions or moulds of your mouth to allow construction of custom fit trays. These trays fit your mouth precisely and will hold the tooth whitening agent in place.

Thirdly, we provide the tooth whitening trays to you. We demonstrate how to use the whitening gel and you are able to whiten at your convince. If it is your first time whitening your teeth, we recommend that you whiten for at least two weeks. Depending on what you prefer, you can tooth whiten overnight, or for a few hours per day.

Lastly, you will have an appointment to check the final result. Again, we take pictures to compare against the initial colour.

Disadvantages of home teeth whitening

The major problem with teeth whitening is that on occasion, patients do not feel that their teeth have whitened enough. That is why its so important to have your suitability assessed before starting. If you have thin or limited enamel, your teeth will not whiten. If you do not use the trays and gel properly, your teeth will not whiten. Patients with thin or limited enamel will also suffer from tooth sensitivity during the process. Painkillers will help, and the sensitivity usually resolves when treatment is complete.

Teeth whitening treatments at home

There are hundreds of tooth whitening procedures and treatments available. Be careful, many of these are illegal and dangerous. Facebook and sites like Groupon, often offer special deals, but you should know that tooth whitening is now tightly regulated. Hence, it is now provided by dental professionals only.

Patients often use abrasive toothpaste to scrub the stain off their teeth. This will not whiten your teeth in the long term. Initially, you may see an improvement, but over time, the enamel will rub off. Once the enamel becomes thin or rubs off, you will see the underlying dentine. This is a yellow colour, and you will never be able to whiten it. You will also have increased sensitivity from your teeth, as there is no protection from the enamel.

Best at home teeth whitening

It is a very safe treatment. But, for the bests results, seek treatment from a qualified dental care professional. Don't take any risks, as you could be left with lifelong damage to your teeth, gums and even lips.

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    Ravi Dutt

    Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into the practice we were made very welcome. The staff were all very courteous and the level of care received by Dr Anoup Nandra was exceptional. He addressed her needs with... read more - 8/10/2018

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    My first visit was an emergency appointment, I spoke to them on the phone at 10:30 and I had been seen by 11:30. I was dealt with professionally and quickly with the best solution for me being their priority. I was disappointed with the price but I was presented with... read more - 2/16/2019

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    Kate Emmerson

    Very happy with my dentist. I have been going for several years now and feel reassured by their professional approach. No work is forced on you. Always clear explanations, and clear pricing policy. Staff very good and helpful. Would recommend 100%. - 3/14/2020

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    I was out of the area I needed a dentist ASAP so from word of mouth I was recommended to go to Rock House Dental Practice and what a dentist. One of the best Practice I have been to yet, clean and tidy and the staff where like family to... read more - 7/19/2019

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    My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had an initial inspection with the new dentist but found them most welcoming.
    On Saturday I lost a Crown from my front tooth and as I had important presentations on Tuesday I...
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    The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
    The dentists take time and care in their work and offer great advice to keep your teeth healthy. Keep up the great work guys!
    - 8/17/2018

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    Best dental surgery I have used so far, from the approachable staff behind the desk to the highly skilled dentist Dr Nandra and his team. Anyone looking for a lifelong and easy dentist to go too, I highly recommend Rock House Dental. Thank you Guys 'see you in 6 months'. 🙂 - 11/25/2018

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    I was very happy with all aspects of my visit to Rock House. From the very welcoming staff, to the excellent professionalism of the team who undertook my treatment. The practice itself was very clean and well maintained, and I would definitely recommend it to others! Thanks to everyone at... read more - 8/09/2018

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    David G Bettison

    I may have been one of Dr Anoup Nandra's more challenging patients,requiring some intricate treatment , having lost my teeth after years of having crowns caps
    fillings etc from a previous dentist I must say! It came the time I needed to bite the bullet, no pun intended ! to have...
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    Jennie Tovey

    01.12.2017 - Another trip to Rock Dental for myself, my husband and 2 year old boy. Practice looks lovely and very Christmassy! Everyone was lovely and friendly and we always really look forward to our dental appointments and Guri even made a Chicken Balloon from a rubber glove for my... read more - 8/17/2016

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    I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their practice over three years ago, I have received nothing less than a very warm and courteous reception from all staff. I have required some dental work which was crucial, the... read more - 10/17/2018

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    Went to This dentist today for an emergency appointment. Exceptional from receptionist to dentist. There’s no one more nervous about visiting the dentist than me and they made me feel completely at ease. Had to have the tooth extracted but my dentist Kiran made sure it was completely painless. Can’t... read more - 1/28/2019

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    Having had bad experiences in the past I am never a regular patient. But the staff at Rock Dental really helped me overcome my fear and I have been smiling ever since! Highly Recommended! - 1/06/2019

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    Absolute brilliant dentist, and has looked after myself and my daughter for a few years, would highly recommend the practice and the staff are very friendly to, makes you feel at ease especially the daughter as she can be nervous - 7/14/2019

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    Peter Winfield

    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate the pain. I then had a few more treatments too.
    I had some concerns with one treatment but Anoup has gone above and beyond to ensure that this was rectified. I...
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    A Jewkes

    Excellent. Needed emergency treatment after breaking a tooth/filling. Could not get in at NHS emergency surgeries.
    Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. A very good service, though it comes at a price.
    - 8/23/2019

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    I've been a patient here for 15 years and it's got better and better. Fantastic service from start to finish. I've recently had 4 implants and would recommend highly. - 7/27/2019

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    Great practice with very professional staff. Dr Nandra and his team always put my family at ease about trips to the dentist and even my 2 under 5 now enjoy their visits which is a result given they wouldn’t even go into the room on their first trip! Could not... read more - 7/23/2019