What is teeth whitening?
Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.
The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. This layer can overtime become stained by wine, tobacco, juices and coffee. Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth through a cosmetic whitening process to make them look “whiter”. Most patients see an improvement of up to eight shades lighter. Our results are incredible!
A carefully-controlled concentration of whitening gel is applied to your teeth using specially-made trays that fit in your mouth. Our qualified and highly experienced staff will be able to discuss with you the level of whitening you want and make a tailored plan to achieve your perfect shade. The whole process takes approximately 45 minutes and is painless. All our products and whitening gels are EU directive compliant.
We also offer a Deluxe Teeth whitening package, which includes our in clinic whitening treatment, a take home whitening kit and a fifteen minute top up treatment. Our take home kits are easy to use and prolong the whitening effect.
Frequently asked questions:
1. How white will my teeth go at the end of the treatment?
This depends on the mineral content contained within your teeth and results can therefore vary between individuals. Mineral content depletes with age and mineral content can also be affected by Tetracycline (antibiotics which you may have taken as a child).
Generally speaking, we will get your teeth to as white as they were when you were a teenager (sometimes whiter). Some people prefer not to have this level of whiteness, and should request prior to a procedure not to have their teeth whitened too dramatically.
2. How soon will I see results?
Immediately! There is no waiting around for 2 or 3 weeks to see the results such as with overnight trays. As soon as you are finished with your laser teeth whitening treatment your teeth will have on average reached 6 to 7 shades whiter. This is why in office laser Teeth whitening is so popular over using trays at night to bleach the teeth. Quick, easy, affordable and no sensitivity issues.
3. Is the treatment painful?
100% no sensitivity now guaranteed . All our gels have full toxicology and safety reports needed by law and with our cold blue light system which is also CE approved clients are 100% guaranteed no sensitivity whatsoever. Teeth whitening is very factual and safe the gel we use helps to open up thousands of tiny ‘tunnels’ in your enamel, which in turn allows the dentine to be penetrated (the dentine is what controls the colour of each tooth). The laser light accelerator helps accelerator the process to give you that beautiful smile within one hour.
After teeth whitening treatment, it takes about 24 hours for these tunnels/tubules to fully close and during this time people need to adhere to the white diet because the tubules are still open and additives and colouring can stain the teeth. So no coffee, cigarettes, red wine, sauces coloured mouthwash or colour toothpaste.
4. Are the results permanent?
Results will last for 12 to 18 months and sometimes longer, Teeth will always stain due to lifestyle, wear and tear and aging. However once you use proper aftercare such as Take home kits whitening foam or toothpaste you can keep you teeth at the maximum whiteness and make sure there is no fad back over time. Most clients come back once every six months to a year. Causes absolutely no damage to the teeth whatsoever.
5. Is the process harmful to teeth?
6. Will the gel whiten crowns, veneers or false teeth?
The teeth whitening process will only remove intrinsic staining from natural teeth. However, the gel will help remove all extrinsic staining from teeth, including false teeth. This means that your false teeth will be ‘cleaned’ back to their original colour.
If you are planning to have a crown, bridge, filling or false tooth, it is recommended that you first have your teeth whitened. Your dentist will then be able to match the shade of the false tooth to your new colour.
7. Is teeth whitening classified as dentistry?
In 2012 on the 31st of October EU law was changed to class teeth whitening as a cosmetic procedure, meaning that a qualified technician can carry out the treatment using the correct strength gels. Our products are professional grade gels with fully toxicology and safety reports needed by law and featured on the RTE 1 consumer to inform the public of safety standards and regulations with the industry. We are highly regulated and are constantly advancing our standards and practices to get the best possible results and achieve the highest of the standards with the industry.
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