Teeth whitening

With over 35 years’ experience, our award-winning dentist provides leading teeth whitening treatments alongside a range of cosmetic dentistry and lab services.
New patients are welcome. Give us a call and speak to our friendly team to see how we can help you achieve a confident, healthy smile.

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What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of tackling tooth discolouration by lightening the natural colour of your teeth, through the use of a variety of teeth whitening systems that are available.

Teeth often darken naturally over time, and natural colour varies between different individuals and at different ages.

If your teeth are dark because of external staining, they’ll need to be cleaned before we can begin your teeth whitening procedure.

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We believe that the best way to whiten teeth is to use whitening trays and peroxide whitening gel

Our professional teeth whitening treatment involves taking impressions and making whitening trays that fit very accurately over your natural teeth.

The trays contain small reservoirs which accommodate the bleaching gel. The whitening gel penetrates the tooth enamel (which is porous) and oxidises staining and discolouration.

Rather than using laser teeth whitening treatment, whitening strips or teeth whitening toothpaste, a professional whitening process with hydrogen peroxide is a predictable way to whiten your teeth and your trays can be used for future ‘top-up’ teeth whitening treatments.

Your custom-made whitening trays are produced ‘while you wait’ in our on-site laboratory which means that we can provide your teeth whitening kit in just one visit.

If you’re searching for teeth whitening options in Leeds, get in touch with HQ Dental’s highly experienced cosmetic dentistry team.

The benefits of professional teeth whitening

Whiter teeth can help you feel more confident. Many people are self-conscious of yellow teeth, staining or discolouration and it holds them back from smiling with ease. Whiter teeth can be a great confidence booster and offer a quick and easy smile makeover in just 2-3 appointments.

Personalised treatment plan
You’ll receive personalised treatment for longer-lasting and effective results, especially compared to over-the-counter whitening products. Your whitening trays are custom-made to fit naturally over your teeth and your dentist can monitor your progress and ensure the overall health of your mouth is assessed before undergoing treatment.

Look great, feel great
When you know you look good, you feel good! You’ll look great at social occasions and important events. Teeth whitening is a popular choice before a big event such as a wedding or party, and it also helps you to smile with confidence whether you’re in a meeting at work or going on a date.

Safe and effective
With a professional dental surgeon, whitening your teeth is safe and comfortable and your broader oral health will also be taken care of. Home whitening treatments can damage your enamel or cause irritation to the gums, which can cause tooth decay and further discolouration in the future. You are also much more likely to achieve better and longer-lasting results with professional whitening.

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Why choose us?


World-class dentistry

HQ Dental are leaders in advanced cosmetic dentistry. From teeth whitening to dental implants and Invisalign, we have over 35 years of experience in providing award-winning dental services.

Over 80 dental experts

Our expert team is made up of skilled dentists and technicians. Many of our team have been with us their entire careers allowing for excellent continuity of care and unrivalled experience.

Cutting-edge lab on-site

We have one of the largest full-service labs in the UK. This keeps our turnaround times to a minimum, reduces cost for our patients and ensures the highest standards of care.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Teeth staining is caused by external factors. Coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, red wine and even some fruits and vegetables have been proven to stain teeth.
    Tobacco smokers can also experience discolouration, as chemicals from tobacco products can leave a yellow-brown residue on your teeth.

    Staining can also be caused by plaque. If left untreated, this can lead to a build-up of a sticky yellow substance called tartar.

    Professional teeth whitening has been carried out safely for decades in the UK and no long-term side-effects have been reported.

    A small minority of patients experience some mild discomfort during teeth whitening procedures, but the sensations are temporary and do not affect the outcome of achieving a whiter, brighter smile.

    The professional teeth whitening gels used by HQ Dental’s cosmetic dentistry experts contain de-sensitising agents to minimise any potential discomfort.
    However, at-home whitening products can damage the enamel surface or lead to gum irritation which can lead to dental issues down the line.

    It is always safer and more effective to undergo professional whitening with your dentist.

    All teeth whitening products only work for natural teeth.

    If you have dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, composite fillings or bridges, these are usually made from a synthetic material that can’t be lightened by tooth whitening products.

    If you have restorations or suffer from sensitive teeth, you should consult with your dentist, who will decide the best course of action for you.

    If you do have sensitive teeth, whitening sensitivity can occur but its effects can be minimised through the use of tooth whitening toothpastes specifically designed with tooth sensitivity in mind after the procedure.

    Teeth whitening is a long-lasting treatment that offers excellent results, however, it isn’t permanent. Professional teeth whitening can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years and this can vary from person to person.

    Coffee, tea, red wine and smoking can all reduce the effectiveness of your whitening teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening results are much longer-lasting than over-the-counter products.

    Established in 1986, we’re based on the outskirts of Leeds, near Wortley. Access is easy via the Leeds ring road and from Leeds city centre. Our full address is:
    Swallow House, 349 Tong Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 4QG.

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    Interested in teeth whitening? We’d love to hear from you.

    I am very pleased with the care of the dentist and staff. My teeth look amazing and fit really well. I would tell everyone to go with them.

    Mrs Gloria Thompson

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    Excellent service from everyone involved at HQ Dental. Speedy, efficient and friendly. Excellent fix, so pleased. I Would highly recommend.

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