There probably has never been a better time to consider having your teeth whitened than now. All over the city of Leeds, you will find the treatment available in dental surgeries, in shops to buy and at home; it has become the greatest fad to ever hit cosmetic dentistry, thanks largely to television. In the dental surgery, you can have various forms laser bleaching, some people even offer to come round and do it in your house. Your dentist can also help you out with some of the state of the art home bleaching kits. Of course, you don’t need the dentist to help you do that these days (though it would be advisable to check first), you can go out and buy yourself your own kit and do it at your own pace at home. But these are not the only products you can buy over the counter: whitening toothpastes work wonderfully well in the space of a couple of weeks; you can but bleaching strips, brushes and touch-up pens: the list of methods is getting longer each year. What’s even better, the prices for such treatments are very reasonable- you can get toothpaste for around £5 and laser treatment for around a £100. That dear people, is what we call value for money!
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Bright white teeth have long been associated with health, wealth and social status and it is no different today. We are all familiar with the radiant Hollywood style smile, thanks to celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole and it is no surprise that whitening teeth is a popular choice of treatment.
What are the causes of discolouration?
Very few people have naturally bright white teeth. Teeth are likely to lose their whiteness, though the process can be accelerated by poor dental health, smoking, and consuming strong coloured beverages, such as red wine and coffee. Discolouration is part of the ageing process but a good daily oral hygiene routine and a healthy lifestyle can help to keep the teeth looking healthy and bright.
Solutions for discolouration
Most people will be familiar with tooth whitening treatments, thanks to images of celebrities in the media. Teeth whitening is a popular choice with patients because it is safe, quick and affordable. In less than an hour, your smile could look completely different and you will have a radiant set of pearly whites to show off. A good daily oral hygiene routine and steering clear of red wine and coffee will also help to preserve the natural whiteness of the teeth and giving up smoking is beneficial for your oral health, as well as your general health.
If you are interested in tooth whitening in Leeds, give us a call to arrange a consultation.
Having a brilliant smile is an important part of feeling self-confident and assured. Tooth whitening procedures have long been available as a solution to those who have dull or stained teeth. Sometimes illness, lapses in oral hygiene or our diet and lifestyle can cause teeth to loose their natural whiteness or become stained. Even with correct brushing and flossing, teeth will loose their colour over time, just like our hair does. Enlighten represents a leap forward in home-applied tooth widening procedures.
Recently imported from the United States where it has become extremely popular, Enlighten tooth whitening ensures that even the dullest or most stained teeth can be restored to the shade known as B1, the whitest possible tone of tooth colour. This is achieved by the use of special whitening trays which allow the whitening gel to remain in contact with the teeth without the interference and contamination of saliva, such is the tight fit.
Your dentist will take a mould of your teeth, from which your personalised whitening trays will be produced. Over the course of the nest fourteen nights the trays will be worn to allow the gel to work on your teeth. The main treatment is completed by a forty minute session with your dentist. The makers of Enlighten recommend that treatment can be maximised if subsequently the trays are worn for one night out of forty to enhance the effects and ensure longevity.
Discolouration of teeth or the fading of their natural sparkle is likely to come to us all, especially with increasing age. But ask your Leeds dentist today about Enlighten and achieve a brilliant, white smile that will enhance your confidence
Having white teeth is integral to having a beautiful smile, and everybody wants to have a beautiful smile. Teeth whitening procedures have been around for many years but it is only in the last few that the treatment has become more widespread and acceptable.
Enlighten is a new system, recently been imported from the United States which is taking Britain by storm. Enlighten’s popularity in the US is due to its incredible ability to whiten even the darkest, most discoloured of teeth. In fact, the makers of Enlighten guarantee that the whitest shade of teeth, called a B1, is possible for every patient.
Teeth can become discoloured for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is because of illness or medication or even the food and drink we ingest. More often than not, however, it is simply a case of teeth losing their natural colour over time. Just as hair loses its colour and turns grey over time, so do our teeth and they become less and less white. Teeth whitening procedures can reverse this process by staining tooth enamel to make your teeth look whiter and you look younger.
Enlighten differs from other whitening systems because of the strength of treatment it offers. The specially designed whitening trays allow the whitening gel to be in contact with the teeth, and the tight fit prevents the risk of saliva contaminating the whitening gel. The treatment usually starts with the dentist taking a mould of your teeth in order to make the personalised whitening trays. The trays are worn at home for 14 consecutive nights before a final 40 minute appointment at the dentist surgery.
There are few if any side effects, with only a small percentage suffering some mild discomfort form sensitive teeth after treatment. Dentists recommend that patients wear the trays for at least one night in every 40 after treatment to top up the treatment. If you suffer from discoloured teeth and want to bring back the sparkle to your smile ask a Leeds dentist about Enlighten tooth whitening.
It is a fact of life that as we get older, just as our hair turns grey, our teeth also begin to lose their natural colour. Just like greying, this affects some people more than others, but all of us will suffer from gradually discolouring teeth in our lives. The introduction of teeth whitening has been able to halt this process and even reverse it. No longer prohibitively expensive, teeth whitening is now offered by most dentists as a cheap and easy cosmetic procedure, and can now even be carried out in the comfort of your own home. The home Enlighten tooth whitening system is one of the first to genuinely and safely provide whiter teeth.
Teeth become stained when a filmy substance called pellicle builds up on the enamel. With time this gradually begins to stain the teeth. Conventional brushing and flossing can remove pellicle, but once the enamel itself becomes stained it is not possible to clean by brushing. There are certain foods that are more likely to stain teeth than others with red wine and coffee being particularly big offenders. Other lifestyle choices can also effect teeth discoloration with all forms of tobacco products being very harmful to the tooth enamel. But it must be said that even the most abstemious person will still suffer from tooth discoloration
When stains have affected the enamel, whitening becomes the only option to return the teeth to their natural colour. This involves using a substance containing hydrogen peroxide which bleaches the teeth removing any stains. Enlighten gels are used in special trays that fit around the teeth covering them. These trays can be worn for long periods during the day for more effective whitening and can even be worn during the night time. Enlighten is able to lighten teeth by up to ten shades if used correctly and is specially designed to reduce sensitivity, which can be a common side effect of tooth whitening procedures. Ask a Leeds dentist about the Enlighten tooth whitening system at your next appointment.
Today we finished whitening a patients teeth just in time for xmas!! We used the most reliable system on the market, Enlighten. It is the only system that guarantees whiter teeth. After 2weeks of home whitening treatment the patient had a 1hour power whitening blast in the surgery. This gave her a dazzling new smile to show all her friends at her xmas party. If you are in Leeds city centre, Adel, Headingley, Moortown, Shadwell, Alwoodley or the surrounding areas and would like a brighter smile contact our friendly team on the application form above.