Larne Dental Centre

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Teeth Whitening

Dull smile? Don't worry, we can help!

Your teeth can become discoloured for many reasons.

Red wine, tea, coffee, smoking, curry, antibiotics (especially if you took them as a small child), and the natural passage of time can all lead to a dull or even yellowish appearance.

Never fear, Larne Dental Centre is here!

Brightening your teeth is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to noticeably improve your smile.

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Enlighten Regional Centre of Excellence

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The Enlighten teeth whitening system that can dramatically lighten your teeth- up to 16 shades- which no other teeth whitening treatment can safely offer. Best of all, this can be achieved, for the most part, from the comfort of your own home.


Teeth Whitening Options

At Larne Dental Centre we’ll assess your overall oral health and help you choose the best whitening programme that suits your lifestyle and budget.

Regional Centre of Excellence

Enlighten Whitening System

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Dramatic results delivered by your Enlighten regional centre of excellence

The Enlighten teeth whitening system that can dramatically lighten your teeth- up to 16 shades- which no other teeth whitening treatment can safely offer. Best of all, this can be achieved, for the most part, from the comfort of your own home.

How does it work?

After your teeth have been assessed and we’ve agreed on which shade you’d like your teeth to be, we will create a personalised mouthguard which you will then fill with the Enlighten whitening gel and wear overnight- every night- for up to 3 weeks.

There will be a follow-up appointment to make sure you’re happy with the results and then we will create an Aftercare treatment plan to keep your smile shining.

Our Other Teeth Whitening Options

Philips ZOOM! Whitening

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Fast, Effective Whitening

Zoom Whitening is a safe and effective treatment used around the world to improve the look of discoloured teeth.

The process takes just about an hour and the results can be stunning

The process

We start by covering your lips and gums so only your teeth are exposed. We then measure your current shade as a reference.

Our team applies the Zoom Whitening Gel which is formulated to work with the Zoom Power Light to break up stains and reduce discolouration. This step is repeated two more times- for a total of 3 sessions and a total treatment time of one hour.

Finally we take a final colour shade for comparison and provide you with an easy to use aftercare kit that you will need to complete the process at home.

Bespoke Whitening

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At Larne Dental Centre we offer several whitening systems- all designed to add sparkle and shine to your natural smile.

Our most affordable option is our bespoke home whitening system where we custom build a mouthguard that you fill with the whitening gel we provide.

Your trays can then be saved and used again when you want to ‘top up’ your whitening in the future.

This easy-on-the-pocket system is perfect for those who only need to lighten your teeth by a couple of shades and you’ll see the results in as little as 2 weeks.

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FAQs

Is there any difference between a dentist home whitening kit and one I can buy online?

Yes! For a whitening kit to work you need to make sure the mouthguard fits your teeth perfectly. This is so the gel makes contact with your teeth correctly and doesn’t leak into your mouth (Yuck!).

Also, by using a whitening kit recommended by your dentist you know you’re getting a gel that is properly formulated and not diluted or too strong.

By using a treatment designed by us you can rest easy knowing your mouth guard fits perfectly and the gel will be effective.

Can anyone have their teeth whitened?

Anyone with healthy teeth and gums is usually a great candidate for teeth whitening. But before we perform any whitening treatment on any patient we carefully assess your oral health to make sure we aren’t taking unnecessary risks with your teeth.

Will the treatment be painful?

Occasionally, some patients do feel a bit of increased sensitivity. If you feel any discomfort we can help provide you with anti-sensitivity toothpaste that should reduce any excess sensitivity.

Want to know more about Enlighten?

Enlighten FAQs

How long will the Enlighten whitening effect last?

If you practice good oral health and watch the foods and drinks you consume, the effects of the Enlighten treatment can last as long as 4-5 years. However, you can buy ‘top-up’ gel if you want to bring back a little sparkle.

How long before I see results?

It usually takes about three weeks from your first appointment before you’ll see the full effects, but normally you should start noticing a difference in just a few days.

Will the Enlighten treatment hurt?

The Enlighten system is unique and uses a tooth serum pre-treatment along with desensitising swabs during treatments to minimise any discomfort.

Want to know more about Zoom! Whitening?

Philips Zoom! Whitening FAQs

Will the Zoom! whitening damage my teeth?

No. The Zoom! treatment is incredibly safe. However, your dentist will assess you before any procedure is recommended to make sure there are no underlying problems and your teeth are healthy and free from decay.

Does Zoom! Whitening hurt?

Some people may experience different levels of sensitivity either during or after whitening but if you already have sensitive teeth, we suggest you use a desensitising gel for two weeks before your whitening appointment to minimise the sensitivity.

Can you whiten my crowns/veneers/fillings?

Only natural tooth enamel responds to the Zoom! whitening treatment. If you are unhappy with the current shade of your crowns or fillings, your dentist will happily discuss your options to achieve that smile you dream of.

Aftercare Advice

Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening Treatment

Certain types of food discolour your teeth and should be avoided for a while after you’ve completed the treatment including:

Dark-coloured sauces

such as red pasta sauce, soy sauce, barbecue sauce

Fruit juice

Dark chocolate

Acidic food

like lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits should be avoided as the acid can weaken your enamel

Fizzy Drinks

If you can’t make it a day or two without a brew or a fizzy drink, use a straw instead of sipping directly from your mug or glass. This will make sure the liquid doesn’t come in direct contact with your teeth.

Tea and coffee

Staining Foods

As a general rule of thumb, any food or drink that will stain a white shirt for at least 48 hours after teeth whitening.

Foods you CAN eat

● White meat
● Non-acidic fruits
● White-coloured vegetables
● Colourless beverages

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