Teeth whitening

If you are unhappy with how your teeth look and it is starting to effect your confidence, smile and life, teeth whitening is one of the most convenient/painless treatments to improve the overall appearance of your smile. We offer consultations so we can examine your teeth and offer you the most suitable and effective teeth whitening treatments for you.

If you are dreaming of a whiter smile, we at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic at Hereford can make it a reality. Teeth 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 Hereford 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.   

Home whitening

Whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home with powerful and long lasting results – You may see a change in as little as 2 weeks.

What is the teeth whitening procedure?

Your dentist will take impressions of your lower and upper teeth to be sent off to the dental laboratory to custom make your whitening trays. Within 1-2 weeks your trays will be ready to be picked up alongside the teeth whitening gel and easy to use whitening instructions. Your dentist will carefully explain how to use the trays and gel at home, as well as advising you on teeth whitening best practices and how long you will need to wear your trays for.

Will home teeth whitening give me the results I want?

Yes. We have custom made the trays to exactly fit your measurements, which will hold the whitening gel in the optimum place for you, ensuring maximum results. The whitening gel given to you, will be of a higher concentration than over the counter gels, and will give you better results that last longer.

Enlighten whitening

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten research labs are one of the technological leaders in teeth whitening systems. At Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic we offer the latest in teeth whitening, to provide the most powerful and long lasting results to our patients.

Which Enlighten teeth whitening products should I use?

During the initial free consultation with our cosmetic dentist, your needs will be fully discussed, so we can understand what you are hoping to achieve. Our cosmetic dentist will give you a quick oral examination and will then discuss the suitable teeth whitening treatments for you.

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 Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist for a scale and polish at least once or twice a year.  

If you’re considering a whiter smile, contact Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic on 01432 272238 today to book a consultation.

Related FAQs



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



How long will my teeth stay white?

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

Tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and spicy foods can all dull the natural colour of your teeth. To maintain the impact of the treatment it is advisable to brush your teeth more frequently. Your Portman dentist will explain the procedure and aftercare at your first appointment.

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