How white will my teeth go?
Tests prove that teeth score between 5 and 12 shades whiter. This is dependent on the type of staining and the mineral content contained within your teeth so results will therefore vary between individuals. Generally speaking, we will get your teeth to as white as they were when you were a teenager or as white as they can naturally go, either way you will have shiny white teeth.
How long does it take?
The treatment itself takes between 30 – 40 minutes, we tailor every treatment to each individual to get the best results possible. When you come in we will go through everything with you and do a consultation so it usually takes about an hour in total. That is the complete treatment and you will see the results immediately after you have finished.
Is the treatment painful?
There is no pain involved in having our treatment, no needles or anything like that it is quite a comfortable experience.
Will my teeth feel sensitive afterwards?
We find that about find that about 1 in 10 people will feel temporary sensitivity afterwards and this is something that would last, in a worst case scenario for 24 hours. Very rarely we will get someone that will feel sensitivity during the treatment which means that you have hypersensitive teeth. In this case we have gels that are formulated specifically for people with hypersensitive teeth, and will change over to that gel at any point during the treatment if necessary.
How long does the treatment last?
The results last depending on your lifestyle, however it would on average take about 2 years to come back to the original shade that you were before coming into us. Normally we will get your teeth back to a shade they were when you were a teenager and then you will start the natural re-staining process as you were prior to having them whitened. We have a great offer on at the moment of €195 for the complete treatment which included a free re-treatment valid for 18 months after having them whitened, at which time it should last you another 18-24 months after that session.
Is the process harmful to teeth?
No, the effect on teeth is no different to the effect from commonly ingested foods or regular dental procedures. Our professional Teeth Whitening system has been proven to have no short or long term negative effects on the enamel of teeth, on the dentin of teeth or the gums. In fact it is specially formulated to improve general oral health, while whitening.
I’m getting married when should we get our teeth whitened?
Usually a good time to come in and get your teeth whitened would be about 3 weeks before getting married. If you wish to have them whitened sooner we would suggest to have them done and then use your free or discounted top-up again maybe a week before the wedding this way you will already know where we are and what to expect. The top-up treatment only takes 20 minutes and we get very good results with this if you have had them whitened within the last 12 months.
Will the treatment whiten crowns, veneers or false teeth?
The treatment is not designed to whiten caps, crowns or false teeth, it will however clean and restore the false teeth back to their original colour. It will remove all stains and plaque that may have built up on them and the natural teeth will be whitened as normal. Over time the false teeth or crowns will tend not to discolour as much as your natural teeth. If the crowns have been in for 4 years or more then you will probably notice the shade difference and when the treatment is done the teeth will get whitened back to the shade that they were when the crowns were put in.
In any case we will always do a no obligation consultation to make sure that we will achieve the desired results, which quite often will differ from person to person, depending on your own personal preferences. we can tailor each treatment for each individual. If you are planning to have a crown, bridge, filling or false tooth, it is recommended that you first have your teeth whitened. Your dentist will then be able to match the shade of the false tooth to your new colour.
Do I need to get a scale and polish before having my teeth whitened?
It is not necessary to have a scale and polish specifically prior to getting your teeth whitened, we would of course, recommend your regular visits to the dentist so just go whenever you are due. Any plaque or stains that have built up on the teeth as well as stains that have built up deep within the teeth will all be removed during the whitening treatment anyway, again this is not a replacement for having a scale and polish as we only whiten about 18 front facing teeth that are in the natural smile. It would be necessary for you to have a scale and polish prior to having your teeth whitened if you have visible calculus (or tartar) built up on the outside of the teeth. Other then that just floss and brush on the day before coming in.
How soon can I get an appointment?
This is dependent on your own flexibility, we are open late nights on Thursdays and also open on Saturdays, if you would like to reserve either of these times you would need to book in at least two weeks in advance. If you are more flexible we might be able to fit you in within a couple of days notice. Please contact 01-8904613 and one of our technicians will book you in on a day and time that suits you. Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
We are also open Thursday’s until 9pm
Who can’t get their teeth whitened?
Although there is no known side effects it is not permitted by the White House to undergo the treatment if you are currently pregnant or under the age of 18
Is there a problem with the new law and hydrogen peroxide?
NO. The White House is rigorous in complying with all laws, Irish and EU. Please click here to see further details and information.