Teeth Whitening

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Dear Dr Shabs. This is just a note to say thank you SO MUCH for everything you’ve done for me and my disasterous teeth! Ever since I smashed my front teeth in freshers week I felt like I’ve been in the best possible hands! However, I’ve just finished a teaching course and am going to go and teach English in Jordan in two weeks time and therefore have had to register somewhere else 🙁 Whenever I’m back living in Manchester again though, I’ll be back. Cheers again, Helen (the one who does Arabic)


Teeth Whitening

It is completely natural for thee to become discoloured with time due to tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and some foods. Teeth naturally darken as we age, even with the best hygiene care and home regime. This can often lead to people being unsatisfied with their smiles, which is why our teeth whitening services are the best way to correct these problems.

How does Teeth Whitening work?

Teeth Whitening is a process that uses a chemical called hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to brighten and whiten the outer surfaces of your teeth. There are many systems available to help with this. We will advise as to the most suitable for you. A popular method at Cheadle is Home Whitening in which we construct customised trays, which are filled with the correct types of gels and applied to your teeth for about 30-45 minutes to produce the final result.


In order to help you understand the process exactly and make you comfortable with the steps of the treatment, the cosmetic dentist will carry out the first cycle of teeth whitening in the surgery. This ensures appropriate instructions are followed to produce the perfect smile results for you.

There are other methods wall chair side systems which can take about 1 hour in the surgery often followed up with a home whitening system.

These include:

  • Laser Whitening – in this procedure one or multiple lasers to whiten the teeth.
  • Zoom Whitening – this method is based on the popular whitening product which was featured on the TV program Extreme Makeover.
  • Enlighten – the modern and effective system which produces fantastic results.

The choice of which method is prescribed for you will be determined on examination, and the most suitable and effective method for your teeth will be recommended.

How it works

Our whitening treatments can reverse years of damage and restore your teeth to a beautiful light tone. We offer a bespoke service that aligns exactly to your teeth. We will provide you with a custom-made tray that is created by taking impressions of your teeth for the perfect fit. Following an initial whitening session in the surgery, we will give you everything you need to carry on the treatment at home, including bleaching gel, full instructions and access to our expert advice. Results can be startling, whitening the teeth by up to six shades in just the initial session.

Follow up

As with any dental procedure, we urge patients to take things easy for the initial 24 hours after your appointment. We advise that only soft, bland foods are consumed at first, with no hot drinks that could cause sensitivity. As the bleaching treatment continues at home, we remind all patients to contact us should they feel any unexpected discomfort or have any queries about the process.

Why choose Cheadle Dental?

Our team of dentists and dental support technicians can work with you in the following areas:

  • Routine check-ups and hygiene advice
  • Emergency dental care, 24/7
  • Dental bridges, crowns and implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry, including whitening, straightening and veneers
  • Root canals
  • Children’s services and family dentistry
  • Nervous patients
  • Anti-wrinkling and other cosmetic facial procedures

A little more about us...


A: We use a combination of gels to gently whiten your teeth. The first stage takes place at home with a specially fitted tray of gel to be worn every night for two weeks. This is then enhanced with stronger gel that is applied at the surgery for a deeper whitening effect

A: Yes we can. Our tooth whitening solution gives astonishing results , even on teeth that have been stained or years or discoloured from coffee, wine and nicotine.

A: The solution is perfectly safe, so long as you follow our instructions,. We will monitor you throughout the process. You will need to share your medical history with the dentist before proceeding, especially if you are taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding as this may affect your treatment.

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