Heybridge Dental Practice offers both Enlighten and Pola teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure, and it’s easy to see why. You can turn your smile from dark to dazzling both rapidly and affordably. It is one of the cheapest cosmetic treatments available in dentistry and can make a noticeable difference in your smile within just 2 weeks. Why not contact us today to see how we can help.


How white will my teeth get? Enlighten Whitening can whiten up to 16 shades. Results vary, but if used correctly all teeth will whiten dramatically. Pola Whitening can whiten up to 6-8 shades. Natural teeth rarely look too white. Sometimes very white crowns can look wrong because they are made of porcelain.

Will my teeth just keep getting whiter the longer I use the gel?
No – they will reach a plateau; Whitening should be discontinued when the teeth do not appear to change any further or when desired shade is reached.

Is it safe? Is there any pain?
It is completely safe. You may get some sensitivity, however your dentist will provide solutions to reduce or eliminate this sensitivity. If you teeth are generally a little sensitivity, it is suggested that you go for Enlighten Whitening as it’s package is targeted to minimize sensitivity. You will be given easy to use desensitising swabs to take home, which will work immediately. You will also receive a tube of Tooth Serum toothpaste to brush with while you wait for your trays. This also helps with sensitivity. The materials used in both Enlighten and Pola Whitening have been used in dentistry for over 100 years.

Does it damage your teeth?
No. There are no long-term side-effects of tooth whitening. The sensitivity that some people may experience with teeth whitening is only a short-term effect and will subside within a few days of stopping whitening.

How long does it take?
Two weeks after your dentist delivers your Whitening trays. These are thin and comfortable and must be worn in bed for 14 nights.

How long does it last?
Results can last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance. Wearing the trays for 1 night every 1-2 months will help maintain the results and keep staining to a minimum. Continuing to brush with Tooth Serum will also prolong results.

Will my fillings, crowns and veneers change colour?
No, sometimes you may need to change some of these after whitening. NB: this will be an additional charge.

Is teeth whitening safe during pregnancy?
It is not recommended to use teeth whitening products during pregnancy.

Can I drink tea, coffee, red wine or smoke during the treatment?
Yes, in moderation.

Will I have to pay to whiten my teeth again in the future?
No. As long as you still have your whitening trays, you can simply purchase top-up gels at a fraction of the initial cost.

How much does it cost?
Enlighten Whitening – from £499 Enlighten top-up gels – from £100 Pola Whitening – from £280 Pola top-up gels – from £60

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COVID-19 Guidance


PRACTICE UPDATE To all our lovely patients. Thank you so much for all your patience and understanding since we were told to close our practice. It has been a difficult time for all, and we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. We have been available during our normal opening hours for emergency advice and triaging throughout. We were pleased to hear the recent Government announcement that dental practices can reopen from the 8th of June. We have been working very hard to get as close to this date as possible. As we look ahead SAFETY will be the most important element. We will be using the first week to train our staff and update our policies and protocols, as well as continuously sourcing the necessary personal protective equipment. We hope we can open on the 15th of June for emergency assessments for patients who are in Pain, and provide a limited range of treatments.

As the restrictions start to ease we plan to prioritise our patients that had appointments canceled or problems during the lockdown period. It will be a slow transition to routine care and full range of services. You will notice your patient journey will be somewhat different to what you have been used to. We will be using our website, social media and emails to communicate these changes. Please lookout for these updates! Please do not come to the practice without a pre booked appointment.

We very much look forward to seeing you all soon, and getting back to the ‘new norm’

Heybridge Dental Practice 🦷