Cosmetic Teeth Whitening is the #1 requested treatment procedure and is second only to hair treatments in the beauty world. More people than you might imagine have their teeth whitened. A nice bright, white smile can make a big difference in the way a person feels about themselves and can help boost confidence in almost any social setting.
Almost everyone can benefit from having his or her teeth whitened. Treatment results can vary, and our technicians can help clients determine if they are viable candidates for our processes. The Teeth Whitener recommends seeing a dentist first before getting a treatment to those clients that haven’t seen a dentist in 2 or more years, have open unfilled holes in their teeth, or who have untreated gum disease. Also, as with most elective procedures, we do not recommend Cosmetic Teeth Whitening for any woman that is pregnant or nursing.
Patients with extensive front fillings or ceramic crowns may not be suited to tooth whitening and should discuss the procedure further with our technicians.
We do not recommend whitening for the following:
Children under the age of 18 as the pulp (nerve of the tooth) is enlarged until this age and whitening will cause irritation and sensitivity.
Pregnant and breastfeeding, however you can seek advice from your obstetrician/paediatrician.
We recommend you seek advice from your GP or dentists before buying if you have:
Overly sensitive teeth
Have had recent oral surgery
We do recommend you see your dentist for a scale and clean before your first whitening treatment.
Is this the same type of teeth bleaching gel that is used by my family dentist?
Yes, we use the same type of peroxide-based teeth bleaching gels as a dentist, but The Teeth Whitener gels may be of a lower strength than what a dentist might use. We do get the same or better results as a dentist in less time; however, this is depending on the type of treatment the dentist chooses to use.
Can I whiten if I have braces?
If you are in active orthodontic treatment and have bands and/or brackets bonded or cemented to your teeth, please wait until after completion of treatment and all appliances have been removed before commencing any bleaching treatment. A lower tightly bonded lingual (tongue-side) wire retainer that was placed by an orthodontist after regular orthodontic treatment is fine to have in your mouth while bleaching is done.
All oral piercings (tongue, cheeks, lips, or nose) must be removed prior to having any teeth whiting treatments done.
How long does it last?
One of the most common questions we get is how long teeth whitening lasts. It’s important to know that it’s not a permanent solution and will need to be repeated regularly to keep your results.
If you eat or drink things that stain teeth, such as coffee, wine and tea or smoke, the results may not last as long.
The time between treatments ranges from a month to a year, depending on your teeth and how much staining they are subjected to.