22 Jun Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions
Here at Live Life Smiling, you have a Newcastle dentist who can meet any of your dental needs, from cleanings to cosmetic procedures.
Our dentists are the best in the field and teeth whitening is one of our specialities. If you’ve never had the treatment done, it’s a good idea to find out more about it before getting started.
Here are some common questions that patients have and their answers.
How Long Does It Last?
One of the most common questions we get is how long teeth whitening lasts. It’s important to know that it’s not a permanent solution and will need to be repeated regularly to keep your results.
If you eat or drink things that stain teeth, such as coffee, wine, or tea, the results may not last as long.
The time between treatments ranges from a month to a year, depending on your teeth and how much staining they are subjected to.
Does it Damage My Teeth?
Some tooth whitening products may damage the enamel on your teeth. However, products that contain 100 per cent carbamide peroxide are safe to use and won’t hurt your enamel.
Keep in mind that if you have dental restorations, such as implants or a bridge, whitening products won’t work on them so you may have variations in colour throughout your mouth.
There is a wide range of whitening products to choose from and we can help you find the one that best suits your needs.
Will It Hurt?
If you’ve been avoiding teeth whitening for fear it might hurt, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no evidence that tooth whitening products damage your nerves.
That means that it likely won’t hurt to use the products. Tooth whitening products may cause minor sensitivity in the day or two following the treatment, but goes away after that, returning to your normal level of sensitivity.
How Much Does it Cost?
The final cost of having your teeth whitened depends on the product you choose and the degree of staining that you’re working on.
Dental insurance may cover some of the cost, but in many cases, you’ll have to pay out of pocket for the treatment. The procedure takes about 1 to 3 hours to complete.