HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Instantly! A 20min session will show brighter results of 6-8 shades and a double 40min treatment will show brighter results of 8-12 shades.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WHITEN?
The beauty of our in-salon treatment is results can last up to 6 months with correct aftercare! But the treatment is gentle enough to have done every week.
IS THIS PERMANENT?
No, teeth whitening isn’t permanent – stains will build up again over time.
I’M A SMOKER WILL THIS HELP?
Yes, teeth whitening works really well on yellow stains so you will see a noticeable result as the whitening will remove the tobacco stains.
CAN I STILL DRINK COFFEE/TEA?
It’s not recommended to have any tea/coffee or dark foods in the first 3 hours, including smoking. For best results the first meal after your whitening treatment should be white (banana, yoghurt, milk, rice etc) this will help your results last so much longer. After this time, dark foods including tea/coffee are ok, but the stains may build up faster and you may need to whiten every 3 months or so.
CAN I WHITEN IF I HAVE BRACES?
Unfortunately, no you can’t – whitening may interfere with the glue holding your braces on and will cause uneven whitening. Best to wait until you have your braces off.
I’M PREGNANT/BREASTFEEDING, CAN I WHITEN MY TEETH?
We cannot whiten while you’re pregnant or breast feeding.
DOES IT WORK ON VENEERS?
Whitening might remove some stains from your veneers, but will only whiten natural tooth enamel. However, we have had amazing results with veneers in the past.
I HAVE HOLES IN MY TEETH, CAN I STILL WHITEN?
We don’t recommend whitening while you have holes in your teeth. If your teeth aren’t in a healthy state we recommend seeing a dentist for advice first.
CAN I GET TEETH WHITENING IF IM UNDER 18?
We don’t recommend whitening for anyone under 18 – their pulp (nerve) is still exposed and will be sensitive.
DO I NEED TO SEE A DENTIST BEFORE WHITENING?
We do recommend you see your dentist for a scale and clean before your first whitening treatment.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN’T WHITEN?
We do not recommend whitening for the following:
Children under the age of 18 as the pulp (nerve of the tooth) is enlarged until this age and whitening will cause irritation and sensitivity.
Pregnant and breastfeeding, however you can seek advice from your obstetrician/paediatrician.
People with health-related issues – e.g. colitis or crohn’s as these health issues can cause damage to your enamel. We recommend you seek advice from your GP or dentists before buying if you have:
Overly sensitive teeth
Have had recent oral surgery
CAN I WHITEN CAPS, CROWNS, FILLINGS OR VENEERS?
Whitening will NOT whiten your crowns, caps, fillings or veneers. Whitening gel will only whiten natural tooth enamel. However, if there are any external food or drink stains on these restorations they will come off. The actual colour of the filling, cap, veneer or crown will not be altered. Any restorations on your front teeth may need to be replaced after the whitening process is finished. If mould material gets trapped underneath the wire or bridge, it can loosen your bonded retainer/bridge or you might have difficulty removing the mould from your mouth. You may want to get the moulds made at your dentist if you have a bridgework.
DOES TEETH WHITENING CAUSE SENSITIVITY OR ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Pearly Smile does not give the same level of sensitivity as peroxide based whitening treatments although some people experience some. If you do experience sensitivity during treatment we recommend:
Let your therapist know and we can turn down the LED
avoiding hot, spicy or overly cold food immediately after your treatment
Sensitivity will generally last no more than 24 hours.
DOES IT WORK IF I HAVE FILLINGS?
Whitening is completely safe for your fillings and will remove some of the stains on your fillings.