Teeth can become dull or discoloured for a number of reasons. These include:
Poor oral hygiene
Smoking or chewing tobacco
Frequent drinking of coffee, tea, and red wine
Eating foods which create stains, for example blueberries
At TLC for Smiles in Leek we offer home whitening: We provide custom-made clear gum shields that are made to perfectly fit on your teeth. A prescribed whitening gel is placed in the gum-shields to whiten your teeth for an hour during the day, or whilst you sleep. After 7 – 10 days, you will achieve your optimum level of whiteness.
The main advantage of home whitening is that you can buy top-up gels without needing a dental appointment. Some patients top up their whitening every couple of months, some top up once a year. It depends on how sparkly you want your teeth, and your eating and smoking habits.