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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    Fiona Berry

    I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me through an extraction with no sedation!! - 10/03/2018

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    Suki Virdi

    I came to the practice a couple of weeks ago for the first time. The staff were very professional and welcoming and made the whole experience comfortable. All staff took their time to answer my questions and made me feel at ease. Will definitely go back. - 7/26/2019

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    Stuart Cross

    Ultimate Halloween horror today. I went to the dentist this morning. It was a long job. I was given a local anaesthetic, layed back horizontally in the chair. Various clamps and grips were fixed in my mouth to keep my mouth open and my head still. Above me were three... read more - 11/01/2016

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    Geneva Carney

    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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    Karena Hampl

    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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    mark atkins

    phoned 9.30 saturday morning with dental emergency the lady on the phone was so helpful and understanding she got me a appointment for 10.15 . When i got there i was seen straight away seeing i was in pain and a bit distressed they were very patient with me the... read more - 8/12/2019

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    Patrick Bowers

    I have been a patient here for a few years and the service is always first rate. All of the staff make you feel very welcome as going to the dentist is not everyone's cup of tea. I usually see Kiran who is highly professional and extremely dedicated. She always... read more - 11/20/2018

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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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    PAUL REEL

    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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    Highly recommended!!! The service from start to finish is impeccable topped off by a great team and experienced dentists to put you at ease! Thank you & keep up the hard work!!! 🙂 - 7/19/2019

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    Anna Randulff

    I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra was brilliant, it was all done in just a few minutes and I didn't feel a thing. Being in severe pain they managed to book me in for an appointment... read more - 1/25/2019

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    Sheena Parry

    I cannot recommend this dentist highly enough. They are kind, considerate and eminently professional. They were also nothing short of amazing when my autistic son needed s wisdom tooth removed. They were so expert and understanding with him they removed the tooth without the need for a general anaesthetic and... read more - 8/13/2019

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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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    Amarjit Dhillon

    These guys are just great, highly recommended. After being turned away from my normal nhs practise, Anoop came to the rescue! - 8/18/2016

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    James Crowter

    These guys have proved time and again for me that they care more, when I needed emergency care they performed miracles and then repeatedly rang me to check how I was. Then they coached me to make sure it didn't reoccur. They've repeatedly told me not to have treatment if... read more - 3/13/2019

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    teaguey11

    I visited recently to have my wisdom teeth removed, the procedure was quick and comfortable. The practice is extremely well presented and all of the team are very friendly.
    Thank you to Dr Nadra and the team.
    - 7/19/2019

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    Alan Mayor

    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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    Ashwin Jayna

    Fantastic dentists who really care about their patients and try and do as much as they can to help! I have always been treated kindly by all of the staff and would recommend anyone to them. - 5/26/2019