Tooth Whitening

What is Tooth Whitening?

Tooth bleaching is the only non-invasive procedure that can be used to whiten natural teeth without having to destroy natural tissue.

Why You Should see a Profesional About Tooth Whitening

The preferred method of treatment is ‘at home’ bleaching. After an impression of the teeth is taken in the surgery, a special bleaching tray is made to fit exactly over the natural teeth. The bleaching agent is supplied with the tray and the bleaching procedures carried out by yourself, in your own home, at your own convenience. Adhering to the simple treatment instructions will provide promising results within 7-14 days.

If you are looking for tooth whitening professionals then Smiles Better Dental Practice is conveniently located in Abergavenny town centre, easily accessible from Cardiff, Newport, Hereford or Monmouth.

Browse our tooth whitening FAQs below.


Prices from £264.00


What is tooth whitening?

As teeth age they become darker. By applying a whitening agent we can reverse this process, and give people whiter and brighter smiles.

Is tooth whitening dangerous?

No. Other than dental implants, tooth whitening is the most researched technique we offer. It is hugely popular in the US where health and safety regulations are very strong.

How does tooth whitening work?

Whitening agents are applied to the surface of the teeth for an extended period of time, oxidising the internal part of the tooth, making it whiter.

Our preferred technique is to make you a very thin gum-shield which holds a fairly low concentration of whitening agent against the teeth overnight, for 7-10 nights. This is a very predictable and successful way of whitening the teeth and gives you control over how white you want your teeth to be.

For people in a hurry, we can apply a much stronger concentration of whitening agent to the teeth for about an hour. It is slightly less predictable in terms of how much whiter the teeth become, and patients often experience 24 hours of sensitivity afterwards.

How long does the whitening last?

The effect of tooth whitening lasts about 18 months. Heavy smokers may find this time reduced to a degree. Patients with the customised gum-shields can just purchase some more of the whitening agent, thereby cutting the costs.

Will my crown and veneers go whiter?

No, porcelains will not respond to the tooth whitening agent. If you are thinking of having teeth crowned or veneered, it’s a good idea to whiten your teeth first and have the new crown or veneers made to that shade.

How much does tooth whitening cost?

Please contact us for price full details.
We do sell vouchers if you would like to pay towards someone else’s tooth whitening.

Will tooth whitening damage my teeth and gums?

Again it is well researched that teeth are not damaged by whitening. Almost 25% of patients experience a temporary sensitivity in our experience. An anti-inflammatory tablet will counteract this. Tooth whitening actually helps gums by increasing the oxygen flow to the gum margins.

Are there alternative to tooth whitening?

A visit to our hygienist will remove stains from your teeth and restore them to their natural colour.

Heavily filled teeth may benefit cosmetically from crowns and veneers. We would be glad to advise you on this option.

Are there things I should avoid when whitening my teeth?

Smoking and solutions which stain, such as red wine, coffee and curry are best avoided whilst the tooth whitening is in progress

Can’t I do all of this with whitening toothpastes?

Unfortunately the concentrations of whitening agents in toothpastes are just not strong enough to do anything except remove some light stains.

If you would like to take a proactive and preventative approach to maintaining your smile get in touch on 01873 857400 to schedule an appointment with our hygienist.