Teeth Whitening

In the past, beautiful white teeth were something that could only be achieved by the rich and famous who had access to exclusive dentists offering teeth whitening.

But with the latest advances in dentistry and treatment now more affordable and accessible than ever, you too can have brighter, whiter teeth just like a Hollywood star!

Teeth can become stained quite easily from drinking tea and coffee, from smoking and also through issues like medication side effects or illnesses and disease. But you don’t have to put up with the discolouration as the latest professional teeth whitening can remove unwanted smile stains gently and quickly. The process can be incredibly transformational, potentially taking years off your smile.

Patients are often surprised at how much of a difference just one treatment can make. The result of teeth whitening is often not only the restoration of a patient's smile aesthetic, but of their smile confidence too!

Key Benefits Of Teeth Whitening Include:

  • Lower cost compared to other treatments like veneers
  • Quick results
  • Transformational results
  • Improved smile aesthetic
  • Improved smile confidence
  • Anti-ageing effects
  • Convenient
  • Not much time commitment needed

Patients often have their own unique reasons for wanting teeth whitening and the benefits for them are personal and even more dramatic than we could ever place in a list. We are privileged to have seen many incredible transformations with teeth whitening here at our Derby clinic.

When combined with other smile makeover treatments and restorations, teeth whitening can form part of a more extensive transformation, creating even more dramatic enhancements for your smile and your confidence.

Hygienist Cleaning And Teeth Whitening

You may wonder how teeth whitening and hygienist cleaning differ when you make a decision about the cosmetic treatment you would like. Our thorough hygienist cleaning treatment is an excellent choice to remove surface stains and to deeply clean around the teeth; excellent for overall oral hygiene.

However, teeth whitening also tackles discolouration within the tooth and improves the overall colour and tone of your smile deep down.

Is Teeth Whitening Right For You?

People have their teeth whitened for a wide variety of reasons, commonly because:

  • They want a ‘perfect’ smile (which for many is often a white smile)
  • They want to reward themselves for quitting smoking
  • Patients want to enhance their smile for their upcoming wedding or a special event
  • A white smile forms part of their beauty regime and maintenance
  • Whitening forms part of a more extensive smile makeover treatment plan


Teeth whitening is only ever completed after the teeth are assessed and considered healthy. As you would expect, any outstanding oral health issues are always diagnosed and treated before cosmetic issues go ahead.

Where your teeth are very badly stained or perhaps chipped and cracked, then teeth whitening may not be your best option. In cases such as this we will discuss alternatives with you, for example dental veneers.

ENLIGHTEN® - Guaranteed Whiter Smile

At our Derby clinic we use the ENLIGHTEN® teeth whitening system which is widely considered to be amongst the most highly effective methods. The difference with Enlighten® Whitening is the results. Follow your Dentist’s guidelines and teeth will whiten beyond any other system.

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to enhance your looks. Whether you want to add a sparkle to your smile for your wedding day or perfect your look for business meetings, whitening is simple, affordable and safe. Many people say that they feel years younger after the treatment, having erased the effects of ageing, coffee, red wine and cigarettes.

Enlighten® Whitening works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2-week home treatment followed by a 1 hour visit to the dentist.

Q. How white will my teeth get?
A. Enlighten® Whitening can whiten up to 16 shades, results vary but if used correctly all teeth will whiten dramatically.

Q. Will they look too white?
A. No, natural teeth rarely look too white. Sometimes very white crowns can look wrong because they are made of porcelain.

Q. Will my crowns, veneers or fillings change colour?
A. No, sometimes you may need to change some of these after whitening.

Q. Is there pain or discomfort?
A. You may get some sensitivity; however, your dentist will give you easy to use desensitising swabs to take home, which will work immediately. You will also receive a tuber of Tooth Serum toothpaste to brush with, while you wait fore your trays, this also helps with sensitivity.

Q. How long does it take?
A. Two weeks after your dentist delivers your Enlighten® Whitening trays. These are thin and comfortable and must be worn in bed for the first 14 nights, then on the 15th day you need to see your dentist for the second treatment which takes only 40 minutes.

Q. How long does it last?
A. Results can last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance, wearing the trays for 1 night every other month. Continuing to brush with Evo-White will also prolong results.

Q. Is it safe?
A. Completely, the materials used in Enlighten® Whitening have been used in dentistry for over 100 years.

POLA – Advanced Tooth Whitening System

POLA DAY | POLA NIGHT – Fits into your daily Schedule.

POLA offers take-home whitening treatments with Poladay and Polanight. Poladay consists of a selection of hydrogen peroxide strengths, designed to deliver a white smile whilst fitting into your busy schedule, whereas the Polanight range contains carbamide peroxide, to deliver a whiter smile for patients with more sensitive teeth.


  • Safe and convenient
  • Effective whitening from 30 minutes twice per day or can be applied overnight while you sleep
  • High water content to protect against sensitivity
  • Poladay and Polanight both contain fluoride, which remineralises the tooth surface to protect against tooth sensitivity
  • Contains a desensitising agent to provide a calming effect on your teeth
  • Both products come in a variety of strengths

Safe Teeth Whitening At Darren Bywater Dental Care

Teeth whitening at our local clinic is entirely safe because it is completed by a trained dental professional. It follows a thorough consultation where we will check your suitability for treatment so that you're only ever having work completed that is right for you.

We know that it can be very tempting for patients to opt for quicker, cheaper teeth whitening treatments and products which come from a number of illegitimate sources such as:

  • Beauticians
  • At-home beauty packages
  • Online whitening kits
  • Hairdressers
  • Social media influencer whitening kits and packages

These quick fixes can seem tempting, especially if the person advertising these products has beautiful white teeth. However, it is important to always put your safety first. Choosing trained dental professionals to provide a treatment that could damage your teeth, gums and soft tissues if it is not done correctly, is clearly a sensible thing to do.

Treatments provided by businesses or companies that are not qualified can put your safety at risk, and often it is not worth the money that you do save. Indeed, teeth whitening is only legal when carried out by a trained dental professional, so please do your research carefully. The health of your smile should always come first, especially when high-quality teeth whitening is available here in Derby at such a reasonable price.

Booking ENLIGHTEN® or POLA Teeth Whitening With Us

For safe, effective teeth whitening designed to last, please book a consultation for ENLIGHTEN® or POLA at our Derby clinic. You can reach our team on 01332 550926 for more information and to book an appointment at a time to suit you.

With us, you can be transformed with a brighter, whiter smile that boosts your confidence and takes years off your looks. Call our team today and we’ll be delighted to assist.

Please contact us for more information about our Derby tooth whitening services.


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