Whitening in Cairo

The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Cairo

Last fact-checked: 7 April 2020

Get half-price teeth-whitening in Cairo at a quality-checked dentist with Dental Departures. If you’re visiting on holiday or business trip, why not spruce up your smile in the Egyptian capital and wow your friends and family when you arrive back home.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening treatments are not suitable for everybody, nor every type of stain for that matter. Stains caused by antibiotics are inside the tooth and will be unaffected by teeth whitening procedures, which are only effective on external stains. Likewise, dental restorations, such as dentures, bridges, crowns and veneers, will also be unaffected by teeth whitening treatments, while any existing gum sensitivity may be exacerbated by the process.

Most importantly, you must have good overall dental and oral health to be suitable for teeth whitening. The bleaching agents in teeth whitening gel may cause permanent damage if you have active tooth decay or gum disease. Not only will your dental health be affected, but you may have irreversible increased sensitivity, which no cosmetic treatment is worth.

Although all sorts of teeth whitening treatments are available over the counter and online, as well as at your dentist’s, overdoing them can cause permanent damage, which is why it is always best to err on the side of caution and see a dentist before you embark on any teeth whitening treatments.

Is Teeth Whitening a Good Treatment to Get in Cairo as a Dental Tourist?

Many of our partner dentists in Cairo offer both laser teeth whitening and at-home whitening kits. Both are effective treatments for dental tourists for reasons as outlined below:

Laser Teeth Whitening:

● It’s quick—taking less than two hours to complete

● Results are immediate and dramatic, whitening teeth by up to 14 shades

● No downtime—you can carry on with your everyday activities after treatment, although you may experience a little increased sensitivity for several days

● We have a good choice of quality-checked dental clinics in Cairo where this treatment is available

At-Home Whitening Kits:

● You control the whitening process yourself, stopping treatment when you reach your desired result

● The effects are gradual and subtle

● Most people carry out the treatment during the night time, with the gel working its magic while you sleep

● You can use the trays that contain the whitening gel over multiple cycles

● You can buy top-ups of the whitening gel from a dentist at home

How Much Can I Save on Laser Teeth Whitening in Cairo?

The table below shows the price of teeth whitening treatments in Cairo compared to home:


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(Note: the prices above are approximate. Please check our current prices for your selected clinic for estimated costs of treatment).

What Does the Procedure for Teeth Whitening in Cairo Entail?

Laser Teeth Whitening: Your dentist will identify the shade of your teeth using a shade chart before the treatment starts, so you can compare the results when the treatment is finished. Next, your teeth will be cleaned to remove hardened plaque (tartar) and stubborn stains. The soft tissues of your mouth will be protected from the bleaching gel by placing a rubber dam around your teeth, and you will be given glasses to protect your eyes from the laser.

The dentist will apply the gel to the teeth before activating the bleaching agents (in the gel) with a laser beam. Here, systems differ with some requiring just one application of the gel, which remains on the teeth for 45 minutes, and others requesting multiple applications of the gel, but for shorter times of 15 minutes. Once all the gel applications are complete, the dentist will remove all traces by cleaning your teeth again to complete the treatment.

At-Home Whitening Kits: This usually requires two visits to the dentist. At the first appointment, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth to send to the laboratory that is manufacturing your custom-made trays that hold the bleaching gel in place over your teeth.

You can return to the office after a few days to pick the trays up and gel. Your dentist will demonstrate how they should be used—it’s as simple as filling the trays with a small amount of gel and placing them over your teeth, usually overnight. In the morning, you take them out, clean your teeth and the trays and continue every night until you’ve achieved the whitening effect you desire.

Why Book with Dental Departures for Teeth Whitening in Cairo?

Dental Departures has years of experience of partnering with great quality overseas dentists. All of the dentists listed on our site have been pre-screened, so you can rely on the treatment you receive.

We carry out onsite visits, check legal/criminal records and verify dentist qualifications/professional memberships. Our listings include patient reviews, prices, clinic photos, location maps and more. So, you can find a dentist and book with confidence.

Popular dental clinics in Cairo for teeth whitening include:

Shalash Dental & Implant Center

Tajmeel Dental Care Center

Dental Care Egypt–Dr Tamer Badr


Further Information:

Discover more about teeth whitening in Cairo by getting in touch with Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team and look forward to savings of around 50% while in Egypt.


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