Teeth Whitening at The Dental Spa
13th November 2019
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Here at the Dental Spa, we want you to look and feel your best and we offer several choices when it comes to tooth whitening in Shrewsbury.

If you’re concerned about the colour of your teeth, tooth whitening is a quick solution. It can dramatically improve your appearance and therefore confidence. It can be carried out at home, or here in our practice on Oxon Business Park.

Tooth whitening is hugely popular but the NHS recommends you only use tooth whitening kits that have been provided by a dentist. Under the Dentists Act 1984, it is illegal for anyone other than dentists or dental health professionals such as hygienists to carry out tooth whitening.

What is tooth whitening?

A whitening gel is applied to the tooth surface. Here comes the science bit…! The gels use oxidising agents (most commonly hydrogen peroxide) that penetrate your enamel to reach the discoloured molecules. Oxygen molecules from the agents then react with the discoloured molecules, breaking the bonds that hold them together.


The oxygen molecules then spread, whitening the whole tooth.

Cost effective, non-invasive treatment

Tooth whitening is one of the most cost effective and least invasive types of cosmetic dentistry and is safe for most people to use.

It is particularly successful for removing stains caused by smoking, tea/coffee and other drinks and foods. Black coffee and red wine are the common culprits!

Whiten your teeth at home

After a consultation with one of our dentists, tooth whitening can be carried out at home. You’d wear close-fitting application trays for 2 x 30-minute sessions over ten or more days.

Once whitened, the effect will last between 2-3 years, again depending on how much tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and other staining products you use.

If you wish to top up your whitening, you can buy additional gel for your home trays. If you wish to lighten the colour of your natural teeth, then the procedure should be completed prior to the construction of any ceramic restorations, as we attempt to match the tooth colours.

In-house whitening

If you want whiter teeth even more quickly… no problem – The Dental Spa offers teeth whitening in the practice using the highly recommended PHILIPS Zoom! ™ system.

Our dentist applies a protective coating to cover your lips, cheeks and gums. Whitening gel is then placed on your teeth and a light is directed over your teeth for fifteen minutes.

This is repeated a further two or three times. The whole procedure takes about an hour and a half. PHILIPS Zoom! ™ is a simple and effective procedure for those who wish to whiten teeth as quickly as possible.

Advantages of professional tooth whitening

  • It is a quick, safe, painless procedure that restores the natural colour of the teeth with no structural change.


  • DIY whitening kits bought online can at best do nothing and at worst actually harm teeth as they may contain acids/abrasives that cause permanent damage.


  • The General Dental Council will prosecute beauty salons that they find offering tooth whitening services.


  • There is no clinical proof that whitening toothpastes or whitening mouthwashes actually whiten your teeth.

To book a tooth whitening service at The Dental Spa, please call 01743 343433.

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