Tooth Whitening

Enhance your smile using our tooth whitening procedures in Thames Ditton, designed to brighten your teeth by up to eight shades.

From: £390.

✓ Enhances teeth brightness

✓ Delivers long-lasting results

✓ Minimal discomfort

Reveal a brighter smile with our market-leading tooth-whitening treatments


  • Individuals seeking a brighter, healthier smile
  • Those looking unhappy with the colour of their teeth
  • Anyone wanting fast and effective results

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment aimed at brightening the natural shade of your teeth, resulting in a visibly whiter smile. Our tooth whitening treatments are designed to effectively remove stains and discolouration caused by factors such as ageing, diet, and lifestyle habits, restoring your teeth to their natural colour. At our practice, we offer two leading whitening options: Enlighten Smiles and Philips Zoom Whitening.

Professional teeth whitening by Dr. Theodora Bravs at Thames Dental & Skin in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Our typical process for tooth whitening

Initial Consultation

Before your treatment, our dentist assesses your oral health and creates custom trays for at-home touch-ups.

In-Office Whitening

During the session, we protect your gums and apply Zoom hydrogen peroxide gel, activated by an LED lamp, for four 15-minute sessions.

Home Touch-Up Kit

Following the session, you receive custom trays and extra gel for maintaining results at home.

Post-Treatment Care

We provide instructions for post-treatment care, ensuring long-lasting results with proper oral hygiene and occasional touch-up treatments.

Our expertise

Dr Bravis, a distinguished prosthodontist and skin expert with a wealth of experience on Harley Street, spearheads our team at Thames. Each patient’s journey begins with a comprehensive dental consultation, which includes:

  • One-on-one time with Dr Bravis to answer all your questions​
  • Personalised treatment plan aligned to your desired outcomes
  • ​FREE 3D smile scan (worth £150) showing potential results
Dr Theodora Bravis, principal dentist and founder of Thames Dental & Skin Clinic in Thames Ditton, Surrey, smiling confidently at the camera, showcasing her expertise in providing high-quality dental care and facial aesthetic treatments.

What are the tooth whitening options?

Enlighten Smiles
Tooth Whitening


Enlighten is a tooth whitening treatment that ensures a B1 shade ( bright) for all patients irrespective of their age or lifestyle habits. The process involves three steps; taking impressions of your teeth, creating whitening trays and conducting, in office whitening sessions. With Enlighten, you can achieve up to 16 shades lighter teeth, backed by lifetime results with minimal maintenance.

Philips Zoom
Tooth Whitening


Philips Zoom is a widely-used whitening process that utilises an advanced chair-side LED lamp to accelerate the whitening process. The treatment involves impressions of your teeth, an in-office whitening session with Zoom hydrogen peroxide gel, and a home touch-up kit for maintenance. With Zoom whitening, you can achieve up to eight shades of brighter teeth in just one hour, providing safe and effective results.

Patient transformations

Frequently Asked Questions

Is tooth whitening safe?

Indeed tooth whitening is a dental procedure that is frequently performed under the supervision of a qualified dentist. Our tooth whitening treatments utilise proven methods and materials to guarantee safety and efficacy for all patients.

How long does each tooth whitening session last?

The length of each tooth whitening session varies depending on the treatment option chosen. Enlighten Smiles typically involves two weeks of at home whitening followed by a 40 minute in surgery session. On the other hand Philips Zoom Whitening takes an hour for the entire treatment process encompassing, in office whitening and home care.

How long do the results last?

The duration of teeth whitening outcomes can vary based on factors, like diet, lifestyle choices and oral care routines. By maintaining care and occasional touch ups you can extend the effects of your teeth whitening treatment indefinitely.

Are there any reactions linked to teeth whitening?

Some individuals might encounter tooth sensitivity or gum irritation after undergoing a teeth whitening procedure. However, these side effects typically diminish after the treatment. Can be alleviated with desensitising toothpaste or other remedies suggested by your dentist.

Am I a suitable candidate for tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening is generally suitable for most individuals seeking to brighten the colour of their smile. However, a dental examination is recommended before starting your treatment to assess your oral health and determine the most appropriate whitening method for you.

Is tooth whitening safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Although teeth whitening is generally considered safe for individuals it is not advisable for pregnant or breastfeeding women due to risks associated with using whitening agents during these periods. It is recommended to postpone teeth whitening until after pregnancy or breastfeeding to prioritise the safety of both mother and child.

What can I expect from the Enlighten Treatment Option?

Begin with an initial consultation where Dr Bravis evaluates your teeth and discusses your whitening objectives. Then, after two weeks, you’ll receive custom-made whitening trays and specialised toothpaste for at-home use. Return to our office for a 40-minute in-office whitening session to further enhance and maintain results. Finally, after treatment, you’ll receive instructions for maintaining your new bright smile, along with occasional top-up treatments whenever you feel you want a professional-grade top-up.

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Whether you're seeking to restore your smile, enhance your appearance, or maintain your oral health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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