Frequently Asked Questions
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
Teeth whitening is purely cosmetic and 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.
We offer the latest whitening gel approved for use in Australia by uLab Professionals. 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.
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.
Unfortunately we don’t offer teeth whitening if you’re under the age of 18.
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. Some of our clients have their teeth whitened every 3 months.
The two side effects that occur most often with teeth whitening are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums. Tooth sensitivity often occurs during early stages of the bleaching treatment. Tissue irritation most commonly results from an ill-fitting mouthpiece tray rather than the tooth-bleaching agent. Both of these conditions usually are temporary and disappear within 1 to 3 days of stopping or completing treatment.
If you do experience sensitivity, you can reduce or eliminate it by:
Wearing the tray for a shorter period of time (for example, two 30-minute sessions vs. two 60-minute sessions).
Stop whitening your teeth for 2 to 3 days to allow teeth to adjust to the process.
Ask your dentist or pharmacist for a high fluoride-containing product, which can help remineralize your teeth. Apply the fluoride product to the tray and wear for 4 minutes prior to and following the whitening agent.
Brush teeth with a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. These toothpastes contain potassium nitrate, which helps soothe the teeth’s nerve endings.