Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Teeth Whitening
Q. What causes discoloration of the teeth?
A. Tooth discoloration can be caused by genetics, ageing, cigarettes, food & drink e.g. tea & coffee. More serious causes are disease, trauma, nerve problems, old fillings, excessive fluoride and tetracycline consumption.
Q. Why do I need my teeth whitened?
A. Teeth whitening is the easiest way to improve your appearance, making you look younger. Considered by dentists as the safest cosmetic dental procedure, it also kills bacteria; a main cause of gum disease.
Q. Is laser teeth whitening safe?
A. Yes! Decades of scientific research and treatment by dentists prove that laser teeth whitening is both 100% safe and effective, provided it’s carried out by qualified technicians using quality systems; which statement accurately describes Laser Treatments!
Q. Is your laser teeth whitening as good as dentist whitening?
A. Yes! As teeth whitening specialists, we’ve invested in the best laser technology available anywhere. In fact our lasers may be more advanced than equipment used by many dentists. While many competitors still use older, less effective techniques, our laser whitening system instantly lightens teeth on average by up to 14 shades.
Q. Are your laser teeth whitening staff qualified?
A. Our licensed teeth whitening technicians are fully trained in all aspects of laser teeth whitening. We do not use hydrogen peroxide and no drills or injections are required. Your gums, lips and lining of your mouth are protected at all times. When treating patients, we employ the same standard of care & attention that you would expect from your dentist.
Q. What is the laser used for in laser teeth whitening?
A. Laser light activates and accelerates the oxidisation action of the whitening gell, for optimum results. Even old crowns and veneers can be restored to their former whiteness.
Q. How long does teeth whitening treatment take?
A. Because we use the most advanced lasers, treatment is quick, safe & effective. A single 60-minute laser tooth whitening appointment is all it takes for years of built-up tooth discoloration to be removed completely.
Q. Can I have veneers or crowns whitened?
A. While laser teeth whitening will not change the colour of NEW crowns or veneers, OLD crowns, veneers or fillings can be restored their original colour. Individual results may vary, but most normally healthy people can benefit.
Q. How white will my teeth be after whitening?
A. Laser teeth whitening results vary from person to person, but our teeth whitening system can lighten teeth on average up to 14 shades.
Even a change of just two or three shades will make a significant difference; the goal being to achieve your individual optimum whiteness while still looking natural.
Results can be expected to last 12-18 months depending on whether you smoke or eat staining foods. Most clients have a 60 minute “top-up” annually to keep their teeth looking fresh, clean and white all year.
Q. Will laser tooth whitening hurt?
A. Most clients do not experience any discomfort during treatment. Also, unlike some teeth whitening services, we use a mobile aspirator during treatment for a more comfortable, hygienic patient experience and improved results.
Q. What are the side effects of laser teeth whitening?
A. Whilst it is scientifically proven that there are NO side effects associated with laser teeth whitening, some people may experience slight sensitivity for an hour or so after treatment. These symptoms normally disappear quickly.
Q. Do I need a dental check-up or have my dentist clean my teeth first?
A. It is not advisable to have your teeth cleaned IMMEDIATELY before treatment as this may increase sensitivity. If desired you should get your teeth professionally cleaned a few days before or after tooth whitening treatment.
Q. Why should I choose Laser Treatments?
A. We use the best laser whitening technology with the highest quality peroxide free whitening gels, for optimum results. Our technicians are fully trained, experienced and insured. We offer the highest level of customer care.
Q. We’re often asked if we use hydrogen peroxide – and the answer is NO!
A. We DO NOT use peroxide. We use only the gentlest peroxide FREE, most effective whitening gels for professional results that, when combined with laser light, safely remove the deepest teeth stains.