Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Camden, London

If you are looking for the very best teeth whitening treatments in Camden, London then  NW1 Dental Care can help. We are pleased to offer our patients Teeth whitening that offer stunning bright smile and long lasting results which are all performed by fully qualified GDC (General Dental Council) registered dentists.

Common reasons of having yellow or stained teeth are

  • Poor oral health and hygiene
  • Ageing
  • Smoking cigarettes or Tobacco intake in any form
  • Old dental fillings
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Genetic factors
  • Excessive consumption of beverages like tea and coffee
  • Consumption of certain medication like antibiotics, excessive fluoride (especially during childhood)

Benefits of teeth whitening

  • Regain your bright smile and improve your smile appearance
  • Treatment is affordable and make helps enhance your smile and create first impressions
  • Get rid of any stains and discolorations
  • Look more young and bright
  • Boost your confidence and self esteem
  • Improve your smile for special occasion like weddings, parties or work

However, before taking the treatment its important to speak to our dentist to check if you are the right candidate for the treatment

Teeth Whitening process

  • The dentist will check if you are suitable for teeth laser whitening.
  • Cheek retractor is placed.
  • Whitening gel is applied to the teeth.
  • Laser light pointed towards the teeth to activate the gel.
  • Removes stains from within the teeth.


If your teeth are sensitive, use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste to minimise sensitivity. Avoiding cigarettes, as well as drinks that stain teeth (red wine, coffee, and tea), will also help your results last as long as possible. It’s also important to keep in good oral health, so brush and floss your teeth daily, and visit your dentist and hygienist for regular appointments.


Teeth whitening treatment provided at NW1 Dental Care in Camden, London

At the NW1 Dental care, we are pleased to offer our clients a comprehensive range of teeth whitening treatments. Our treatments procedures include:

  • Laser Teeth Whitening
  • Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening
  • Enlighten Whitening

Laser Teeth Whitening

This is in-chair standard laser teeth whitening treatment for those living the busy lifestyle and want a quick result in just one hour.  This dental procedure occurs under properly monitored conditions that enable safe use of bleaching gel. The results are visible immediately after the treatment.

The results vary from person to person. We recommend for best results to have a cleaning done prior to treatment. On average teeth are whitened up to 3-4 shades by laser whitening procedure. We also recommend avoiding any staining liquids and foods for at least 24hrs after treatment.

Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening

This is one of our advanced whitening treatments that is more effective than the traditional laser teeth whitening option and is designed for both home and clinic use

We use Philips Zoom whitening system as it is one of the most trusted, researched and number one worldwide patient-requested professional whitening brand.

When it comes to Philips Zoom!, you will get the most dramatic results and you will leave the dentist chair with an instantly brighter and more confident smile. It uses the latest technology and is the most used technology used by dentists worldwide with over 10 million procedures worldwide.

The treatment takes only an hour and has proven to whiten teeth up to six shades lighter, reversing stains from food drinks, ageing and even discoloration from some types of medication and it’s also completely safe. The result ? Instantly brighter teeth, with little to no sensitivity. We have had excellent results with patient satisfaction nearly 100%

The treatment takes only an hour and you can walk out with a brighter smile for any occasion. It uses the latest technology and is the most used technology used by dentists worldwide with over 10 million procedures worldwide. You get excellent results and patient satisfaction is nearly 100%

Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed In-Chair Whitening

In a hurry? Then this one is for you. With Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed In-Chair Whitening, your teeth could be up to six shades whiter in just 60 minutes. You’ll leave the surgery with an instantly brighter, more confident smile.

​For best results, we’ll send you home with customised whitening trays and a whitening kit, which is included in the price of your treatment. This way, you can continue whitening at home to keep your smile as bright as when you left the surgery.

Philips Zoom! Home Whitening

If you’re budget conscious, home whitening might be for you. You’ll receive custom made home-whitening trays and enough gels for two weeks. Choose from two options:

  • Philips Zoom! DayWhite : DayWhite is perfect if you want to wear trays for as little as possible during the day. You wear the trays for 30 to 90 minutes and see results in as little as two weeks.
  • Philips Zoom! NiteWhite : NiteWhite lets you whiten overnight as you sleep, so you don’t have to deal with whitening trays during the day. NiteWhite also gives noticeable results in two weeks and is available in different strengths.

Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening treatment process in 4 Easy Steps

  1. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your gums, lips and the skin around your lips, leaving only your teeth exposed to the laser light.
  2. The dentist will apply the Zoom whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the Zoom Teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discolouration.
  3. The gel will be applied for three or four fifteen minute sessions for a total time of 45 – 60 minutes, removing and cleaning your teeth after each 15 minute cycle. This extra step allows our dentist to closely monitor your colour.
  4. Once the three – four sessions have been completed, your teeth will be cleaned and you will go home with a brighter, whiter smile, in just one visit.

Please note prior to whitening treatment, patients may need a dental examination and hygiene treatment to ensure teeth and gums are fit for the whitening treatment.

How Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening work?

As the pores of teeth enamel holding stains, many people experience discolouring or undesirable shades in their teeth. The dentist will protect your lips and gums with special covering and a unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. A light is used to activate the whitening treatment where hydrogen peroxide breaks down the molecular bonds making up stains on and in your teeth and allowing you to achieve upto 6 shades whiter teeth at the end of your session. The intense light of the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Whitening LED Accelerator shining on the whitening gel makes the process work even faster, improving whitening results by as much as 40% compared to other LED lamps. Following the treatment the dentist will explain the aftercare to ensure long lasting results. Some of patients might experience short term sensitivity after the treatment which is completely normal and your dentist will provide options on how discomfort can be minimised.


Enlighten Whitening

Enlighten Tooth Whitening System is our most highly recommended tooth whitening treatment available.  This is the superior brand for tooth whitening. It is used for difficult cases or when patients want guaranteed result of brightness. This product has proven to lighten teeth by up to 10 shades. What’s best is it is guaranteed to reach B1 shade. This product will help reverse the years of everyday staining, boost your confidence and give you an overall brighter, dazzling smile. The Enlighten whitening system includes a range of professional treatments eg. anti-sensitivity serum to reduce sensitivity. It is available for both in-clinic and home-kit form. For the best possible results, we recommend a combination of in-house and at-home treatments.

Enlighten Home kit and Chair Side Whitening Process

  • Consultation to check your teeth are suitable for the Enlighten treatment.
  • Shade readings and impressions of your teeth will be taken.
  • Your impressions will be sent to the Enlighten laboratory where they will produce high quality bleaching trays. This process should take around 2 weeks.
  • You will also be asked to use the special Tooth Serum Toothpaste twice a day for two weeks.
  • This is an ideal time to ask your dentist on any concerns or questions you may have.
  • Collect your Enlighten home tooth whitening kit.
  • You will be shown how to use the bleaching and gel whitening tray kit. This must be used for 14 consecutive nights!
  • Free Evo-Seal desensitising swabs – help reduce any sensitivity during treatment.
  • Remember to keep using you Enlighten Tooth serum toothpaste twice a day!
  • 45 minute in chair session with dentist. Remember to bring you tooth trays with you!
  • Special gel in trays to completely and evenly whitened to their maximum level.
  • To ensure teeth remain at this lovely white bright level. We recommend using the trays once every other month. An extra gel syringe can be purchased which will last around 12 months.


Enlighten products conform to the 6% hydrogen peroxide maximum release as legally allowed following the Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. We at NW1 Dental Care follow the legislation which came into effect on 31st October 2012 and will always:

  • Ensure a dental professional registered with the GDC carries out the whitening.
  • Carry out an initial oral examination to check for any oral pathology prior to whitening.
  • Sorry but no whitening for under 18’s.
  • Show you exactly how to use the product before you take it away.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the effects of whitening are thought to last from few months to 2-3 years. However, this will vary from person to person. It depends on how well you maintain your oral hygiene and the effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth.

Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural ageing, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again.

Teeth whitening is best suited for patients with healthy teeth and gums. Before the treatment our dentist will examine your dental condition, advice if you are suitable for this treatment and suggest the best options to get brighter teeth. Patients who have yellow tones to their teeth seem to respond the best for this method.

However, teeth whitening wont be effective or wont be suitable if:

  • Patient is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Candidate is child below 18 years of age
  • Patients suffer from have teeth sensitivity or are allergic to bleaching agents like peroxide
  • Patients have dental work such as crown, fillings, Implant, bridges, etc.
  • Patient have other dental condition like tooth decay, gum disease, etc.

The session consists of roughly 10mins consultation followed by 50mins treatment. If teeth are dark, a second session is recommended apprx one week apart.

No this isn’t a painful treatment. Also. the vast majority of our patients have complained of no sensitivity. However, everyone responds differently to whitening, and sensitivity is sometimes a side effect of whitening treatments. Ask your dental professional about using a sensitivity toothpaste before and after your treatments.

If you are not an candidate for teeth whitening then you can opt for alternative treatments like bonding, veneers, lumineers which can provide you brighter and dazzling smile. However, these are more expensive than teeth whitening.

Enlighten teeth whitening only works on the enamel and only whiten your natural teeth.  So, therefore, it does not whiten porcelain or white composite restorations.

Ask your friendly dentist at NW1 Dental Care more about Enlighten and how it can make you start smiling all the time.

Teeth whitening is a safe, non-invasive, effective and popular method of brightening all natural teeth. However, some patients do experience some sensitivity during the whitening process, but this minimised with the use of Enlighten-sensitive toothpaste. It is important that the procedure is followed strictly as this will ensure the best optimum results are achieved.

This procedure usually involves two visits. In your first visit, the dentist will take molds (impressions) of your teeth, for both the upper & lower teeth. These molds are then sent to an Enlighten laboratory, who will then make high-quality custom-made bleaching trays for you. This procedure takes approximately about 2 weeks to be ready. During this period you will need to use a special serum paste twice a day which contains a substance called Hydroxyapatite (HAP) which is what your enamel is made of. This HAP does not only improve the whitening effect but it will also reduce any sensitivity, protect and strengthens your teeth.

On your next visit, you will be able to collect your bleaching trays. The dentist will try in the trays and give you clear instructions and demonstration on how to apply the gel.

  • You will start to see noticeable results within 2 weeks of treatment
  • No need for ‘white diet’ – eat/drink as normal during treatment.
  • Super comfy custom made whitening trays used for best results
  • Reduced pain and sensitivity
  • Includes anti-sensitivity serum to reduce sensitivity
  • Long-lasting effects with the help of occasional touch-ups

Yes. Studies have shown that when carried out by a professional using EU compliant products, whitening is safe for your teeth and gums.

Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitising agents to minimise tooth sensitivity.

With Philips Zoom Chair-side procedure (done at the practice) you can achieve up to 6-7 shades whiter in 1 hour! With Philips Zoom! Take-home kits the results are not as instant, but you will still have visibly whiter teeth in 3 days and fantastic results after 2 weeks.


Where do I begin I came to this dentist practice a year ago and the treatments I have had has been incredible…you will not find a better place. All the staff are welcoming and accommodating. A problem I had which I thought would be not fixed and be too expensive turned out to be the complete opposite. You will not be disappointed if you go here for any problems or teeth whitening. Marie Lally