Benefits of Visiting a Dentist for Teeth Whitening

Treatment room for teeth whitening

Feeling great about your smile can dramatically change the way you feel about yourself and improve your self confidence. Orthodontic treatment helps to straighten misaligned teeth, but if you feel self conscious about the colour of your teeth, this cannot be solved by braces. Everyone’s teeth discolour over time, but the good news is that visiting a teeth whitening dentist can help you to achieve a smile to brighten a room and change the way you feel about yourself for the better.

Whilst all teeth discolour over time, there are a number of lifestyle choices that can contribute to stained or discoloured teeth. Extrinsic discolouration affects the exterior of the teeth and is caused by staining from smoking, drinking coffee and tea and other habits. Intrinsic discolouration is inside the tooth and happens as we age and enamel grows thinner, but can also be affected by trauma, infection and illness.

What is teeth whitening? How does it work?

Teeth whitening is achieved by applying a whitening solution to the surface of the teeth to lighten them by several shades to boost your smile. In order to achieve the best results, and feel satisfied with your teeth whitening before and after photos, it’s always important to seek professional teeth whitening treatment from trained dental professionals, rather than choosing off-the-shelf whitening kits that can be very damaging to your teeth, gums and health.

Let’s talk about some of the biggest benefits of seeing a teeth whitening dentist.


When it comes to your oral health, you should always entrust your teeth with a professional rather than attempting to treat yourself. Professional teeth whitening uses a whitening solution that is carefully customised to suit your specific needs, whilst off-the-shelf whitening kits may considerably increase your teeth sensitivity and damage your gums. A dental professional will closely monitor the progress of your teeth whitening, ensuring that you are safe.


As well as being unsafe, off-the-shelf teeth whitening kits are also highly unreliable. Professional teeth whitening on the other hand, ensures reliable results, ensuring your teeth are lightened a few shades without being damaged.

Enhanced Appearance

Once teeth whitening is complete, you’ll notice fantastic results - the difference between your teeth whitening before and after photos will be clear, and the results can have a big impact on the way you look, as well as the way you feel. Lighter teeth can make you look much more youthful and it’s likely your smile will stand out to those you meet.

Increased Confidence

As a result of your enhanced appearance, there’s a good chance that teeth whitening will have a great effect on the way you feel about your teeth, your smile, and yourself in general. Feeling a new confidence in your smile can leave you feeling like a new person.

Complimentary to Orthodontic Treatment

Teeth whitening is a popular choice after teeth straightening treatments. For patients that have fixed braces, teeth whitening once treatment is complete can help remove any worries about discoloured teeth as a result of having to clean around braces. For patients who have benefited from hidden braces such as Lingual or Invisalign, teeth whitening can provide a new lighter colour to complement perfectly straight teeth!

Arrange a consultation with a teeth whitening dentist

If you are interested in learning more about teeth whitening or would like to arrange a consultation for teeth whitening in Surrey, contact Marsh House Orthodontics by calling 020 8646 6200.