Friday 20 May 2022
This blog post stems from common concerns that clients have had before deciding to get their teeth whitened. Everyone’s teeth are different, and everyone’s reaction to teeth whitening is different. We get a lot of common questions/concerns from clients, so we thought we’d go through the most common ones to help you decide if our service is for you (hopefully it is!).
Depending on how your teeth react to teeth whitening, after the treatment some clients may experience some white, streaky marks on their teeth. These are called ‘Striations’, and everyone actually has them. They happen over time due to diet and medication and aren’t normally visible to the naked eye. However, after the teeth whitening treatment they are more prominent as the teeth are dehydrated. After a couple of hours, they do fade, and your teeth go back to their normal appearance. Striations are not to be confused with Fluoride spots.
Fluoride spots are visible with or without a teeth whitening treatment. Fluoride spots occur during the early stages of childhood, when your permanent teeth have settled in. It happens due to the over-consumption of fluoride, which could happen without you even realising it. It is a cosmetic condition; therefore, it doesn’t damage your teeth, just the appearance.
Clients’ main concerns regarding fluoride spots is if they will get whiter with the rest of their teeth. Preferred results would be that they don’t get whiter and instead blend in with the rest of the teeth. While we can’t guarantee the prominence of the fluoride spots after treatment, from our experience, after a couple of sessions, the colour of the fluoride spots and the rest of the teeth tend to balance each other out which makes the fluoride spots less visible.
The main question when it comes to crowns/veneers is ‘Will they get whiter with the rest of my teeth?’. The answer is yes, to a certain extent. We say this because crowns/veneers will only whiten back to the original shade they were when they were first put in. They are not your natural teeth which is why they will only whiten to a certain extent. With past clients, the results have still been pretty good and the difference in shade between the crowns/veneers and natural teeth are still pretty similar to each other. Another common question that we get concerning crowns/veneers is ‘Will teeth whitening damage my crowns/veneers?’. The answer is no, our treatment process will not damage them in any way. The specially formulated gel that we use does not damage the bonding, caps, veneers, plate, porcelain, etc., and is exceptionally effective, with all of the teeth looking great on completion.
Sensitivity is a main concern for most clients, which is perfectly reasonable as no one likes the feeling of sensitive teeth. This is something we tell the clients before the treatment starts so they know what to expect. It is normal to feel sensitivity after the treatment (and possibly during), but it will only last between 24-48 hours. We also get clients who generally have sensitive teeth, if this is the case, we recommend the shorter sessions (45 minutes, 30 minutes, or 15 minutes), so the treatment is much more bearable. Otherwise, clients can take a short break during the intervals of 15 minutes when we re-apply the gel.
These are the main concerns past clients have had when inquiring about our service. We hope this has been helpful, especially if one of these issues is a concern for you as well. While we can’t always guarantee flawless results, we do the very best we can to take care of each of our clients and the concerns they have.
If you feel our service is for you, then come on into our Parramatta or Penrith salon and get your whiter and brighter smile! You can reserve your seat via this link. We’re located in Parramatta and Penrith. In Parramatta, we are on Macquarie St (inside Fitness First) walking distance from the station and Westfield Parramatta. While in Penrith, we are on Woodriff St, along a little arcade behind Allen Place Car Park. We are open 6 days a week, and we take after work bookings.
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