Teeth Whitening

How to get a whiter smile

In this short video Glasgow dentist Dr Brendan Murphy describes the teeth whitening options at our Glasgow dental practice.


Teeth whitening Glasgow

There are two distinct types of teeth whitening in our Glasgow practice. There is a strong peroxide treatment which is performed in the surgery and there are the teeth whitening kits which you take away and use at home.

Related to the idea of a white smile, check out our page on white fillings and porcelain inlays. Inlays are great for when you need a larger spaced filled or where a tooth needs more protection.

Simple steps to a whiter smile

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Ask about our teeth whitening kits

An attractive smile can take you a long way, but what about when your whites aren't so pearly anymore? After years of eating, smoking and drinking coffee or tea, teeth can lose their brilliance.

Tooth whitening from Appletree Dental Care can be done either as nightwear whitening or 30 minutes per day whitening for 10 days at home.

Alternatively you can opt for one hour power whitening in the surgery.

The trays are custom made for your teeth. They are quite comfortable and can be kept for top-up spells of whitening in the future (i.e. you can buy more whitening gel from the practice). On average the brightness will drop 50% by every 3 years. A top-up will counteract this.

Power whitening is done in the surgery with a more powerful whitening agent. It is used for those who want teeth whitened quickly. The results tend not to be as good as with the home whitening kits unless the procedure is repeated once or twice.

Appletree Dental Care is able to cater for various levels of discolouration, and our clinic's team will be happy to discuss your options.

How much does tooth whitening cost?

Prices for whitening kit:

Home Kit whitening - £265 to £400
Top-up pack (4 syringes) - £60
Top-up syringe - £25
One hour power whitening - £265 to £310
Combination 1hr/home - £350 to £550

Our teeth whitening services are part of the Cosmetic Dentistry Collection.

If you have further questions the NHS has a detailed page on teeth whitening answering many of the most common questions. Find it on the NHS website here.

Enlighten Whitening

Appletree Dental Care is pleased to offer the outstanding Enlighten teeth whitening system, which is proven to deliver dazzling results.


Enlighten teeth whitening is an advanced system for whitening your teeth, potentially making your teeth up to a dozen shades brighter. Enlighten is also one of the more long-lasting whitening treatments. If you have badly stained teeth and have not had success with other whitening treatments our Glasgow Enlighten whitening service could be your answer.


Your Enlighten whitening treatment makes use of custom-made bleaching trays. These are custom made from impressions of your teeth. The result is optimum contact between your teeth and the whitening gel that when you wear your tray. You should wear these trays with whitening gel for at least fourteen consecutive nights before returning to the Glasgow practice a one hour deep bleaching session.


For one thing, Enlighten lasts longer than most other teeth whitening treatments and after your initial treatment, you can continue using the product without fear of dental sensitivity. This is due to the particular gel used in Enlighten teeth whitening, which minimises dental sensitivity, as well as a custom swab that desensitises any temporary effects. This means trays can subsequently be used for a night every eight weeks to maintain your new white smile without risk of damage to your teeth.


Enlighten can brighten even the most stained teeth and if used correctly deliver a 95% success rate. Coffee, tea, food and smoking stains can be treated and removed with Enlighten with a level of permanence not available from other comparable products.

Some other whitening systems dehydrate your teeth. Then once hydration has returned the discolouration does too. This is not how it works with Enlighten which uses a lower dose of bleach concentrate. This may result in a longer treatment time but it also means it is long-lasting, safe and gentle as well as delivering brighter and more permanent results than other teeth whitening products.

If you are interested in Enlighten teeth Whitening at one of our Glasgow practices, please feel free to book a a free initial consultation at the practice on 0141 339 1961.

Teeth Whitening forms just part of the Cosmetic Dentistry Services available here in Glasgow from Appletree Dental Care.