Why not choose a peaceful, relaxing Spa Treatment room to have your teeth whitened.
Everyone would be happier with a whiter, brighter smile. Teeth can become stained or yellowed slowly over time, this is sometimes due to a variety of lifestyle factors, including smoking, drinking coffee or tea, and certain foods we eat. Teeth Whitening helps reduce and, in some cases, totally remove these stains and restore your teeth to their natural whiteness.
How long does a treatment take?
Around one hour is all that is needed to achieve maximum results.
What Results Can I Expect?
Teeth Whitening can achieve fantastic results of 5 to 14 shades whiter. This can be achieved on teeth whitening the enamel is in good condition and you have not had a teeth whitening treatment for 12 months. Results may be less if you use home whitening products or have had an in-chair treatment within a year. How long will the results last? Teeth whitening will last for up to a year but to maintain your smile you may like to have a treatment every 3-4 months. Re-staining depends largely on diet and lifestyle. Smoking, coffee, tea, fruit juice, sodas all staining foods and beverages will eventually re-stain the surface of your teeth.
WHO SHOULDN’T HAVE A TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT?
Teeth whitening is a treatment most people want and can have, however, it is not recommended for children under 16 years of age or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not have a teeth whitening treatment if you have gum disease or are requiring dental work.
Do not have a teeth whitening treatment if:
– you are pregnant or breastfeeding
– under 16 years of age
– have an outstanding dental condition
– have had major dental surgery in the last 2 weeks
– have had a lip or tongue piercing in the last 2 weeks
– have had a lip tattoo in the last 2 weeks
– have had oral or related surgery in the last 2 weeks
– have an open wound in the mouth or on the lip such as a cold sore
– have allergies to latex, peroxide,
Is teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening is purely cosmetic and non dental. Our in-chair system is safe, gentle and highly effective. The treatment is safer on your enamel safer than charcoal and most home whitening. What are the risks? The two side effects that occur most often with teeth whitening are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums. Tooth sensitivity often occurs during early stages of the bleaching treatment. Both of these conditions usually are temporary and disappear within 1 to 3 days. if you have sensitive teeth we recommend using a toothpaste like Sensodyne for 3 days before and after the treatment.
What do I need to do before and after my treatment?
Brushing your Teeth
Brush your teeth at least 1 hour before their appointment. Once you have brushed your teeth please consume only water before the treatment. When many people brush their teeth many make their gums bleed leaving an open wound in the mouth. Where this is the case the client may experience a stinging or burning sensation when the gel is applied. Brushing at least 1 hour prior to the treatment will ensure any gum irritation has had time to subside.
Food and Beverages
It is recommended you have a white diet for 1-3 days after the teeth whitening treatment. (We will explain more about this in aftercare.) It is best to book the teeth whitening treatment for a time when you are not likely to have a social event for at least 24 hours but preferably 3 days. This will ensure it is easier for you to stick to the white diet and keep your smile looking great.
Do not eat hot or spicy foods, drink hot liquid or smoke for 24 hours after your teeth whitening treatment as lip and mouth blisters can occur.
After having an in chair whitening session there are some do’s and don’ts to optimise the benefits of your whitening treatment.
Brush and floss regularly. Maintaining your standard dental routines will help you keep your teeth looking shiny and clean for weeks after the treatment.
Drink beverages using s straw. This reduces the amount of fluid that has contact with the front surfaces of your teeth.
Use a sensitive toothpaste if you experience sensitivity.
Rinse after each meal. This helps to remove food particles from the mouth and gives you fresher breath. If you choose to use a mouth rinse, look for one with teeth whitening properties.
Don’t wear lipstick immediately after the teeth whitening session as it can stain the teeth and leave behind a residue.
Don’t drink red wine, tea or coffee immediately after you have your teeth whitened.
Both of these can stain your teeth. Avoid any dark coloured beverages as often as possible to prevent staining.
Don’t eat dark coloured foods for a few days after your treatment. These foods include, beetroot, tomato based sauces, soy sauce, curries, dark berries,
Don’t use an at home bleaching kit until 2 weeks after your in chair treatment.
A general rule of thumb is to remember if it would stain a white t-shirt; it will stain your teeth.
AVOID DRINKING COLOURED BEVERAGES
After your whitening treatment, avoid drinks such as all:
These drinks tend to stain teeth due to their vibrant or artificial color. If you feel like you can’t miss out on your morning coffee or a glass of wine at happy hour, consider drinking through a straw. Straws help keep liquids away from your teeth, so your smile will remain whiter longer.
DON’T EAT FOODS THAT STAIN
Similar to avoiding certain beverages, there are a wide range of foods to steer clear of after whitening your teeth. Foods that are acidic, greasy, and/or colored damage your enamel and contribute to staining.
Here are some common foods to avoid after whitening your teeth along with some examples of each:
Dark-coloured sauces (red sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, etc.)
Colourful spices (curry, paprika, turmeric, etc.)
Citrus and other acidic fruits (lemons, oranges, limes, mangoes, kiwis, plums, etc.)
Highly pigmented berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
Colorful vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, spinach, etc.)
Milk and dark chocolate
You may want to consider trying a “white diet,” which includes foods that are white in colour or colourless for 10-14 days following your treatment. Below are some foods and beverages that are safe for your teeth after whitening:
Examples of foods you can eat:
White fish (cod, tilapia, haddock, etc.)
Cereal without any artificial coloring or dyes
Cheese without any artificial coloring or dyes
Vanilla ice cream
Examples of beverages you can drink:
Still or sparkling water (unflavored)
Clear alcohol with clear mixers (gin and tonic, vodka and club soda, etc.)