Category: Teeth Whitening

Mid-winter whitening

In the depths of a cold, dark British winter, every little bit of extra sparkle is gratefully received. With more than 12 hours of darkness until the end of March, whiteness stands out even more, so it’s the perfect time to add your extra bit of gleam to the world with teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening in BournemouthTeeth lose their gleam because traces of pigment from various foods, such as those with tomato sauces, and drinks, such as red wine and black tea, get trapped in the pores of the enamel. Brushing won’t get rid of them. But whitening gel uses its active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, to gently lift them out.

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments here at Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth. It’s quick, it’s easy and you don’t need to undergo any change to the structure of your teeth to have it.

Don’t go off the shelf

It can be tempting to get a whitening kit from a shop or the internet, but these products are not allowed to contain as much whitening agent as one from your dentist. Also, the whitening trays have not been made to fit your teeth, so there is more chance of the gel spilling over into your mouth.

Before you start

You want to get maximum contact between the gel and your teeth, so it’s a good idea to have them deep cleaned by the hygienist to remove any build-up of plaque that would get in the way.

Get a bespoke kit from us

We take impressions of your teeth and use these to make gel trays that will fit you perfectly. You take them home along with our whitening gel. Put some gel into the trays and put them over your teeth. Wear the trays for a short period every day. Depending on how stained your teeth are to begin with, it will take about 2 weeks to reach your desired shade of white.

Whitening is not permanent, but you can always buy more gel from us when you want top up your treatment. This will probably be every several months.

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A white Christmas

How white are your teeth? If they are looking dull and discoloured, how about asking for teeth whitening for Christmas?

At Castle Lane Dental Care, we offer a teeth whitening system that you can use again and again so that you never have to suffer from discoloured teeth again.

Teeth Whitening in BournemouthWhy do teeth become discoloured?

It may look like tooth enamel is a solid covering for the teeth, but it is, in fact, porous. When you eat highly pigmented foods, such as rich red tomato sauces, or you drink tea, coffee or red wine, traces of the pigments get trapped in the pores of your tooth enamel. Brushing won’t entirely get rid of them and over time, they build up and obscure the natural, white gleam of your teeth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whiteners are gels containing hydrogen peroxide, a safe whitener that has been around for centuries. It gets into the pores of your tooth enamel and lifts out the traces of pigment. The gels hold the hydrogen peroxide against the teeth while it does its work.

Why use the dentist for teeth whitening

Hydrogen peroxide whitening gels come in different strengths. The ones you can get from the dentist are stronger and more effective than any you can buy over the counter. Also, we provide you with custom-made gel trays that have been made from impressions of your teeth. This means that the gel maintains maximum contact with your teeth and also means that it won’t spill over onto the soft parts of your mouth.

Getting your whitening kit

You need to come in so that we can take impressions from which to make your gel trays, and then come back to pick up your whitening kit.

Use the gel for a short period every day and over the next 2-3 weeks, your teeth will gradually become whiter, until they reach your desired shade.

Do it again and again

Whitening is not a permanent treatment and it fades over time. But with your own gel trays, you can buy more gel and top up your treatment whenever you feel you need it.

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Why you need professional whitening

We know it’s tempting to buy off-the-shelf or off-the-internet teeth whitening kits but they can be harmful. Teeth whitening may not be an invasive treatment in that it doesn’t involve altering the structure of your teeth or cutting into your flesh or bone, but it still needs to be treated with respect.

When you come to us at Castle Lane Dental Care for teeth whitening in Bournemouth, we take the time to make sure the gel trays that you receive are custom-made for your teeth. By ensuring that the gel trays hug your teeth, we also ensure maximum contact between the whitening gel and your tooth enamel. Badly-fitting trays can lead to the gel seeping out over the top and landing on your mouth’s soft tissue, possibly causing irritation or damage.

Teeth Whitening in BournemouthIt’s always important to treat chemicals with respect and this goes for whitening gel as much as, say, hair dye. Only this stuff you are putting into your mouth.

What is whitening gel made of?

The active ingredient in teeth whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide. It has been tested for safety and effectiveness. It’s a wonderful wound cleaner and disinfectant, and has been used as such since it was first discovered in the 1800s. It’s also been the active ingredient in hair bleach for a long time.

How do I whiten my teeth?

When you come to us for teeth whitening, we first take impressions of your teeth and use this to make your gel trays. You take them home, along with a supply of whitening gel. You put some in the gel trays (we’ll show you how) and wear them for a few hours each day for two to three weeks, depending on your level of staining, to see results.

Now that you own your gel trays, you can repeat this for a day or two every three to four months to keep your whitening topped up. Make your teeth whitening treatment last as long as possible by avoiding tea, coffee, red wine and other staining foods such as blueberries. Cutting back or quitting smoking will also help.

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Give your teeth a boost

There’s nothing quite like a really good smile to brighten up everyone’s day. The person being smiled at feels instantly cheered, the person doing the smiling releases serotonin and feels cheered too. What’s not to love?

Well, if your teeth are not as white as you’d like, you might find that there is something not to love, but don’t worry, because with teeth whitening in Bournemouth at Castle Lane Dental Care, it’s easily fixed.

Teeth Whitening in BournemouthTeeth whitening is the world’s most popular cosmetic dental treatment. It doesn’t alter the structure of your teeth, and you can do it at home under supervision from your dentist at Castle Lane Dental Care.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide to gently lift out surface stains from your tooth enamel. These stains are caused by coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and even some medications, as well as tobacco. It only works on surface stains, discolouration within the tooth cannot be removed, and you may wish to explore alternatives like veneers or cosmetic bonding to cover it over.

When you come to us for teeth whitening, you will need two appointments. In the first, we will take impressions from which we will make you a set of gel trays that perfectly fit your teeth.

In the second appointment, we will check the trays fit before giving you a take-home kit of whitening gel and the trays.

You put the gel in the trays and then wear them overnight, each night. It takes about two weeks to lighten your teeth, or longer if the staining is very bad.

After you have reached your desired shade of white, you are ready to smile your best smile.


Teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment. How long it lasts depends on how well you take care of your lovely white teeth.

You can preserve the whiteness by avoiding the foods and drinks that cause staining, and also by cleaning your teeth after every meal.

But, now that you own a pair of gel trays, there is nothing to stop you getting more gel and having a top-up treatment when the whiteness starts to fade.


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Get that bright white smile

Are you a fan of coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, or fruit juices? Do you suffer from gum disease or hereditary dental problems? A lot of people are suffering from yellowing and discoloured teeth because of these issues, or simply from the ageing process. You can change the course of nature with teeth whitening in Bournemouth.

teeth-whitening-in-BournemouthA white, bright smile looks healthy, youthful and beautiful. Being happy with your smile is an important component in anyone’s confidence levels. In Bournemouth, teeth whitening is a cost-effective, safe and reliable method of brightening your teeth. At Castle Lane Dental Care, we offer a choice of types of treatment to achieve that dream smile.

Many products that claim to whiten teeth are available on the high street and the internet but these products will be of a lesser quality then a dental professional at Castle Lane Dental Care can offer. In the best-case scenario, they may not work, while in the worst cases they can damage your teeth.

Teeth whitening in Bournemouth, like all cosmetic dental procedures, should only be carried out on healthy teeth. At Castle Lane Dental Care we use the popular Enlighten and Enigma Illumine teeth whitening systems. These have been tried and tested by dentists with thousands of happy patients.

How long does teeth whitening in Bournemouth last?

Your Enlighten smile can last up to three years. However, everyone’s habits and lifestyles vary and the use of tobacco, drinking red wine, coffee, or tea will affect how long your results will last. Frequent visits to Castle Lane Dental Care for professional cleaning will help maintain the results. You may wish to use the Enlighten teeth whitening in Bournemouth treatment frequently, and keep a whiter smile for even longer.

Why choose Castle Lane Dental Care?

At Castle Lane Dental Care, our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We are a family dental practice. Our team is committed to providing the highest levels of excellence for your dental care. With Castle Lane Dental Care you can be assured that you are safe, caring and professional hands.

Why not give us a ring and arrange your first consultation for your teeth whitening in Bournemouth.

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Why get my teeth whitened?

Often the difference between a good smile and a great smile is the whiteness of the teeth. As teeth age, they can lose their luster and brightness.Teeth whitening in Bournemouth, is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the UK. It is a simple, fast and effective way to boost the appearance of your smile and can be carried out at home while under the supervision of your dental professional at Castle Lane Dental Care.

teeth-whitening-in-BournemouthEnlighten Evolution

At Castle Lane Dental Care, we only use reliable and professional teeth whitening procedures such as Enlighten Evolution Whitening.It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a two week home treatment followed by a one hour visit to Castle Lane Dental Care.

It works by increasing the permeability to oxygen on your teeth, which then breaks down stain molecules, therefore increasing the whiteness of your teeth.

Is it safe?

Enlighten Evolution teeth whitening in Bournemouth is completely safe. The materials in Enlighten Evolution have been used in dentistry for over 100 years. The Enlighten gel formula will not harm the enamel on your teeth and will not affect your existing fillings. The Enlighten product is based on the development of a formula that is being safely and effectively used in over 5,000 dental surgeries across the world.

The process

The Enlighten gel is applied to your teeth and the tooth whitening light is positioned over your teeth, which activates the gel. After around 40 minutes your teeth will be at their brightest. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which has been used in dentistry for many years and has proven to be completely safe.

The results of teeth whitening in Bournemouth

The Enlighten tooth whitening system at Castle Lane Dental Care has shown it can whiten teeth by up to 10 shades. Enlighten can brighten your teeth dramatically. Not everyone’s teeth respond in the same way, as results will vary due to factors such as tooth density and lifestyle habits. Most people will brighten their teeth substantially with just one treatment at Castle Lane Dental Care.

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