Frequently Asked Questions

FAQAt 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?

YES absolutely. Clinical trials and scientific research have proven that the ingredients and the equipment used by The Teeth Whitening Shop to administer laser whitening are safe for cosmetic tooth whitening purposes. The dental and beauty community in the USA has used these ingredients for performing teeth whitening for over 15 years. The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening System will not change or damage the structure of the teeth.

Is the procedure painful?

No – The Teeth Whitening Shop has created a formula using which the majority of our clients have not experienced any pain or sensitivity from this treatment.

How white could my teeth get?

After the laser teeth whitening procedure teeth shades can improve between eight and 16 shades, with an average improvement of 10 shades in just one visit. Results depend on how discoloured your teeth were originally, but the end result will be white teeth, guaranteed. At The Teeth Whitening Shop we do not charge our clients until after the laser teeth whitening procedure is finished, making sure you are always 100% satisfied with your new white smile. The Teeth Whitening Shop guarantees to improve the shade of your teeth.

Who should undergo The Teeth Whitening Shop  Laser Teeth Whitening procedure?

The laser teeth whitening procedure provides incredible whitening results for anyone who wants to cosmetically whiten their teeth. The Teeth Whitening Shop system is especially good for people with teeth that have been stained by smoking or by substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, curry sauce, etc. The  laser teeth whitening system is also especially good for people with teeth that are naturally dark or yellow/brown. The laser system also whitens teeth stained by tetracycline, speckled by fluoride, or hereditary discoloration.

Who cannot undergo The Teeth Whitening Shop Advanced Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure?

The Teeth Whitening Shop procedure is contraindicated for clients who are pregnant or lactating. The treatment is also contraindicated for children under the age of 16. Additionally, clients with known allergies to hydrogen peroxide or glycols should not undergo the treatment. Allergic reactions to The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening procedure are extremely rare, however if the client was previously unaware of his or her allergy and has had a reaction to the treatment usually evidenced by blistering along the gum line and/or swelling of the lips and gums

How long will my teeth whitening results last?

This varies from person to person and depends on your age, diet, lifestyle, and weather or not you have tried teeth whitening in the past or not. At The Teeth Whitening Shop we believe in building a good strong relationship, and we aim to keep our clients for the rest of their lives. This question is always avoided by other companies — realistically your results can last over one year. Most clients enjoy repeat procedures every 12 to 14 months. Periodic top up treatments are recommended for clients who frequently consume coffee, tea, red wine or other staining foods and drinks or for those that use tobacco products. Top up treatments for some one with this lifestyle would be recommended every 9 months.

How often can I have laser teeth whitening?

As often as you like, as there is no structure or enamel damage using the teeth whitening shop laser tooth whitening system. This also depends on what kind of whitening results you want achieve from the whitening procedure. If you want to learn more about additional teeth whitening treatments you can talk to your technician about coming back in at a later date for future treatments Keep in mind that there is no limit as to how often you can whiten your teeth, however enthusiastic teeth whitening clients prefer to do a top-up sessions twice per year normally for events such as weddings birthday parties, summer holidays etc.
If I have crowns, caps, veneers, plates or bondings, will this treatment still whiten my teeth?
As with all cosmetic teeth whitening treatments, this treatment is most effective on natural teeth. If your dental work is visible when you smile, you should discuss your appropriate recourse for matching these items with your surrounding enamel with your dentist. The Teeth Whitening Shop will lift staining off any artificial tooth returning it to its original colour. Please note artificial teeth will have also become stained over the years from curry, tea, red wine and tobacco. The Teeth Whitening Shop laser teeth whitening system will remove such stains from crowns, caps, veneers and artificial teeth and will not damage any existing dental work.

What is the difference between The Teeth Whitening Shop Advanced Laser Teeth Whitening procedure and the other light-accelerated teeth whitening treatments?

The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening system uses high intensity laser whitening technology. The key to success with our technology is the use of a powerful fiber optic halogen light source. Clinical trials have determined that halogen light sources produce significantly superior whitening results than both LED and plasma arc lights, making The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening System the most powerful cosmetic teeth whitening system currently available in the world today.1 There are also several systems in the cosmetic teeth whitening market that use ultraviolet (UV) light as the source of their light acceleration technology. Not only are UV lights not as effective as halogen lights, the client’s exposure to UV light during the whitening treatment should be minimized, not maximized through direct, unfiltered exposure. The Teeth Whitening Shop Laser Teeth Whitening System contains an advanced filtration system designed to remove all harmful heat and UV light. Light from the laser is filtered through over 12,000 optical fibers and 30 layers of coated optical glass. With this system in The Teeth Whitening Shop delivers the most intense, tailored beam of blue high intensity light of any cosmetic system on the market without the risk of UV exposure and the hypersensitivity associated with other whitening systems. 

Further to that, our gentle, whitening procedure is specially formulated to produce optimal whitening results, while minimising sensitivity and leaving the teeth with a glossy shine following the treatment.
*1Patel A, Louca C, Millar BJ. An in vitro comparison of tooth whitening techniques on natural tooth color. British Dental Journal 2008:204(9):E15;discussions 516-7.

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.

Can i get a discount?

The Teeth Whitening Shop offers discounts for group bookings. Click this link to see our Special Offers page.