How long does a treatment take?
Allow approximately 75-90 minutes to achieve maximum results. Please note this time includes consultation time.
What results can be expected?
This depends on each individual and the extent of discoloration, generally from 5-14 shades lighter can be achieved. The more stained your teeth the more dramatic the result will be. Teeth whitening whether done by a dentist or another technician will not whiten your tooth enamel the process will bleach the stains on the surface of your teeth. The results are also relevant to how regularly you have a teeth whitening procedure or use home whitening treatments. Where whitening is done every 6-12 months it is considered a maintenance procedure and results will be less dramatic.
Should teeth whitening be done by a Dentist?
Teeth whitening is purely cosmetic and non dental. The products we use are gentler than and just as effective as those used by the dentist. All our products are Australian compliant and produced to the highest standards. Teeth whitening, no matter who does it bleaches stains from the surface of the teeth it does not whiten enamel.
Is teeth whitening safe?
We offer the latest whitening gel approved for use in Australia. Our gel is gentle and safe, problems are extremely rare. Teeth Whitening is safe for crowns and veneers although these will not lighten as much as natural teeth.
Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?
Teeth whitening is a treatment most people want and can have, however, it is not recommended for children under 16 years of age or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not have a teeth whitening treatment if you have gum disease or are requiring dental work.
How long will a teeth whitening treatment last?
Teeth will maintain their fresh new appearance for around one year. Re-staining depends largely on diet and lifestyle. Smoking, coffee, tea, fruit juice, sodas all staining foods and beverages will eventually re-stain the surface of your teeth.
Does age make a difference?
Age plays a big part in the results achieved in teeth whitening. Younger clients will have stronger, healthier enamel which means the stains will stay on the surface of the teeth and good results are generally achieved. As we age enamel becomes thinner and microscopic cracks appear trapping the stains. A good example for this is china; you will notice as your dinnerware ages it becomes stained and has cracks in the surface which scrubbing will no longer remove. This is the same with tooth enamel.
Which stains will get the best results?
Certain discoloration will respond to whitening better than others. Yellow stains are usually the easiest to lift as they are generally on the surface of the teeth and are caused mainly through foods and drinks. These stains have a high to moderate chance of lifting. Brown stains tend to work deeper into the enamel and can even be part of the natural tooth enamel. Brown is often a product of the aging process. (more about this in the next paragraph) These stains have a moderate to low chance of lifting. Grey stains are generally inside the tooth which is called intrinsic staining. Causes are usually a dead nerve or the use of medications. This discoloration is on the inside of the tooth and teeth whitening will not be effective.
How long will my Regalsmile teeth whitening results last?
Regalsmile teeth whitening treatments initially help to reduce existing stains, but through day to day consumption of things such as Soft drinks, coffee and highly coloured foods, your teeth may eventually become discoloured again. Regular maintenance with the Regalsmile treatment can help combat recurring discoloration.
What causes teeth to discolour or become stained?
The most common factors underpinning teeth discoloration include the consumption of highly coloured foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine and berries. Please note that smoking and some medication can also causes serious discoloration.