Frequently Asked Questions

Your teeth whitening appointment

Your teeth whitening appointment will begin with a simple chat to find out about your lifestyle and whether you have had your teeth whitened before. If not, don’t worry, we will talk you through the process step by step.

  1. A shade guide is used to let you check the shade of your teeth before and after the appointment.

  2. The teeth are given a gentle cleanse and scrub. At this stage any recent surface stains are removed and the enamel is given a gentle exfoliation

  3. A textured accelerator wipe is coated with an activation spray and you will give your teeth a brush. As well as giving the teeth a deep cleanse, this will build up a lather and foam which helps draw the gel into the pores of your enamel.

  4. A sterile mouth guard is then removed from a sealed foil packet and non peroxide gel is applied. You then place the mouth guard into your mouth and put on a pair of protective goggles.

  5. Sit back, relax and let the teeth whitening gel and laser light get to work! The laser light creates an oxidation reaction which will remove stains and tooth discolouration from the inside out.

A full teeth whitening appointment consists of 3 back to back 20 minute sessions and most customers see an 8 – 12 shade improvement.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it can lighten the existing shade.

Who cannot have teeth whitening?

Anyone who is currently suffering from gum disease. It is essential that if you have any signs of gum disease you should be seen by your dentist.

How long does an appointment take?

Appointments only take 1 hour. That’s right, it only take 1 hour for amazing white teeth!

I don't want really white teeth, just a natural smile. Can this be done?

During the appointment we monitor your teeth and will ensure they do not go lighter than the agreed shade in your consultation.

I have Crowns/Caps/Fillings/Veneers, can I have teeth whitening treatment?

Yes you can! The teeth whitening procedure will not whiten crowns, caps, fillings or veneers. However they shall be restored to their original colour and will not cause any damage.

How long with the results last?

For most people the results are long lasting. Exposure to coffee, tea, tabacco, red wine and other stain producing substances will eventually darken teeth.
Your teeth should stay noticebly whiter for 18-24 months after having laser teeth whitening treatment. We offer an excellent aftercare range to help you keep your perfect white smile!

Is teeth whitening safe?

This is the question that concerns most people. The majority of people find the process completely painless, however a small percentage of people experience temporary sensitivity to hot or cold for 24 – 48 hours following treatment.