Teeth Whitening Leicester

Teeth Whitening Services – For brighter outlook on life!

As people discover the power of first impressions and a smile, teeth whitening has become a huge part of maintaining a positive and impressionable image. There has been an influx of multiple teeth whitening products that many people have tried with varying results.

As with other types of dental care, teeth whitening requires a specialised and personalised approach to achieve the right results for each client. At The Dentalist, we provide various teeth whitening options to ensure the best results for everyone who wants a whiter and brighter smile.

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Types of Tooth Whitening Treatments

We offer several types of tooth whitening treatments. We carefully consider each client’s situation and budget before recommending each of our treatments. Available tooth whitening procedures at The Dentalist include;

Conventional teeth whitening

This is the standard procedure for giving our clients a brighter and whiter smile. We use customised mouth trays made from an impression of the patient’s mouth so they fit snuggle, keeping the patient’s teeth evenly coated with the bleaching product while protecting their gums and other tissues from the products.

The patient bites down on the mouth tray, which is filled with the whitening product. They keep the mouth tray in place for up to 90 minutes. For most people, one treatment is enough to reach a desirable shade of white they are happy with. Others might need another round of treatment to get the desired white colour.

This method is preferred because of its effectiveness and affordability. It’s not extensive, and you can resume your regular schedule after the treatment.

Laser teeth whitening

Laser teeth whitening is a more advanced teeth whitening process that doesn’t require the use of a customised mouth tray. Instead of using a whitening gel or solution, a whitening paste is painted on the patient’s teeth, and their gums are protected with a gel that serves as a barrier.

A laser is used to agitate the bleaching agent’s molecules for faster whitening. This process is as effective as conventional whitening treatments, with the added benefit of taking as little as 30 minutes for one round of treatment. The higher degree of accuracy and the more advanced equipment and skill required for this type of teeth whitening make it more costly but with more benefits.

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What is the process?

Professional teeth whitening services are the safest and most effective way to achieve a revitalised, gleaming smile. The process gets started with a free consultation appointment to assess your needs and shade goals.

When you see a professional for teeth whitening treatment, they will first examine your teeth to ensure that they are healthy and that the colour of your teeth is uniform to ensure consistent results. We will discuss whether in chair, at home or a combination of whitening treatments will work best for your ideal results.

Your dentist will apply a gel containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth and let it sit for a few minutes. The gums are protected with a rubber dam, which prevents the gel from coming into contact with them which may cause sensitivity. The peroxide bleaches the stains on your teeth and removes some of those stains permanently. The result is whiter teeth that look fresher and healthier.

The effects of professional teeth whitening will last anywhere from six months to two years depending on the foods and drinks you consume and how well you maintain your cleaning regimes at home between visits with your dentist.

It’s important to note that teeth whitening can damage enamel if not conducted properly. This is why it’s essential to only work with a professional that is experienced in delivering this treatment.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

When teeth whitening is performed by licensed professionals using regulated products, it is not dangerous. However, using over-the-counter products might prove dangerous, especially when overused. You should see a dentist for all your teeth whitening needs to ensure you get the aesthetic appearance you want without affecting your dental health.

Depending on the technique employed, the teeth-whitening process' duration can change. While at-home treatments could take a few days or weeks, in-office treatments could last for about an hour.

Teeth whitening in Leicester is not a permanent procedure. But the effects can be prolonged by good oral hygiene practices and lifestyle adjustments like not taking red wine or coffee and quitting smoking – things that tackle the cause of your initial tooth discolouration. If you want to keep your smile at its best, consider visiting a hygienist every three months. 

Professionally administered tooth whitening treatments effectively remove the three types of tooth stains (age-related, intrinsic and extrinsic staining). Our dental professional will carefully examine the type of teeth stains you have and determine the best procedure to deliver the best results.

Teeth whitening treatments are generally safe for enamel, but overuse or misuse can cause damage. It's important to follow our instructions and not use at-home whitening kits excessively.

The period taken between tooth whitening treatments depends on the type of teeth whitening procedure you get. Most in-office teeth whitening procedures have longer-lasting effects lasting over a year without requiring additional treatments. Getting more than two whitening procedures in a year is not recommended to avoid tooth sensitivity and cavities.

What our clients say

Say goodbye to dull, stained teeth and hello to a brighter, more beautiful smile with our teeth whitening in Loughborough. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and technology to help you achieve a stunning smile in no time. Book your appointment now and let us help you smile with confidence!

What Causes Discoloured Teeth?

Naturally, teeth have a light yellow or light grey appearance. If yours appear darker, there could be various causes among them;

  • Rare metabolic disorders
  • Heavy smoking
  • Infections
  • Environmental elements
  • Age
  • Congenital ailments.

Metabolic disorders can cause changes in tooth colour and shape. Genetic disorders can also alter calcium and protein content and the tooth enamel thickness, leading to discolouration. This is why every professional tooth whitening procedure needs to carefully consider the underlying factors to ensure proper and lasting results.


Genetics play a significant role that can ultimately impact the colour of your teeth. For instance, did you know like your hair or eye colour, the colour of your teeth is also determined in the womb? Your tooth tone is based on the second layer of the tooth called the dentin, which is naturally yellow. It’s also partly impacted by the brightness and thickness of your enamel.

A thinner enamel means more of the yellow dentin underneath shows through. For this reason, the upper front teeth tend to be more yellow than the lower front teeth, and the two upper front teeth are brighter than their neighbouring teeth.

Even though genetics have much to do with your tooth colour, that’s not to say there’s nothing you can do about it. At The Dentalist, we have an excellent selection of tooth whitening products and experts that can carefully assess the cause of your tooth discolouration and help you develop the best procedure to give you that perfectly white smile.

Other hidden culprits of discoloured teeth

Drinks like red wine and coffee have an extrinsic effect on your tooth colour, meaning they affect the outer layer of the tooth. Other causes of tooth discolouration have a more intrinsic staining effect that can be harder to correct. Early use of antibiotics like tetracycline and excessive fluoride intake during tooth development may contribute to this staining.

These require special consideration, brightening your smile, and can be harder to address, especially with over-the-counter products.

By visiting The Dentalist for tooth whitening in Leicester, our friendly and bubbly team of dental experts can closely investigate the cause of your tooth discolouration and recommend the best approach to achieve the best and brightest smile.

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