Whether or not you’ve thought about it, there is no escaping the hype around teeth whitening or for that matter, the massive range of products jumping out at you as you stroll down the beauty aisle at the local supermarket.
Is teeth whitening safe?
It is completely safe. Furthermore, if you are using over-the-counter products that have not been certified by the Medical Board, the response is no. If you’re going to have a cosmetic or general dentist, there’s no safety concern. Shop our whitening kit here
Can the procedure cause pain?
The procedure is not painful. What’s important is to come in beforehand to have a consultation to check on teeth and gum sensitivity and remedy that before we proceed with the whitening.
What are the risks or side-effects of whitening?
There are no risks involved. However, as I explained in the case of people with sensitive teeth or gums, we are helping to remedy this prior to the procedure. There is a bit of sensitivity to be expected at least 24 hours after the procedure, but it is not weakened. We also provide a soothing gel that reduces sensitivity after the procedure. You can contact us prior to booking an appointment to find out if we have any whitening specials available. Book your 30-minute session.
How is whiteness maintained after the procedure?
How much does it cost and will the medical aid cover it?
Because whitening is an aesthetic procedure, medical aids will not cover it. You could always chat to us about a payment plan.
How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke
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