Frequently Asked Questions
At The Teeth Whitening Shop we realise that you will have many questions about our laser teeth whitening system. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. However, if there is anything else you would like to ask us about, please feel free to contact us. We promise to reply to you promptly.
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Is The Teeth Whitening Shop teeth whitening system safe?
Is the procedure painful?
How white could my teeth get?
Who should undergo The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening procedure?
Who cannot undergo The Teeth Whitening Shop Advanced Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?
How long will my teeth whitening results last?
How often can I have laser teeth whitening?
What is the difference between The Teeth Whitening Shop Advanced Laser Teeth Whitening procedure and the other light-accelerated teeth whitening treatments?
What is the difference between The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth whitening and other teeth whitening products that I see for sale to take home?
The advantage of whitening your teeth with The Teeth Whitening Shop Advance Laser Teeth Whitening system is that you can achieve the same whitening results that would take you weeks and days (sometimes months) to achieve at home with over-the-counter whitening products or gum shield kits.
Will my teeth be sensitive during or after the treatment?
NO. The Teeth Whitening Shop product is very gentle. At The Teeth Whitening Shop we guarantee clients no pain or sensitivity during their procedure. However, a very very small percentage of clients may feel some minor tooth sensitivity, especially if he or she consumes very cold or hot foods or drinks within a few hours after the treatment. Therefore it is recommended that clients avoid consuming extremely hot or cold food or beverages for the first 24 hours following the treatment.
What is the difference between The Teeth Whitening Shop Advanced Laser Teeth Whitening and tooth whitening performed in the dental office?
The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening system is designed for use by aesthetic professionals within the cosmetic industry. The Teeth Whitening Shop whitening gel strengths are low ensuring a completely pain free procedure. However, The Teeth Whitening Shop has taken care to ensure that the light technology is the most advanced laser technology available to date (*2011). Providing you with a professional grade whitening treatment that offers less risk of sensitivity and the benefit of being performed in a comfortable, and state of the art teeth whitening facility.
What’s the difference between hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide?
The two most common active ingredients in teeth whitening are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide (sometimes called urea peroxide). While the two are very closely related, there are several differences that should be highlighted in explaining why certain manufacturers use hydrogen peroxide and others use carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is “pure” hydrogen peroxide. In other words, it is not combined with any other chemicals. During use, it breaks down into water and oxygen while penetrating through the tooth enamel and breaking apart the longer carbon chain molecules that cause visible stains in the teeth. This oxidizing process is what causes the “whitening” effect. Carbamide peroxide is hydrogen peroxide dissolved in urea crystals. As a result of the combination of hydrogen peroxide and urea, it is less powerful, weight by weight, than “pure” hydrogen peroxide. Although carbamide peroxide still has hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient, it has to undergo one more step before it can whiten. This extra step means that carbamide peroxide will act more slowly and will need to be on the teeth for longer. Hydrogen peroxide is highly reactive and is effective for only about 30-60 minutes once it has been released from its suspended phase. By adding urea, it becomes more stable and can be stored for longer periods. However, it only releases about 50% of its active ingredient in the first two hours. The rest is released over the next 4 to 6 hours. In general, hydrogen peroxide products are used for short daytime use and carbamide peroxide is used for longer overnight periods. In order to provide the most comfortable and effective whitening treatment, The Teeth Whitening Shop whitening gels contain very little hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient. This lengthens our treatment times, but it also ensure maximum results with no pain at all.