Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re still not sure about our teeth whitening services, read some of our most frequently asked questions below, or get in touch with us to ask any questions of your own.
Is teeth whitening safe?
When carried out by an experienced professional, teeth whitening is very safe. We only use teeth whitening systems that are clinically proven to work, and teeth whitening should not in any way affect existing restorations such as fillings, nor should it erode or damage the enamel of your teeth.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Teeth whitening shouldn’t hurt, though some patients may experience some sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure which is expected since it is a cosmetic procedure. This should only last a few days at most.
Is professional teeth whitening better than at-home teeth whitening?
When your teeth are whitened professionally by a dentist, your dentist will choose a whitening formula designed specifically for your teeth. This maximises the efficacy of professional teeth whitening, as well as ensures that your teeth are whitened using the safest possible formula for your teeth. Comparatively, over-the-counter teeth whitening products are less effective and carry more risks.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is a quick and efficient way to make your teeth whiter in a single session, though over time the effects of teeth whitening can reduce, particularly if you drink coffee or smoke, or take part in other activities that might contribute to faster staining. However, this can be corrected at home using maintenance whitening kits, which we can provide you with.