One hour or less is all that is needed to achieve maximum results.
What results can be expected?
This depends on each individual and the extent of discoloration, generally from 5-14 shades lighter can be achieved. The more stained your teeth the more dramatic the result will be. Teeth whitening whether done by a dentist or another technician will not whiten your tooth enamel the process will bleach the stains on the surface of your teeth. The results are also relevant to how regularly you have a teeth whitening procedure or use home whitening treatments. Where whitening is done every 6-12 months it is considered a maintenance procedure and results will be less dramatic.
Should teeth whitening be done by a dentist?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure which is non dental. The products we use are gentler than and just as effective as those used by the dentist. All our products are Australian compliant and produced to the highest standards. Teeth whitening, no matter who does it bleaches stains from the surface of the teeth it does not whiten enamel.
Is teeth whitening safe?
We offer the latest whitening gel approved for use in Australia. We have a hygienic non-touch procedure at NO time will a technician touch you or your mouth. Our gel is gentle and safe, problems are extremely rare. Teeth Whitening is safe for crowns and veneers although these will not lighten as much as natural teeth.
Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?
Teeth whitening is a treatment most people want and can have, however, it is not recommended for children under 16 years of age or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not have a teeth whitening treatment if you have gum disease or are requiring dental work.
How long will a teeth whitening treatment last?
Teeth will maintain their fresh new appearance for around one year. Re-staining depends largely on diet and lifestyle. Smoking, coffee, tea, fruit juice, sodas all staining foods and beverages will eventually re-stain the surface of your teeth.
Why are my teeth patchy after I whiten them?
If the teeth have spots (or intrinsic staining) on them before bleaching, these spots will be embellished after you whiten them and for a few days after. However, the difference between the spots and the rest of the tooth will become less noticeable and eventually blend completely.
You may notice new spots coming through on the teeth during the whitening process. These spots were already present on the teeth before bleaching. As the teeth become lighter they become more visible.
When your teeth are dark or stained these spots or bandings were not as obvious. As the teeth are whitened, the lighter parts of the tooth will whiten first followed by the darker spots.
The teeth should settle within a few days (make sure you follow the white diet for the best results) and perhaps get a second session 2 weeks later with an aim for the patchiness to blend all over.