Teeth whitening Leicester

If you are dreaming of a whiter smile, we at Lavender Dental & Implant Clinic can make it a reality with teeth whitening in Leicester. Whitening is a simple solution that can immediately improve the colour of your teeth and boost your self-confidence.  

Why whiten teeth?

While everyone dreams of a Hollywood smile, very few people have naturally bright, white teeth. Your teeth change colour as you get older, and other factors like what you eat and drink can affect their colour. Coffee, red wine, curry, balsamic vinegar and dark berries are all teeth staining culprits. You may have an important event coming up, such as a wedding or holiday, that you want to look your best for. It may be that your teeth have gradually become discoloured due to certain prescribed medications or antibiotics. A build up of calculus (tartar) can also lead to yellow-looking teeth, as can habits like smoking.

Your whitening consultation

Your smile is unique to you, and Lavender Dental & Implant Clinic dentists understand that your reasons are personal too. Our dentists will expertly assess your teeth to make sure they are suitable for a whitening treatment.

Before undergoing treatment your dentist will professionally remove stains from your teeth using a high-specification air polisher. A Prophy-Jet uses water and air pressure to remove tartar, and the inclusion of baking soda gently buffs the surface of your teeth. This procedure prepares your teeth to best receive the whitening application and ensures the correct shade is achieved.   

How long will the treatment last?

How long your teeth stay whiter and brighter after treatment is down to you. Stay away from stain-culprits and keep up a good oral health routine and the effects of your whitening treatment should last up to three years.

How you can keep a whiter, brighter smile

As well as using a whitening treatment, you can keep your smile looking fresh and bright by incorporating these five simple steps into your oral care routine:

  1. Avoid, or keep to a minimum, foods like curry and berries, and beverages such as coffee and red wine that are known to stain teeth.
  2. Have a glass of water or rinse your mouth out within thirty minutes of eating.
  3. Plaque attracts stains, so keep brushing and flossing regularly to remove any build up.
  4. Use a tooth whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
  5. Visit your Lavender Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist for a scale and polish at least once or twice a year.  

If you’re considering a whiter smile, contact Lavender Dental & Implant Clinic on 0116 222 1880 today to book a consultation.

Frequently asked questions

What is involved?

Your dentist will start by giving your teeth a good clean in order to remove and surface stains or tartar. They will then record the shade of your teeth using either a colour chart or by taking a digital photograph. This allows us to agree with you what shade of whiteness you would like. Then depending on the treatment option you choose the treatment varies.

Why are my teeth discoloured?

Teeth lose their natural colour for many reasons, but the main causes of teeth looking yellow are food and drink, oral hygiene and age.

Drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine, and certain fruits such as blueberries stain teeth quite badly. Smoking is another common culprit.

Can I have my teeth whitened if I have cavities or gum problems?

Before treatment you will always be seen by one of our dentists to make sure that having your teeth whitened is right for you.

It is not a good idea to have your teeth whitened if you have existing dental problems because the whitening agent can aggravate any cavity or gum problems.

How long will my teeth stay white?

The treatment has a long term impact on lightening the colour of your teeth but they will not be immune to the same disclouring as they previously suffered. Stains build up on your teeth from everyday living.

Tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and spicy foods can all dull your teeth’s natural colour. To maintain the impact of the treatment it is advisable to brush your teeth more frequently.


*Whitening treatment can only be conducted on patients who are dentally fit. A dental examination, charged additionally, is required prior to treatment commencing to assess suitability for treatment. For existing patients, this examination can be included within your usual dental exam at no additional fee, if you make this known to your Dentist. If additional dental work is required prior to treatment commencing, this will be charged in addition to the whitening treatment.

Treatments

Stain removal

We all want to show the world our whitest, brightest smile, and stain removal treatments at Lavender Dental & Implant Clinic are key to keeping your teeth looking their best.

Next steps

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