Frequently Asked Questions
The White House aims to always to achieve the best natural results, your teeth will go as white as they naturally can go, without looking fake white. Usually, we will get your teeth back to as white as they were when you were a teenager. The White House conducted a clinical study, carried out by our GDC registered dentists in the UK over a three month period recording the results from 178 patients. The results showed that 91% of all of these patients scored between 5 and 12 shades whiter after our 1-hour in-clinic teeth whitening treatment. For the 9% of patients that did not achieve these results, a 30 minute follow up appointment, which we provide free of charge achieved the desired results for most of them. The results are dependent on the type of staining and the mineral content contained within your teeth so results will, therefore, vary between individuals. We are so confident in our results that we have a full money-back guarantee, that we will achieve at least 5 shades whiter on the Vitapan Shade guide.
The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes, but when you come in we will go through everything with you and do a small consultation to access suitability, 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.
No, at the White House we use a patented whitening gel that contains natural ingredients which enables us to get superior results without experiencing any sensitivity, during or after the whitening procedure.
Usually, on average, it would take about 1-2 years to come back to the original shade that you were before coming into us. The natural re-staining process begins after you leave the clinic so higher consumption of dark staining food and drinks like tea, coffee, red win or smoking as well as the mineral content of your teeth and your own personal aftercare routine, all have a factor on how long the results last. We have an advanced home whitening maintenance kit which used for 30 minutes every 3-4 weeks will keep your teeth white for up to 2 years, if you would prefer to be seen by our qualified dentist for an appointment we can do a top-up treatment for €75. Both of these can be discounted if you purchase on the day of your treatment so ask your dental professional about the different options and discounts available.
No, 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.
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.
Yes, our teeth whitening treatment can be done with crowns veneers or false teeth, however, it is not designed to whiten the false teeth veneers or crowns, all your natural teeth will be whitened as normal and the white fillings or crowns will get cleaned and remove stains and plaque that may have built up on the crowns restoring them to their original colour.
False teeth or crowns don’t have pores, dentin or enamel, therefore they do not discolour the same way as your natural teeth will, if the crowns have been in for a number of years you will probably notice the shade difference between your crowns and your natural teeth thefore, when the treatment is done your teeth will usually get whitened back to the shade that they were when the crowns were put in. If the crowns were put in recently to match your darker shade we would not recommend whitening your natural teeth as the new darker crowns will not match. If you are planning to have a crown, bridge, filling or false tooth, it is recommended that you first have your teeth whitened first so your dentist will then be able to match the shade of the false tooth to your new colour.
In any case, we will always do a no-obligation consultation to discuss the expected outcome and we can tailor each treatment for the individual, making sure that we don’t get any unwanted results.
Although 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 stains that have built up on the teeth will all be removed during the whitening treatment, but 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 and we cannot remove any built-up plaque.
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 than that, just floss and brush on the day before coming in.
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.
Although there are no known side effects The White House do not undergo the treatment if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding or under the age of 18