How does it work?
Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic procedure. A whitening gel is applied to the teeth and a cold blue light is placed in front of the patients teeth for 30minutes
Getting rid of stains
Over time teeth can become stained through drinking too much tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. If you have never had whitening treatment before, these stains are difficult to remove and therefore having your teeth professionally whitening will produce the best results.
How white will my teeth go?
This is a question that is almost impossible to answer as there are many varying factors as to how white a tooth will go.
We have found after whitening thousands of people’s teeth, results of between 5-14 shades whiter with in just under 1 hour. Teeth can be expected with an average of 8 shades whiter. (Referring to Vita Classic scale, 2-14 shades on the new Vita Bleach scale)
However the type of staining is a large factor, for example if your staining is severe from a lifestyle of consuming too many cigarettes, then you can expect the greatest results.
If your teeth are stained by tetracycline then the first treatment may only achieve three or four shades whiter with additional sessions required to achieve the desired level of whiteness.
If your teeth are already fairly white, then it is impossible to get your teeth to go 8 shades whiter, in fact three or four shades is to be expected or as white as your teeth can naturally go.
Also age is a factor in how white your teeth will go. As you grow older the mineral content of your teeth diminishes which governs how white your teeth will go.
Please note that natural teeth will only go so white naturally, if you want teeth that are paper white as some of the movie stars in magazines, then you don’t want your teeth whitened, you want fake veneers!
How long will it last?
This really depends on lifestyle, diet and good oral hygiene. For clients that drink a lot of tea and coffee, it will not last as long as someone who drinks the above to a minimum. On average the treatment lasts for 6 – 9 months.