We understand that tooth stains can affect your confidence. That’s why our expert team is dedicated to providing gentle, effective tooth stain removal services. Book your appointment today and shine with every smile.
What Causes Teeth Stains?
There are many causes of tooth stains, and it’s likely more common than you think. One of the main causes is food and drink. Beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine, and foods like berries and curry can leave behind noticeable stains.
Smoking is another culprit, leading to persistent yellow or brown discoloration. Additionally, poor dental hygiene, such as irregular brushing and flossing, allows plaque and tartar buildup, which can contribute to staining.
Certain medications and mouthwashes containing strong pigments or chemicals can also lead to tooth discoloration. Even genetics can influence how susceptible your teeth are to staining. Understanding these causes is the first step towards maintaining a brighter, healthier smile.
What Is Air Polishing?
Air polishing is a modern, efficient method for removing tooth stains, offering a comfortable experience with impressive results. It involves using a steady stream of pressurised bicarbonate of soda combined with stain removing particles and water to remove surface stains. We then follow this with a special polish, using a diamond-based polishing paste, to give those teeth an extra special shine.
The procedure is quick and pain-free, often completed in one visit and providing an instantly brighter smile. So, if you’re looking to bring some shine back to your smile, give our dental experts in Leeds a call today.
The Stain Removal Process
The stain removal air polishing process is designed to be effective and comfortable. Here’s what you can expect:
We begin with a thorough examination of your teeth to assess the extent of staining and overall oral health.
Before air polishing, we clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar, ensuring an even and effective treatment.
Our skilled professionals will use the dental air polisher to gently remove surface stains from your teeth.
The next step is using a diamond-based polishing paste for the perfect finishing touch.
We conclude with a final check of your teeth and provide personalised advice on maintaining your new, stain-free smile.
Icon – White Spot Treatment
Icon is a revolutionary treatment that removes white spots or mottled areas of your teeth, without the need for drilling. This condition is quite common, and is usually caused by:
- Fluorosis: This happens when there’s too much fluoride while adult teeth are still forming. Or,
- Decalcification: This is when the hard, outer part of your teeth loses minerals, often seen after braces.
In the past, the only way to hide white spots was to cover them with fillings or veneers. These methods mean taking away some of the healthy part of your tooth, and many dentists today don’t prefer doing this.
At Aesthetique Dental, we use Icon treatment to bring back the natural colour of your tooth. It’s a gentle technique that helps the white spots blend in with the rest of your tooth, without having to remove any part of it.
Tooth Stain Removal FAQs
Does air polishing whiten your teeth?Air polishing can whiten your teeth - it removes surface stains, giving you a cleaner, brighter appearance. While it isn’t technically classed as a ‘whitening treatment’, it polishes your teeth, leaving a whiter appearance.
Does air polishing hurt?No, air polishing doesn’t hurt. It uses a gentle stream of air, water, and fine powder, unlike traditional cleaning methods that might scrape or pinch. Even sensitive teeth often tolerate it well.
Is air polishing bad for teeth?No, air polishing isn’t bad for your teeth. It’s actually considered a safe and gentle procedure. The fine powder used is non-abrasive and won't damage enamel. However, if you have cracked teeth or severe gum disease, it’s better to come in for a consultation first.
How much does teeth whitening treatment cost?Prices for teeth whitening treatment can vary widely. It depends on the treatment you choose - scaling and polishing prices start at £45, while the more extensive whitening treatments can reach prices of £600.
Transform Your Smile With Aesthetique Dental
Are you ready to remove staining on your teeth? Our team at Aesthetique Dental is here to help with our gentle and effective stain removal treatments. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a more confident, radiant smile.
Visiting the practice
We’re in the heart of Leeds - accessed by bus and train and have convenient on street parking.