How long does it take to see results from professional teeth whitening?

Professional Teeth Whitening Results
Are you planning to invest in teeth whitening, read our guide that answers all the key questions, including how long does it take to see results.

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular types of cosmetic dental treatment available today and can have a big impact on how you feel about your smile. There are a lot of treatments offered when it comes to teeth whitening but it’s often only possible to achieve the most impressive results if you’ are opting for professional teeth whitening. If you are planning to invest in teeth whitening for yourself this year we are answering all the key questions, including how long does it take to see results.

What is professional teeth whitening?

There are lots of different options available for teeth whitening but many are ineffective and a waste of money. Some whitening treatments can actually damage your teeth. One of the simplest ways to ensure that you are getting the best possible results is to invest in professional teeth whitening. Anyone who has healthy teeth and gums can have professional teeth whitening and it can be a huge boost to confidence and self-esteem. 

How does professional teeth whitening work?

It will improve the appearance of your teeth by making the natural enamel a lighter, whiter shade. It’s important to note that teeth whitening won’t affect existing composite fillings, dentures, crowns veneers etc. and so you may need to get these replaced to suit the whitened colour of your teeth.

What kind of results can you see from professional teeth whitening?

You should see a noticeable improvement in the colour of your teeth from professional teeth whitening. The treatment will usually take around two or three weeks to complete. In that time, most people will experience a lightening of between six and 12 shades, although this can vary from person to person.

Is professional teeth whitening permanent?

No, you will need to have a top up treatment around once a year so that you can maintain the improvement in the aesthetics of your teeth. There are lots of different ways to get professional teeth whitening and you should speak to your dentist about the best option for you.

What else do I need to know about professional teeth whitening?

It is considered a safe cosmetic dentistry process. Studies have shown that it has no effect on the hardness or mineral content on the surface of your teeth. It will not cause permanent damage to tooth enamel and is considered harmless by most dental professionals.

How do I look after my teeth after professional teeth whitening?

To get the best from an investment in professional teeth whitening, make sure you brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and at least once at the end of the day. Go to your dentist for regular check ups and see the hygienist. Be mindful about what you consume, try to minimise how often you eat sugar, sugary drinks etc and be aware of the food and drink that can cause teeth staining (e.g. coffee, red wine etc).

What options are available for teeth whitening at Zental?

We only use the most premium whitening brands at Zental, the 3 main whitening systems we offer are Boutique, Enlighten and Zoom. Lets take a look at each of these:

Boutique Whitening

This is a home whitening kit and comes in either ‘Day’ or ‘Night’ kits that you wear at home under our professional guidance.

The day-time formula is a stronger whitening solution and needs to be used for just one hour per day. It contains desensitisers and is suitable for people who wish to achieve results quickly.

The ‘Night’ whitening gel has a slower release time, so can be worn while you sleep. The kits come with your custom-made trays and the whitening gel applicators.


Enlighten’s Evolution professional teeth whitening treatment is a revolutionary at home whitening system that can whiten up to 16 shades, easily and safely, and will give you a dramatic look. It works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen, which breaks down stain molecules. Safe to use, it is now a  home only treatment with specialised patented trays giving extended whitening without the need to attend for an in surgery appointment.

Philips Zoom!

Philips Zoom Whitening is a combination whitening system which starts off with a 1 hour in surgery whitening under LED light activation followed by a at home regime of tooth whitening.

We use 6% hydrogen peroxide and LED acceleration to deliver excellent results. In just one visit, Zoom White Speed’s advanced blue LED light-activated technology can enhance the whiteness of your teeth.

If you’re thinking of getting your teeth professionally whitened it’s a simple process from which you’ll usually see results in just a couple of weeks or even sooner. Take a look out at our teeth whitening options.

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