Teeth Whitening

One of the first things others notice about you is your smile – make it stand out with Boutique teeth whitening at Courtyard Dental.

Why do you need teeth whitening at Courtyard Dental?

Over time, teeth naturally yellow and discolour as your enamel thins with age. The food and drinks you consume also contribute to tooth discolouration, adding stains from such things as tea, coffee and red wine. Certain habits, like smoking, also promote colour changes in your teeth. Our dentist in Saffron Walden offers a high-quality teeth whitening service. Feel free to read our many positive reviews!  

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that brightens the appearance of your smile using a specially formulated teeth bleaching solution.

Courtyard Dental’s teeth whitening kit will provide you with an at-home teeth whitening kit, which consists of our custom-made flexible trays and whitening gel. The teeth whitening gel gently lightens enamel and dentine, leaving your teeth looking cleaner and brighter, and helping you look years younger when you smile.

Teeth Whitening in Saffron Walden, Essex: The Process

Patients who are interested in teeth whitening can book a consultation with one of our friendly dentists. We will assess your teeth and gums and advise you on how teeth whitening can help you get the smile you want.

Teeth whitening treatment is very straightforward. We start by taking impressions or a scan of your lower and upper teeth, then forward the information to a dental laboratory technician. They use these dimensions to create bespoke whitening trays designed to fit your mouth perfectly.

Once your teeth whitening trays are ready, we will have you come back to our dental practice where we fit the trays and give you instructions on how to use the whitening kit at home. Before you start using the teeth whitening kit, we note the shade of your teeth at the start of treatment, so we can see the difference at your next appointment for teeth whitening in Saffron Walden, Essex. 

Florence Lichou
Florence Lichou
12 June 2024
Great practice. The staff is friendly and explains the process very well, being thorough. I came with my 2-year-old, and they did their best to make him feel at ease.
Jacob Gardiner
Jacob Gardiner
28 May 2024
Very friendly staff and good treatment
21 May 2024
Very comfortable service, as an anxious person I felt very welcome and looked after by all including receptionists. My dentist was kind and non-judgemental at all. The healthcare was affordable even for private care. Only good things to say.
Lesley Milczarek
Lesley Milczarek
21 May 2024
Great service
Peter Hallett
Peter Hallett
2 May 2024
As someone who has had a lifetime fear of dentistry I can’t speak highly enough of this practice. All the treatments are clearly explained throughout and every care taken during treatment to keep you comfortable. Highly recommended.
Hanna Taylor
Hanna Taylor
2 May 2024
Modern high quality dental practice near common. Highly recommended!
mark young
mark young
3 April 2024
Hadn't been to a dentist in years, lost a filling on Monday, contacted The Courtyard on Tuesday appointment on Wednesday, absolutely fantastic treatment and not to expensive and didn't try and push other treatments only recommended... very pleased
Jade Griffiths
Jade Griffiths
19 March 2024
Excellent dentist - everyone friendly and helpful. The dentist was perfect with both my children. Very pleased!
Simon B
Simon B
5 March 2024
I have nothing but great things to say about this dental practice. The receptionists are quite brilliant, helpful and above all else happy to help you out. The dentists are fantastic. Lewis is the best I've ever had. Kind, caring and, for want of a better word, gentle. I honestly never felt the injections. I recommend this place 100%. If only all dentists were this great
Malwina Berry
Malwina Berry
28 February 2024
What a lovely approach to children. The dentist we saw was so lovely and approachable to my kids they had no problem with opening their mouth wide and showing off their sparkly teeth. Thank you for a fab service.

Using Your Teeth Whitening Kit

At home, the whitening trays can be worn for several short periods during the day or overnight, with a small amount of whitening gel inside. The trays are thin and comfortable, almost forming a clear skin over the teeth. These whitening trays are designed to be worn during your normal routine, making them well-suited for busy individuals who aren’t sure whether they have time to whiten their teeth.

Our teeth whitening Essex process is quick and risk-free. In just under five days, you should be able to see a noticeable difference in the colour of your teeth.

How Much Whiter Can We Make Your Teeth?

During our initial teeth whitening consultation in Saffron Walden, Essex, the dentist will be able to estimate the results we can help you achieve. We believe in full transparency and want to set realistic expectations for our patients.

When it comes to teeth whitening, the results vary from individual to individual. Some teeth respond very well to our teeth whitening treatment, with dramatically brighter teeth as the result. For other patients, they may notice very little difference in the colour of their teeth before and after treatment.

What to expect from teeth whitening in Saffron Walden, Essex

Teeth whitening at Courtyard Dental is not an invasive dental treatment. Some patients experience no pain or sensitivity with their teeth. However, some patients who opt for teeth whitening experience sensitivity either during and/or after their initial treatment.

Any tooth or gum sensitivity is usually mild and short-lived and settles down after approximately 48 hours. To offset this sensitivity, we may recommend a special gel or mousse to apply to your teeth.

Ready to get your Teeth Whitened at Courtyard Dental?

The best way to learn more about our teeth whitening kits and what to expect from treatment is to book an appointment with one of our dentists. We look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is teeth whitening for?

The colour of your teeth can be affected by a number of factors including what you eat and drink, smoking and age. Other things such as genetics can also play a role in the colour of your teeth. Our teeth whitening in Essex treatment can help you get that white teeth colour that many people aspire to have.


We can offer a consultation to see if our teeth whitening service is the right fit for you. Teeth whitening in Essex is ideal for someone who has healthy gums. It may not be ideal for those who have sensitive teeth or issues such as tooth decay.

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Our teeth whitening service provides long lasting results which can help improve your smile which can help boost your confidence. It is a pain free treatment that gives you an affordable smile makeover although in some cases can cause mild sensitivity.

How long does it take to see results?

This will vary from patient to patient depending on the level of staining on the teeth however you should start seeing results after one week of use.

How long does the treatment take?

The teeth whitening treatment is done via a tray and gel which are used at home. We will discuss the options to you as to how long you would need to wear the tray each evening depending on the strength of the whitening used.

What is the teeth whitening process?

To use our teeth whitening service we must first take a mould of your mouth in order to make a specialised tray which will fit into your mouth perfectly. This mould will be sent off so that your tray can be made. Once we have this tray back then you can come into the practice and we will give you instructions on how to use teeth whitening kit at home. We will also take before and after pictures at our practice to show the progress made.

How white will my teeth go?

This depends on a number of factors such as the shade of your teeth before the treatment, your diet, if you smoke and how long you wish to wear the tray for each evening. These factors will be discussed with our practice during your visit.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

No! Teeth whitening is a completely pain free process. Your teeth may feel a bit more sensitive during the whitening process however this usually goes away sooner after.

Does teeth whitening treatment work on crowns or veneers?

The teeth whitening process only works on your normal teeth. If you have any crowns or veneers however you can get these replaced to match the new shade of white of your natural teeth.

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