Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you feel embarrassed to smile sometimes because your teeth are discoloured or stained?

Would you like a brighter whiter smile?

If you’re considering teeth whitening, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Michael Shipway Dental Practice in Cheltenham, we offer professional teeth whitening to remove stains caused over time by certain foods, coffee, tea, wine and smoking.

Age, diet and even some medications can cause teeth to stain, but tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat these common causes of tooth discolouration.


We offer a teeth whitening treatment which you can do in just a few hours a day!

The treatment involves wearing a custom made bleaching tray which you fill with mild bleaching gel for at least 2 hours a day/night for 2-4 weeks. The advantages are that it is convenient to use and can also be easily topped up by further applications of the gel in the future. Please note that any future purchases of top up gel will be at an additional cost.

Some disadvantages are that a small number of patients may experience some sensitivity whilst bleaching, but this normally settles after completion of treatment. Also please note that Crowns, veneers and fillings cannot be whitened, and may require replacement after whitening is completed due to the difference in colour to the surrounding teeth.
Over time, this whitening gradually reverses because of the different food and drinks that contain colour, from vegetables to dark drinks!

Thus tooth-whitening should be regarded as a temporary treatment and, depending on several factors, you will need a repeat treatment in about two years or possibly sooner/later than this. Our dentists will discuss how you can maximize your whitening benefits, for a longer-lasting, natural smile.

Teeth Whitening


Today, only dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and clinical dental technicians working to the prescription of a registered dentist can legally perform tooth whitening. Some people with specific conditions will be at risk from any teeth whitening procedure so it is important you see an experienced dental professional who can determine any potential issues during your initial consultation and before treatment.


If you would like to book an appointment to book a dental checkup, then please email us › or call 01242 522161.