Almost certainly but you should first have your teeth assessed to make sure they are suitable for tooth whitening. Enlighten is the only tooth whitening system that guarantees lightening to at least shade B1 (the lightest natural shade), but no-one can predict the exact end shade.
After assessing your teeth to check tooth whitening is suitable for you, we take impressions of your teeth and the Enlighten lab make precise fitting whitening trays that fit your teeth exactly. After checking the fit of the trays, we then provide you with Enlighten whitening gel, which you put into the trays each night for up to 14 nights to gently and safely whiten your teeth whilst you sleep. Finally we’ll review your result and advise you on maintenance and on any other actions you might need to enhance your result.
No, crowns, veneers, bridgework and fillings will not whiten with any tooth whitening system, but they can be replaced afterwards to match the whitened teeth if desired.
You will need to attend for an initial examination along with the impression taking for the trays. The trays will then need two weeks to be manufactured. In most cases the Enlighten system works fully within two weeks of at home whitening, but some discolouration can be more stubborn to remove so occasionally it can take longer.
Enlighten uses a state-of-the-art version of carbamide peroxide gel which is proven to be safe for use in the mouth and, unlike many other whitening gels, Enlighten gel is pH neutral so it will not damage the surface of the teeth or harm the gums.
All tooth whitening gels can produce some short-lasting tooth sensitivity, which can last until a few days after the whitening has finished. Also, you might experience overnight dry mouth during whitening and some mild tingling of the gums until treatment is finished.
Usually a long time, but teeth will always slowly darken over time, and this can happen more quickly if you drink a lot of tea, coffee or red wine, eat foods with lots of colour and if you smoke. We advise maintaining your new white smile by ‘topping-up’ by using your whitening trays with Enlighten gel for 1 or 2 nights every 2 to 4 months.
No, in the UK it is illegal to provide tooth whitening to anyone under the age of 18 and we reserve the right to request photo ID from patients to prove they are over 18 years old if we have any concerns regarding their age at the time of tooth whitening.