Tooth Whitening

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening lightens the natural colour of your teeth without damaging any of the tooth surface. It won’t completely change the colour of your teeth, but it will lighten the existing shade.

Why would I need my teeth whitened?

Our teeth become discoloured as we get older through staining on the surface from food and drink such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking will also stain our teeth. Other reasons our teeth become stained can be; calculus and tartar buildup, staining under the surface caused by some antibiotics and tiny cracks in the teeth become stained.

What does tooth whitening involve?

We offer 2 whitening treatments:

Home whitening kits:

This is the most common method of tooth whitening.

First we will take impressions to construct a custom fitted whitening tray for home use.

You then apply the whitening product to your teeth daily for 3-4 hours (or preferably overnight), using this specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a gum-shield.

It will take between 2-4 weeks to achieve a whiter smile. In cases of severe staining it may take longer.

If you want to see faster results we can offer our ‘ENLIGHTEN’ treatment:

ENLIGHTEN Teeth Whitening:

This is a combination of home whitening and in surgery whitening, which claims to get to B1 shade or brighter.

Learn more here:

The results are usually quite dramatic and can often be up to 6 shades lighter.
We offer a FREE consultation to advise you if tooth whitening is suitable for you.

Please note that tooth whitening may not be recommended for your teeth.

How much does tooth whitening cost?

Home Whitening Kits:

We are currently running a very special offer on home tooth whitening systems. For only £299 you get a consultation appointment and the complete home whitening kit. This is probably the lowest professionally fitted tooth whitening kit in the South East.

ENLIGHTEN treatments:

Our ENLIGHTEN treatment offers fantastic value for money. You get a free consultation appointment, the ENLIGHTEN treatment appointment for only £599

If you are interested in either of these treatments please book your free assessment appointment on: 01737 350068
Please note: You cannot get whitening treatments on the NHS.

How long will my teeth stay whiter?

The effects of whitening can last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. Ask us for our opinion before you start your treatment.

What about whitening toothpastes?

There are several whitening toothpastes on the market. Although they do not affect the natural colour of your teeth, they may be effective at removing staining and therefore may improve the overall appearance of your teeth.

Whitening toothpaste may also help the effect last, once your teeth have been professionally whitened.

We recommend that you look for our accreditation symbol on the packaging of oral care products. This is a guarantee that the claims made about the product have been scientifically and clinically checked by an independent panel of experts.

How can I look after my teeth once they have been whitened?

You can help to keep your teeth white by cutting down on the amount of food and drink you have that can stain teeth.

Don’t forget, stopping smoking can also help prevent discolouring and staining.

We recommend the following tips to care for your teeth:
brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
and, of course, visit us for regular check ups.



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Friendly reviews from our clients

Kunal, the best dentist, full of jokes and very professional
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afcbrad G.
14:32 13 Sep 20
Desperate with tooth ache during the COVID-19 Pandemic with no ressponse from my regular dentist, I visited this surgery. From the beginning, a 5 star service. Required a Root Canal Treatment which Jonathan Lee did, he was excellent as I was very nervous. It was a fabulous result which was finished by a superb fitting of a crown by Marc Clery. The level of communication, reassurance and kindness with excellent professionalism from the whole practice made me feel so reassured, I have moved to this practice! Thank you Marc & Rakhi.
Lynette Walker
Lynette W.
03:50 23 Aug 20
Extremely polite and friendly service from all staff. High quality of care and professionalism in the dental work carried out by Kunal and Sarah. Would strongly recommend for your local practice.
Matthew Winnan
Matthew W.
06:45 07 Mar 20
Highly recommend this surgery if, like me, you are nervous or scared of visiting the dentist. They explain fully what will happen and never rush the treatment, being really patient and kind despite my anxiety. I now book up to go regularly, where before I avoided going until I had a problem because I know that I will be treated with respect and understanding over my fears, which makes the whole process bearable. It’s a very professional service too, where you get reminders about your appointments and friendly, helpful reception ladies. If you’re feeling anxious, just tell them because they really will look after you!
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B H.
19:06 27 Feb 20
Friendly and compassionate service. Always very good at putting me at ease, have always looked after me really well. Would recommend
Alex West
Alex W.
18:22 07 Feb 20
Fantastic communication and unrivalled care and attention from all of the staff at Banstead Dental Care. I have undergone numerous treatments in the past 6 months with Rakhi and feel completely at home. I no longer need to say "I hate the dentist"! 100% recommended.
Ben Clements
Ben C.
12:27 07 Feb 20
Friendly Professional team that come across as real experts in their field. I've been a customer here for 5 years and very pleased with the service I've received. I can highly recommend!
Tony O'Reilly
Tony O.
17:46 06 Feb 20
Great customer service and dental care. They were our saviour when our son needed some emergency dental treatment. We are very grateful. Thank you!
Louise Jukes
Louise J.
14:16 25 Jan 20
My son's and I were patients at another private practice for 15 years until our circumstances changed. I was extremely nervous about the change but was recommended to this practice and took the plunge with both of my sons in tow, one of whom has regular check ups while his braces are in place and after care arranged for when they are removed.. Marcus has been brilliant. His manner is reassuring, informative and thorough. The dental nurses, reception staff and hygienists are all great. The payment plan is also a good idea. Highly recommended.
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Karen S.
16:57 22 Dec 19

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Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2NZ

01737 350068

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