Is laser whitening the same as bleaching?
No, they are not the same kind of treatments. We do not use any peroxide as part of our treatments. With laser teeth whitening, a non-peroxide product is applied to your teeth, and a laser or light is used to speed up the chemical reaction that lightens the shade of your teeth.
Is everybody eligible for laser teeth whitening?
Most people are eligible, though there are a few exceptions. You must be over 18, not currently pregnant, and not an epilepsy sufferer. Aside from that, there are no other requirements to undergo the treatment.
Can you show me how my teeth will look after the treatment?
Before any treatment, we carry out a consultation. During this consultation, you will be shown a chart indicating your current whiteness, as well as the shade that we expect to achieve with treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
Our laser teeth whitening procedure takes around an hour, though you should allow time before for a consultation period, so that we can talk you through the treatment and what to expect. We will also discuss how best to prolong the results, following the treatment. In total, you should allow 1.5 to 2 hours.
Are the effects permanent?
Although the results are not permanent, they will typically last an average of 2 years. The actual length of time will vary from person to person, and will depend upon lifestyle factors. Drinking tea and coffee, for example, can cause staining and may reduce how long the effects last for, as would smoking.
Will the procedure cause any damage to my teeth?
No, the procedure won’t damage your teeth in any way. The treatment lifts stains and lightens the shade of the teeth by several shades. A compound is applied to your teeth and your gums are protected. The laser or light is simply designed to speed up the reaction of the compound and would not cause any damage to your teeth either.
Do my teeth need to be healthy to have the laser whitening treatment?
The condition of your teeth won’t affect the treatment, but of course teeth whitening is not a substitution for good oral health. You should maintain a good habit of regular brushing and routine dental check-ups.
Can I have more than one treatment?
Should you decide to have further treatments in future, then you’re perfectly able to do so. As the procedure doesn’t weaken the teeth or damage them in any way, there’s no problem with having repeat treatments.
How should I look after my teeth following a treatment?
You should continue to maintain good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth at least twice a day. This is important for general oral health. With regards to maintaining the whiteness of your teeth, avoiding drinks containing tannins, not smoking and brushing after each meal can all help with prolonging the results of the treatment. In any case, you should try to avoid any food and drink containing a strong colour for up to 24 hours after the treatment, such as juices, fizzy drinks, jams, and so on.
Where can I have the treatment carried out?
We have a number of clinics spread across various locations in the home counties, as well as offering home visits. Appointments are available 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends, so we can fit around your busy schedule.
Are there any special offers available?
After your first treatment, as a returning customer, your future treatments will be subject to a reduced price compared to the first. You may also be able to get a cheaper appointment by booking in a treatment during for any cancellation that we may have received, saving you money on your treatment.
How can I contact you?
You can contact us using the contact form located on our contact page, here Alternatively, you can call us on 0330 010 6289.