Frequently Asked Questions
HOW WHITE WILL MY TEETH BE AT THE END OF TREATMENT?
This depends on a number of factors and results will vary between patients. Generally speaking, we will get your teeth to as white as they were when you were a teenager (sometimes whiter). Our system will get your teeth to as white as they will naturally go. We expect an improvement of 3-4 shades from any treatment. We take an initial shade of your teeth to show the difference at the end of treatment.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Some people get the result they want after 1 session, while most people see results from the whitening procedure within a couple of days.
DOES IT HURT TO HAVE YOUR TEETH WHITENED?
80% of people will get some form of sensitivity with teeth whitening. This is usually mild and normally resolves within 48 hours. The whitening gel we use helps to open up thousands of tiny ‘tubes’ in the enamel, which in turn allows cold to enter the tooth more easily. After teeth whitening treatment, it takes about 24 hours for these tubes to close and during this time people may have some sensitivity to cold foods/drinks.
WILL MY TEETH REMAIN PERMANENTLY WHITE?
No. Results will generally last for 6 months to 2 years. This will vary due to lifestyle (e.g. drinking lots of tea or coffee), wear and tear and ageing. The idea of a home whitening system is that if you feel the teeth have become darker over a period of time, then the effect can be improved again by using the kit from time to time.
IS THE PROCESS HARMFUL TO TEETH?
Absolutely Not! The effect on teeth is no different to the effect from commonly ingested foods or regular dental procedures.
WILL THE GEL WHITEN CROWNS, VENEERS OR FALSE TEETH?
No. The procedure will only remove staining from natural teeth.
If you are planning to have a crown, bridge, filling or false tooth, it is recommended that you first have your teeth whitened. We can then match the shade to your new colour.
To book a teeth whitening appointment contact our Kilkenny Dental Clinic on 056 7763786