Teeth Whitening Help
FAQ’s | Process | Aftercare | Suitability
Listed below are FAQ’s covering the process, aftercare and information about who isn’t suitable to
have the treatment
Treatment usually takes 1hour 15mins which includes the consultation. Additionally we provide aftercare treatment information including details of the white diet that must be followed for 48
hours after treatment
How our teeth whitening treatment works
We use a revolutionary laser teeth whitening treatment, new to the UK. It’s an advanced cosmetic procedure and non-invasive. The treatment is safe and painless and does not harm the tooth enamel nor the gum tissue.
A whitening gel (of legal hydrogen peroxide concentration) is applied to the surface of the teeth and this breaks down into oxygen molecules. These molecules go into the tiny pores of the enamel and dentin and break up the stains that block out the light.
Laser teeth whitening treatment
An advanced LED laser light is used to activate the whitening gel. The laser light is applied a total of three 15 minute cycles.
Removing stains from teeth
As the stains are broken into smaller and smaller pieces, more light passes through the teeth and makes them look lighter. Stains which have built up over time, that are yellow to slightly brown produce the best results.
Teeth that are dark brown to blue-grey are the most difficult to bleach because the stain is deeply
embedded into the teeth’s structure. These types of stains are usually caused by tetracycline (an alternative to antibiotics) and as a result have affected the colour of the tooth; these stains can take a minimum of two laser treatments to achieve good results.
Are you dentists?
We are not dentists, our teeth whitening procedure is a ‘cosmetic treatment’ carried out by trained Cosmeticians.
Why is The Teeth Whitening Company better?
Teeth whitening can be harmful if cheap inferior products are used and the practitioner is not fully trained or experienced. We invest in the technology, the products and on-going training to ensure the best results.
Are you insured?
All staff are trained and certified. The Teeth Whitening Company has full comprehensive malpractice insurance for laser teeth whitening treatments with cover up to £1m.
Why is the whitening treatment such good value?
A trained Cosmetician can carry out the treatment, as opposed to a relatively expensive dentist. The procedure is a purely cosmetic treatment.
How long will the results last?
We state that on average the whitening effects last 6 to 9 months, but less if you are a smoker and depending on other factors including your diet.
How will the treatment affect eating/drinking?
For best results you must avoid dark foods or staining agents for the first 48 hours because your teeth will be vulnerable to staining. You should avoid tobacco and any food or drink that would stain your teeth. We advise you to only have white food and drink for 48 hours after the treatment
or you may stain your teeth again.
Will it damage my enamel?
No, it’s a gentle treatment that does not damage the enamel.
How often can this treatment be carried out?
This depends on your lifestyle; we recommend every 3 to 6 months just topping up. You can have it done as often as you like. A saturation point will be achieved when your teeth have been restored to their original colour.
Is it painful, are any needles involved?
There is no tooth sensitivity at all but you may experience some tenderness in your gums because the teeth whitening gel eradicates the bacteria that reside between your teeth and soft tissue of the gum.
Do you use lasers?
We use an advanced LED (light emitting diode) dual band system to accelerate the whitening process. The laser produces a cold light with no heat. The light filters out harmful UV and infrared radiation providing a safe treatment without an irritation to the nerves of your teeth.
Can it whiten crowns or veneers?
Yes, although they will only return to their original colour.
Can you have the treatment if pregnant or lactating?
We advise not to. While there are no known health risks, we have not conducted any field trials.
Clients not recommended for treatment are:
Pregnant women or patients with periodontal disease are discouraged from undergoing this procedure. Also, clients with the following conditions:
Endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layer of the heart)
Artificial heart valves
Frequent cold sores
Bad colds and flu