Enlighten Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Chelsea

Enlighten Teeth Whitening London

American Smile Dentists in London, Chelsea, offers Enlighten treatment which is widely acknowledged as the most effective teeth whitening system in the world. It gives guaranteed results with very low sensitivity and relies on expert technique so, for optimal results, you are closely guided through the entire procedure by your dentist.

Benefits of Enlighten teeth whitening over other systems:


  • Enlighten guarantees a shade of Vita B1 or lighter to 98% of patients (this is an extremely light shade, at the top of the whitening scale).
  • For 95% of patients, this shade is achieved within 2 weeks.
  • No diet change is required throughout the whitening process, or afterwards.
  • The effects last indefinitely.
  • It has a lower sensitivity than other whitening products.
  • Patients can achieve a lighter shade more quickly, when compared to other whitening products.
  • Enlighten whitening treatment works straight through the enamel and does not harm the tooth surface.

The main disadvantage of the system is that is costs more because the trays, gels and materials required for Enlighten are much more expensive than other systems.

Also, because there is a strict procedural protocol that must be followed to achieve the best results with Enlighten, it requires three surgery visits to complete.

Enlighten Teeth Whitening London
Enlighten Tooth Whitening London

Enlighten Teeth Whitening Process

At the first visit...
impressions are taken and we provide you with the Enlighten tooth serum. This will help to reduce any possible sensitivity problems during treatment and produce a more even and longer-lasting whitening result.

At the next appointment...
approximately 10 days later - we fit your whitening trays and carry out in-surgery desensitising. You then whiten at home for 14 consecutive nights before returning for your final in-surgery session. For some, more difficult, cases, you may require a longer period of home whitening (up to 28 nights) - your dentist will inform you if this is true for you. Very special instructions are given to you at this appointment, and it is crucial you follow these carefully to ensure optimal whitening.

At the third and final appointment...
gel is applied by your dentist in the surgery. This is chemically activated gel, so no light is required. This appointment lasts approximately one hour, and is the point when your teeth reach the desired shade. These results are designed to last indefinitely, although certain upkeep is required to ensure this. For example, in year one you will need to whiten overnight for a single night every two months, followed by one night every four months in year two, and every six months in year three. It is also recommended you continue to use Enlighten toothpaste to maintain the results.

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Why Professional Teeth Whitening Outshines DIY Methods

In a world where instant gratification is often sought after, it's tempting to reach for the quickest, most accessible solution to achieve a brighter smile. The allure of do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth whitening products, such as whitening pens and charcoal toothpaste, is undeniable. They promise fast results with minimal effort and at a fraction of the cost of professional treatments. However, when it comes to your dental health, this convenience can come at a high price, especially for those with weak enamel. Here's why professional whitening under the care of a dentist is not only the safer choice but the most effective one too.

Understanding Enamel Weakness

Enamel, the outermost layer of your teeth, is the hard, protective shell that guards against decay, sensitivity, and discoloration. However, factors such as diet, oral hygiene, grinding and genetics can weaken enamel over time, making it more susceptible to damage. Weak enamel is less equipped to handle the abrasive substances and strong chemicals found in many over-the-counter whitening products, leading to increased sensitivity, uneven whitening, and in some cases, irreversible damage.

The Pitfalls of DIY Teeth Whitening

  1. Unpredictable Results: Over-the-counter whitening products often provide uneven or insufficient whitening. This inconsistency can lead to a smile that's patchy rather than uniformly bright.
  2. Risk of Overuse: Without professional guidance, there's a tendency to overuse DIY whitening products in pursuit of quicker or more dramatic results, exacerbating enamel wear and sensitivity.
  3. Chemical Burns and Gum Damage: The application of whitening agents without proper dental supervision can lead to chemical burns on the gums or oral tissues, causing discomfort and potential long-term damage.

Professional Teeth Whitening Advantage

  1. Tailored Treatment: A dentist can customise the whitening treatment to match your specific needs, considering factors like enamel strength and the degree of discoloration. This personalised approach ensures optimal results while minimisng risks.
  2. Protecting Your Enamel: Dentists use high-quality whitening agents that are safe for your teeth, along with techniques designed to protect weak enamel from further damage.
  3. Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment: Before any whitening procedure, a dentist will assess your overall oral health to identify any underlying issues that need to be addressed, ensuring that whitening is both safe and effective for you.

Safeguarding Your Smile

Choosing to whiten your teeth under the supervision of a dentist means investing in the long-term health and appearance of your smile. Professional whitening is not just about achieving a brighter smile; it's about doing so safely, ensuring that your teeth remain healthy and strong.

For those with weak enamel, this choice is even more critical. A professional can recommend treatments to strengthen your enamel before proceeding with whitening, ensuring that you achieve the radiant smile you desire without compromising your dental health.

While the convenience of DIY whitening solutions can be tempting, the risks they pose to individuals with weak enamel cannot be overlooked. Professional whitening offers a safer, more effective alternative, providing peace of mind and dazzling results. Remember, when it comes to your dental health, the best results come from making the bright choice: trusting your smile to the experts.

At American Smile we're committed to providing you with safe, personalised, and effective whitening treatments that protect and enhance your smile. Let us help you achieve the bright, healthy smile you've always wanted, with the care and expertise you deserve.

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