Saturday, 16 September 2017

My Teeth Whitening Experience

I have always been quite lucky with my teeth, I haven't needed braces and they are naturally pretty straight. But, I have always thought they were slightly yellow, and no matter what I did and which products I tried, nothing made them whiter. Your smile is such an important feature, so I decided I wanted to enhance mine.

I had my teeth professionally whitened around two months ago and I am really happy with the result. Before I got mine done, I asked a few people about their experience and I did find it really helpful, so I wanted to share mine.

The Appointments
I got my teeth whitened at a private dentist in Shrewsbury called "Esthetique". I went to my first consultation and had my teeth made into a mould, which then creates the trays you use to whiten. This was a very quick appointment and I was then told it would be around 10-14 days before my trays would arrive.
On my second appointment, I had my trays fitted to make sure they were a comfortable fit, then I was shown how to use the whitening fluid.
My last appointment was around 5-6 weeks later, this was just to see how I had got on and measure the results.

How long does it take?
The amount of time you whiten differs for each person, you get 8 syringes of liquid which usually lasts around 3 weeks. I personally whitened mine for about 5-6 weeks as I had breaks in-between. 
You can whiten your teeth in the day, leaving the trays in for at least a few hours, but I decided to wear the trays overnight as this is the most effective way. The trays take a bit of getting used to as it feels very weird at first, but after a few days, you forget they are even there. 

How much does it cost?
The cost of the whole treatment is £195, this includes all your appointments, the trays and the syringes of whitening fluid. You can top up the whitening fluid if you run out which is another £75.

Does it hurt?
I'm not going to sugar coat this, it does hurt. I'm sure the amount of sensitivity is different for every person, but I personally found my teeth were very sore every morning after I had whitened them. The sensitivity does only last around 24 hours so if you didn't whiten them the next night, they wouldn't be sore the day after that. I whitened mine every night so it did feel like they were constantly sore. It did get to a point where I was cringing when holding a nail file because my teeth were so sensitive, which is not good when it's my job!

Is it worth it?
As you can see from my before and after photos, this treatment has made a huge difference! I have gone up 3 shades and I couldn't be happier. I feel a lot more confident with my teeth and I have been getting a lot of compliments on how white they are. I know it is an expensive treatment, but it's definitely made a huge difference to how confident I feel with my smile.

I hope I have covered everything in this blog post, but if not, please just ask and i'll be more than happy to answer any questions!

Thanks for reading!
Becci x


  1. I love this post! I've been considering getting this done, but I'd love to ask you some questions! I'll get in touch via twitter!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! No problem at all lovely, i'll be happy to answer whatever you need to know! xx

  2. Some great info there! Your teeth look great.x