Want a whiter smile?

Tooth whitening/bleaching is a process available at all our Ideal Dental Care branches. It is a relatively simple process that can given dramatic results in the appearance of your teeth.

Teeth are naturally a yellow or greyish colour which become darker as we get older. Food and drink such as red wine, coffee and smoking cigarettes can also cause our teeth to become darker. This naturally ages the smile and can lead to a loss of confidence.

Tooth whitening will lighten the colour of your teeth without having more complicated work such as veneers or crowns. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen. Tooth whitening can also disguise crooked teeth and make overcrowded teeth seem less noticeable. A whiter smile can boost a patient’s confidence and make hiding your smile a thing of the past.

What happens during my tooth whitening consultation?

At your tooth whitening consultation, your dentist will take your tooth colour shade and discuss the tooth colour shade you would like to achieve. At the next step in tooth whitening your dentist will take an impression of your teeth in order to make a custom-made tooth whitening tray in order to bleach/whiten your teeth.

The dentist will give you detailed instructions on how to place the whitening gel in the tooth whitening tray. You will then wear the tray containing the bleach every night for 2-4 weeks after which you will notice your teeth start to lighten, brighten and whiten.

Your dentist will give you instruction of which foods/drinks to avoid during the tooth whitening process. Pre existing composite fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges you may have will not lighten with the bleach but these can be changed to match your new tooth colour.

Coronavirus:

We are committed to protecting our staff and patients, and have adapted our existing practices to make it Covid secure. There has been lots to do, from social distancing measures, to obtaining enhanced PPE, and adapting your patient journey experience. 

We’ve now re-opened our practices, giving priority to patients with dental emergencies such as pain, and swelling first, and are now pleased to offer more routine treatments and services. 

We are screening all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to their visit, and are delighted to introduce our online patient portal, so you can access the forms we would routinely update in the comfort of your own home. This helps us reduce the number of patients in the practice and your time during face to face appointments.

Our telephone lines are particularly busy at present, so if your enquiry is not urgent, we encourage you to send us an email instead.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 080.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help: https://idealdentalcare.co.uk/home/during-covid-19-period-dental-emergency-advice-for-patients/

For public information please use the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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