Frequently asked questions
Will teeth whitening damage my enamel?
How long will my results last?
Teeth whitening expectations
People with healthy teeth and gums but who have stains or a yellowish tint seem to get the best results. You will not experience any heat or discomfort. On some occassions you may feel a liitle tingling or perhaps a slight sensitivity.Teeth and or gums may be sensitive for a short period of time after the treatment.You may see temporary bleaching on the gums but this is normal and will disappear usually less than an hour. Your teeth will never be whiter than your generic traits. All teeth bleach differently. Possible white spots or demineralisation may appear on patients who had braces or have porous enamel, however will disappear within 24 hours.
Preparation before your treatment
If you have sensitive teeth already, it may pay to brush your teeth with Sensodyne toothpaste for 3 to 4 days prior to your treatment to reduce any possible but unlikely sensitivity.
• Do not eat or drink dark, staining substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce and cola
• Do not eat staining foods such as: beetroot, carrots, blueberries, and the like
• Do not smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco- containing products
• Do not use coloured toothpaste
MAKE SURE YOU DRINK LOTS OF WATER AFTERWARDS TO HYDRATE THE MOUTH TEETH & CLOSE THE OPEN PORES ON THE ENAMEL FULLY
Breakfast: -White bread (brown crust off), Natural yoghurt, Banana smoothie and milk
Lunch or Dinner: - Smoked chicken (no dark skin), Roast chicken (no skin), white rice, white pasta with white sauce, Potatoes (boiled or mashed) or Cauliflower - steamed
Dessert: - Rice pudding(no skin), vanilla ice cream, white chocolate cream or pavlova with
cream or yogurt
How frequently should I get my teeth whitened?
Depending upon the stains on your teeth you may require a second treatment.It’s ideal to have a second treatment within the 2 weeks of your intial consultation.Your aesthetician will advise you if you need to have a second treatment and will book your teeth whitening appointment.
How do I maintain white teeth?
One of the biggest issues with teeth whitening is the tendency for the teeth to stain again over time, especially in the first 24 hours of clinical whitening process. Dentists call this relapse. Most dentists deal with this by having the patient return for another whitening session or use at-home treatments that are very unpleasant and expensive, let alone very unattractive
Lovelysmile highly recommends our clients to use daily the 3 in 1 Teeth Whitening Pen to help maintain their new whiter and brighter smile. Your aesthetician will explain you the how to use the teeth whitening pen and give you the instructions.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth come in many colours. Some have a yellowish tone,some orange,some brown and some grey. The outside of the teeth, the enamel, is clear and glass-like.The colour that you see show through from the teeth structure under the enamel is called dentin. Dentin is the classified tooth bone just below the enamel. To whiten teeth, an oxygen action type whitening gel is applied to the front of the teeth to be whitened. Then whitening Accelerator Light system is applied to activate a fast safe whitening action.This whitening accelerator system powerfully accelerates the whitening process by high intensity blue light activating the gel within the microscopic pores in the tooth enamel as the whitening gel penetrates the clear tooth enamel bleaching out staining during the gels migration towards the dentin.