Teeth Whitening Questions
Naturally you will probably have one or two concerns if you have never experienced Blue Light teeth whitening previously. We answer most of the questions you might have below with the aim of reassuring you before you book your Smile Tec 360 whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening treatments were only available to celebrities, Hollywood stars, models and other public figures – but now safe, fast, painless and affordable treatment is readily available to almost everyone. If you have any other questions that we have not addressed here, please feel free to give us a call.
How does teeth whitening work?
Tooth whitening uses a safe whitening gel process and a low powered Blue Light to gently remove stubborn stains and other discoloration from the surface of your teeth without causing any adverse effects of damage to the teeth’s surfaces or enamel. This produces astonishing ultra-fast results (in less than an hour) that are immediately evident.
Once treatment has been provided your teeth will remain several shades whiter for 18-24 months in the majority of cases without the need of a repeat treatment.
Can Blue Light teeth whitening damage or hurt my teeth?
There will be no damage to your teeth or gums with the gel and Blue Light process that we use in our teeth whitening treatments. They are completely safe.
Is teeth whitening safe?
A thoroughly tested and approved whitening gel is used to ensure it is absolutely safe. You also have the added guarantee that Smile Tec 360’s consultants are professional and well trained in the best teeth whitening techniques.
We also insure the highest levels of oral hygiene. Teeth whitening using the bleaching gels and low powered Blue Light system will cause no pain or any damage to your teeth or cause them to crack.
Will I suffer any pain during or after treatment?
Everybody experiences different levels of sensitivity and although Blue Light teeth whitening is completely painless – and requires no injections, anaesthetics or drilling – a small number of people may notice some minor sensitivity to their teeth and gums after treatment.
Normally any sensitivity or very slight discomfort will dissipate after 24-48 hours and any level of discomfort is similar to the sensitivity experience by some when their teeth are subjected to hot and cold. If you are among a minority that experiences some mild sensitivity this can normally be eased by brushing your teeth with desensitising toothpaste.
I have dentures – will teeth whitening work and make them look whiter?
Unfortunately teeth whitening treatments cannot be used to improve the appearance of veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings and other dental work whiter. The treatment MAY remove some of the staining that may have accumulated over a long period on artificial teeth, but Blue Light whitening cannot make them look whiter than the colour they were when fitted.
Once I have had my teeth whitened, do I need to have further treatment?
In the majority of cases Smile Tec 360 treatments are long-lasting and the effects will normally remain for 18-24 months before a ‘top up’ treatment is recommended. It is recommend that you do not have your teeth whitened more than a couple of times a year.
Who will whiten my teeth?
One of our teeth whitening consultants who wil be professional at all times and who will has been specifically trained to a very demanding standard. They are fully insured and specialise only in the provision of Blue Light teeth whitening treatment.
Can I have my teeth whitened during pregnancy?
Smile Tec 360 advises you NOT to have your teeth whitened during pregnancy. Although Blue Light teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment, nevertheless we recommend that anyone who is pregnant or suffers from any medical condition should always seek the advice of their GP’s before having treatment.
Why does your Blue Light teeth whitening treatment so much cheaper than similar treatments offered by my dentist?
The dentists that offer teeth whitening normally do so as an extra service to compliment their other mainstream dental treatments. As we specialise only in Blue Light teeth whitening we perform a high volume of treatments every week. We do not have to employ dental nurses or work from a dental surgery therefore our overheads are lower.
Do I need to eat specific foods before the treatment?
No, there are no special food dietary requirements that you need to consider before having your teeth whitened. We reccommend that you follow some very simple eating advice after the treatment for at least 48 hours.
What if the treatment doesnt work?
There is no need to doubt whether Blue Light teeth whitening works. If it did not live up to our customer’s expectations our business would not be successful. Thousands of happy customers are treated using Blue Light technology every week and most recommend the treatment to their friends and family.
However, we must stress that the treatment will only work on natural teeth and NOT on veneers, crowns, dentures or other artificial teeth or fillings. We guarantee that the treatment Smile Tec 360 offers will make whiten your natural teeth by several shades to restore them to their original colour.
When should I think about having my teeth whitened?
You need to consider that Blue Light teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment. It will improve the look and appearance of your teeth. Whiter, healthier looking teeth will help to enhance your self-confidence.
With whiter teeth and a brighter smile this can help you to look your best before attending a job interview, are about to get married or going on a new date. As an added incentive, Smile Tec 360 offers discounted special rates to members of wedding parties that book their treatments at the same time.
I am only 16 – can I still have my teeth whitened?
Yes, providing you are accompanied by your parent or guardian and they agree to you having the treatment. We are governed by the law that requires you to be aged 18 or over before we can provide treatment.