Teeth Whitening

Professional ‘teeth bleaching’

Good oral hygiene and a regular tooth cleaning routine are the best foundation to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. However, even in the most diligently cleaned mouth, teeth will naturally discolour over time, especially if you regularly drink coffee, tea or red wine which gradually stain the enamel.

If you think your teeth could do with a fresher, brighter shine, you could consider choosing one of our range of whitening treatments, which can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

Fast, effective in-surgery whitening treatment

If you are after quick results, and are happy to come into the surgery for a treatment, we can offer you an in-surgery whitening treatment, using Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed, our recommended whitening treatment, which has been clinically proven to whiten teeth up to six shades in one hour.

Over a 60-minute appointment, our dentist will cover your gums with a protective covering and then apply a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel - hydrogen peroxide breaks down the molecular bonds which make up the stains on your teeth. The dentist then shines an intense LED light on your teeth to speed up the process. After an hour, that’s it - a whiter, brighter smile!

Convenient, take-home whitening treatment

If you prefer not to book an hour-long appointment, we can provide you with Philips Zoom whitening treatment to apply at home in your own time, either in the day or while you sleep at night.

Philips Zoom! DayWhite

This treatment needs to be applied to your teeth for 15-30 minutes twice a day for two weeks. You’ll need to book a brief appointment with us first so that we can talk you through the treatment, select the strength and also take an impression of your teeth so that we can make a custom tray which will fit your teeth perfectly. We then send you home with the tray and a set of syringes containing the whitening gel. All you need to do is squeeze the gel into your tray and slot it onto your teeth twice a day over the two-week period.

Philips Zoom! NiteWhite

This Treatment works in exactly the same way, but is a gentler formulation that can be worn overnight, for the same two-week period.


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It’s worth remembering for your own safety, that only a qualified dental professional is legally allowed to administer whitening treatment. Some beauticians do say they offer it, but unfortunately, they are breaking the law. Whitening treatments are totally safe if administered by a trained dentist who knows how to apply the treatment safely and who has taken any pre-treatment precautions to avoid tooth sensitivity.

To book a consultation to discuss the right whitening treatment for you, call 0131 668 1521 or email info@barbourdentalcare.co.uk