A bright white smile can be a huge confidence boost, as well as improving your overall appearance. So it’s little wonder that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK. Around a quarter of the population has tried some form of whitening treatment.
Professional whitening treatments are much more effective than at-home whitening kits. The procedures available are safe and should not cause any damage to the teeth. However it’s important to choose a skilled professional to carry out any type of dental procedure. This is both for safety reasons and to ensure a good result.
If you’re looking for teeth whitening clinics in London, here are our pick of some of the best.
1. Covent Garden Aesthetic Clinic
This clinic in Covent Garden gets top marks for friendly and competent staff and great results. They specialise in teeth whitening so you know you’ll have experts looking after you. All dentists at the clinic are GDC registered. The clinic also boasts celebrity clients including Tom Daley, Gail Porter, and ITV presenter Liam Dolan.
The Philips Zoom! Whitespeed laser teeth whitening treatment is one of the most advanced methods currently available. It can make teeth 6-10 shades whiter in three sessions, with 73% less sensitivity than other methods. Each session takes 15 minutes and also includes a take-home kit. This includes high-strength hydrogen peroxide gel to remove stains from teeth for up to 20 applications.
Price: from £149
7 Goodwin’s Ct, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LJ
Open 8am -10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am – 9pm Sunday
2. Alkali Dental Studios
This specialist dental clinic in Putney offers a range of whitening treatments. There are also other cosmetic dental procedures on offer such as bonding, recontouring, and high-gloss polish. The service is professional and friendly and they’ve designed the clinic to be as comfortable as possible for nervous clients.
There are two different whitening treatments on offer. Both involve making custom trays for your teeth and using gel at home over a period of time for a gradual whitening of teeth. The KOR treatment is the more advanced whitening system. This uses special trays and long-lasting gels to provide up to 10 hours of whitening action.
Price: £199 for Zoom home teeth whitening, £399 for KOR professional whitening
226a Upper Richmond Rd, Putney, London SW15 6TG
Open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm Saturday, closed on Sunday.
3. Kensington Health Clinic
This aesthetic clinic in Kensington offers deep cleaning treatments combined with in-chair whitening and at-home whitening treatments to ensure healthy white teeth. The staff are friendly and efficient and the clinic gets great reviews for its results.
In-chair whitening treatments take around one hour. The dentist uses a whitening gel in combination with a laser to penetrate the teeth and remove stains. For at-home whitening a mould of your teeth will be used to create a custom tray. You can then use whitening gel for 30 minutes each day. The results of whitening should last around three years with good oral hygiene and diet.
Price: £199 for fast teeth whitening (in chair), £199 for at home whitening, and £350 for deep teeth whitening.
4 Victoria Grove, Kensington, London W8 5RW
Open 10am – 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday.
4. Bayswater Dental Clinic
This full-service dental clinic offers a number of cosmetic treatments including laser gum bleaching as well as the standard teeth whitening treatments. As the clinic was first established in the 1960s, it is well-established and has a great reputation with highly experienced dentists.
Choose from Zoom laser in-clinic whitening, at-home whitening, or a combination of the two for the best and longest lasting results.You can also opt for Enlighten Evolution teeth whitening. This treatment guarantees VITA shade B1 – the whitest natural colour. It takes longer than Zoom whitening and is more expensive, but guarantees the whitest result.
Price: £199 for at-home whitening, £299 for up to 4 15-minute sessions of in-clinic Zoom whitening, £399 for combined Zoom and at-home whitening, £525 for Enlighten Evolution teeth whitening.
1 Cervantes Court, Inverness Terrace, London, W2 6JE
Open 9am – 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 8.30pm Saturday
5. Smilepod Canary Wharf
Smilepod have several dentists across London. Their mission is to provide professional and affordable dental care to the high street so that going to the dentist is as simple as visiting the hairdresser. They have a walk-in menu of treatments including cleaning and a high-gloss diamond polish.
The Philips Zoom at-home whitening treatment can whiten teeth by up to 8 shades in 30-60 minutes a day. You can also opt for Duet whitening, which combines at-home whitening with in-clinic laser whitening treatment. A whitening consultation to decide the best course of treatment for you is free.
Price: £239 for at-home whitening, £499 for in-clinic laser whitening and home treatment.
Promenade Level (-1 Floor), 34 N Colonnade, London, E14 5HX
Open 8.30am – 7pm Monday to Friday and 10.30am – 4pm Saturday.