Teeth whitening is one of the simplest, safest and most effective cosmetic treatments that you can do to improve your smile.
At Leicestershire Dental Studio, our teeth whitening experts have years of experience in providing teeth whitening with the best results.
Teeth whitening is one of the most minimally invasive treatments you can do in cosmetic dentistry, with a maximum aesthetic outcome!
At Leicestershire Dental Studio, we use medical grade teeth whitening gels which we prescribe for both at-home and in-chair use.
The gels contain a special peroxide bleach which is specifically designed to whiten teeth. You’ll be provided with bespoke whitening trays just for your teeth, which have special reservoirs for the whitening gel.
You can then proceed with your whitening treatment and make your smile shine. Most patients take just 2-3 weeks to get their best results!
At Leicestershire Dental Studio, we stock a wide range of whitening options to choose from, including Enlighten Whitening, Boutique Whitening, and Pola-Whitening. We can help discuss the differences between the brands and gels, and help you decide which of them will be best for you.
Additional Fees apply for Top-Up gels
Yes, teeth whitening is completely safe as long as the treatment is prescribed by and supervised by a dentist with appropriate experience. We will always ensure that your gums and teeth are healthy prior to approving any whitening treatments, and will ensure that your whitening trays and the gels are medical grade and bespoke to your teeth before you begin.
The sky is often the limit! Most people notice a significant shade improvement over a standard 2-3 week course of whitening, but if you have particularly stubborn teeth you can whiten for as long as necessary to get the results you want. Most of our patients will reach above a shade B1, which is the whitest natural shade, and we can also provide a B1 guarantee with Enlighten whitening (subject to consultation.)
Most people are suitable for whitening, as long as we have checked their oral health first to ensure that they have healthy teeth and gums. If you need any dental treatment, for example fillings or hygienist cleans then this needs to be completed and stabilised before your whitening. Some people and factors can suggest that the whitening process might take a little longer, however we will be able to identify these factors at the initial consultation and will be able to plan accordingly.
No, whitening will only work on natural tooth structure, i.e. enamel. Therefore if you have any fillings, crowns, bonding on your teeth, you have to be aware that these will not change shade. Our team at Leicestershire Dental Studio will always identify this and explain this to you at your consultation, so that you have options with regard to previously filled/treated teeth. In some cases you will need to consider options to replace old and discoloured fillings.
During the whitening process, it isn’t uncommon to experience some mild sensitivity of your teeth. This is often a sign that the tooth whitening process is working, and is absolutely temporary, completely reversing as soon as you stop using the gels. If you use too much gel in your tray, sometimes you can get some gum sensitivity, but this is often avoidable by carefully following our instructions.
Once you’ve finished your whitening treatment, the results will usually last for between 1-3 years, and this is dependent on patient factors including: smoking, diet, and tooth wear. The good news is it’s super easy to maintain your white smile long term, with a few days of top-ups every 6 months or so – once you’ve got your bespoke trays from us, we’ll be able to provide you with top-up gels for you to safely store and use whenever you need. Please note that we can only supply top up gels if you’ve had a dental examination within the last 6 months and your teeth/gums have remained healthy.