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Summertime is on its way in… finally! With summertime comes the season for many outdoor events, including weddings. 40% of weddings take place in peak season, during June, July and August. If you’re getting married, or attending a wedding this summer, perhaps you’ve started to think about your teeth, and how they might look in photos taken on the day.

 

Feeling disheartened with the shade of your teeth can feel crushing, particularly at an occasion such as a wedding where you’re likely to have your picture taken a lot. The photos taken at a wedding are some of the most profound you will ever be in, so feeling great about your smile when you come to look back at them should be high on your priority list.

 

Get Your Smile Summer and Wedding-Ready.

Removing discolouration (yellowing and stains) that threatens to leave you feeling self-conscious and reluctant to smile in photos is one of the easiest routes to a beautiful smile.

 

In this piece, we’ll tell you why Enlighten teeth whitening (Leeds’ Meliora Dental offers this market-leading treatment), is an easy route to enduringly white teeth. We also offer renowned home-based Boutique teeth whitening. Leeds has multiple practices providing teeth whitening to patients, but we want to tell you why we’re your top choice…

 

Why Choose Us For Teeth Whitening?

Affordable top-ups

When you need to top-up the effects of treatment, Meliora Dental offer fairly-priced whitening syringes. These are priced at a very reasonable £25.

 

Digital impressions

We are 100% digital with our impression taking. Our digital scanner allows us to take comfortable impressions, and this process streamlines the overall treatment experience for our patients. Digital impressions remove the need for sending the impressions in the post, reducing the overall treatment time. Taking a digital scan of your teeth as opposed to using a manual (and often unforgiving!) putty reduces the possibility of human error during the process to almost zero.

 

Use of AI to enhance our rapport with patients

Dr Kunal Rai is an advocate of using AI technology wherever clinically appropriate. This includes the use of a smart note-taking system called Kiroku.

 

Kiroku allows your dentist to have more one-on-one time with you, removing the need for time-consuming traditional manual note-taking. It  facilitates the customisation of notes for each patient, and uses handy templates to reduce the time your dentist needs to spend writing up your unique patient notes during your appointment. The benefit for our patients? We can spend more time interacting with you during your appointment, getting to the heart of how best to meet your expectations.

 

We are responsible cosmetic dentists (nothing elective takes place until you are healthy)

Dr Kunal will examine your teeth, checking for any evidence of non-cosmetic issues. Dental functionality is the most important foundation for us. No elective treatment will take place until the foundation is strong. We place our patients’ dental health above and beyond anything else, and we will always be transparent about whether or not cosmetic treatment can go ahead.

 

We have found that our patients really value this honesty, which contributes to the long-term trust-based relationships we have built with them.

 

 

Pre-Wedding Teeth Whitening – Common FAQs

 

When do I need to whiten my teeth?

We recommend booking in for a consultation with us at least 8 weeks months before the wedding day. Whilst teeth whitening using Enlighten and Boutique whitening can take as little as 5-10 days, the treatment time largely depends on how discoloured your teeth are. A further contributing factor is how many hours you are willing to wear the whitening trays each day.

 

Come in and see us 8 weeks before the big day to make sure your teeth are the shade you would like them at the end of treatment. An 8 week window is generally ample time to complete the treatment, and your dentist can recommend a few extra days of treatment if you have not quite reached your preferred tooth shade.

 

Is it an easy process?

We totally understand that the weeks leading up to a wedding can be some of the most stressful in a person’s life (particularly for the bride and groom!)

 

The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the easiest cosmetic dental treatments available. At-home whitening fits around your lifestyle – you can choose when you wear your aligners, day or night.

 

Can I have teeth-staining food and drink at the wedding?  

Consuming a glass of red wine or eating teeth staining food on your wedding day won’t stain your teeth again, but make sure you drink plenty of water afterwards so your teeth whitening hasn’t been in vain! The last thing you want is to go through several weeks of whitening, only to discover a photo of yourself with a stained smile because of that one glass of red.

 

To increase the longevity of the whitening effects, cut down your intake of teeth-staining food and drink.

 

Close up of Enlighten teeth whitening syringes.

 

Teeth Whitening – What Are My Options At Meliora Dental?

Both of our teeth whitening treatments are at-home treatments using bespoke whitening trays and hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Enlighten Teeth Whitening Leeds – Available At Meliora Dental

Enlighten is suitable for:

 

Enlighten is the definitive brand in the teeth whitening space. This is the only brand that guarantees a B1 shade (the whitest shade teeth will go without the use of veneers or dental composite).

 

The Enlighten brand is capable of whitening teeth by up to 16 shades, so if you’re starting your whitening journey with severely discoloured teeth, Enlighten is a great option.

 

Boutique Teeth Whitening Leeds – Award-winning UK Brand

Boutique whitening is suitable for:

 

Boutique whitening is our alternative market-leading brand. Like Enlighten, it can produce long-lasting results for patients, especially compared with in-chair whitening (the results of which are significantly less enduring).

 

Book Your Teeth Whitening Consultation With A Private Dentist in Leeds

Book your teeth whitening consultation with Dr Kunal Rai, an experienced cosmetic dentist with hundreds of successful teeth whitening cases to his name.

 

 

 

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth,...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles...

Charanprite D

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I was never conscious of my teeth much but over the years my teeth became more overcrowded, in particular my bottom teeth. I found myself smiling in photos with my mouth closed as I didn’t like the way my teeth looked this was something that over time I got even more conscious of and so...

Eve

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Kunal and his team gave me the best experience throughout my transformation. Everything was explained all the way through the process and he even accommodated my lunch time appointments every 4 weeks! He always gave his honest opinions and made me feel at ease. He is such a perfectionist and wouldn’t let me leave my...

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect for a replacement for me we agreed an implant was the route to go. The tooth removal however left an element of damage to the natural bone so I had to undergo a bone graft to repair this. One year after the extraction (as 2 bone grafts were needed in the end) I'm now fitted with my implant and I can honestly say I have never been as proud to smile as I am today. From start to finish Kunal...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth, until I came across Kunal. From the first moment I walked into the practice, Kunal was very welcoming and talked me through every possible stage that would happen if I was to go ahead with treatment with zoom calls to show the perceived results and ensure I was happy to go ahead with treatment Kunal gave me a diagnosis of my open bite, which was behavioural, therefore instantly this behavioural trait was worked upon to receive the best results from...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout, and each time Kunal would make sure I was happy, not just with the work that had already taken place, but with the direction my smile was headed. Kunal engaged in discussion with me about each aspect making sure I fully understood what would happen and giving me the chance to have my own input. This combined with his vast knowledge and incredible skill left me feeling fully relaxed and in safe hands. Each step was performed in meticulous detail,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles and what can be done to minimize them. Kunal made it clear from the beginning that as a dentist his interest was the function of the teeth, better oral hygiene, the bite etc. I learned so much from him regarding my own teeth, that it was my bottom teeth that was causing the misalignment on my top teeth, l have gum recession due to excess brushing and l was in danger of losing two teeth due to it! Things my...

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