Frequently Asked & Important Question's
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
All treatment times include your consultation with the technician. For example.
Triple treatment may take up to 2 hours, usually due to clients extended questions in pre-consultation as it is their first time. However, generally, 90 minutes. It includes your pre-consultation and three 20 minute interval whitening sessions.
We advise 4-6 week top-up, which is a one 20 minute session. We offer a one-off 20% discount on your top-up only when you complete a booking for your first triple treatment on or before your actual appointment.
Double Top Up Treatment may take up to 50-60 minutes, and this includes consultation and two 20 minute sessions.
Single Top-Up generally 30 minutes, provides consultation, and one 20 minute session.
Group bookings typically exceed two hours, depending on how many are in one Bright Smile Beauty Treatment seating.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure which we take very seriously. We pride ourselves on ensuring our clients are educated and informed of the process thoroughly before treatment.
WHAT RESULTS CAN BE EXPECTED?
Results vary on the extent of the client's age, medication taken, discolouration from food, drink, and lifestyle choices. The more yellow-stained, the more dramatic the results will pend on the client's age and lifestyle choices, including food and beverages. Our clients regularly achieve an average whitening improvement being 5 to 10 shades whiter first treatment. All clients are informed to have a 4-6 week follow up after their first Triple Treatment to ensure a longer-lasting whitening.
WILL TEETH WHITENING AFFECT MY TOOTH ENAMEL?
Among the most frequently asked questions is, "does teeth whitening damage the enamel?" The conclusive answer is no. Teeth whitening gel will NOT damage or harm your tooth enamel. Enamel is considered the hardest tissue in the human body. ... Whitening products can cause temporary tooth sensitivity.
SHOULD A DENTIST DO TEETH WHITENING?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that is non-dental. The products we use are as effective as those used by a dentist. All our products are Australian compliant and produced to the highest standards. Regular dental checkup and cleans for better results. Bright Smile Beauty has a dentist we recommend for our clients should they require exceeding dental work. Please contact us for more information as we offer a non-health fund dental package to our clients.
IS TEETH WHITENING SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
Teeth whitening is a treatment most people want and can have. However, it is advised and not recommended for children under the age of 16 years old or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We actively inform not to have teeth whitening if you suffer from any of the following. Gum disease, feeling unwell, have been in contact with anyone with coronavirus, are taking antibiotics, have braces or Invisalign braces, porcelain veneers, leaking filling, cracked tooth, or are requiring any dental work. Composite veneers are ideal as with lingual brace placed behind teeth. It is essential you advise us prior and seek professional advice from your dentist or ask for our dentist details for a checkup.
DOES TREATMENT CAUSE SENSITIVITY?
Some clients may experience minor sensitivity (dull ache, sharp pain or hot/cold sensitivity) this usually lasts several minutes to hours after whitening. Still, sometimes longer, however, it never leaves any residual problem. It is a common effect as it is a cosmetic procedure; however, some clients experience no sensitivity. Every client is different.
Some patients may also feel gum irritation from the gel. It appears white on some areas where the gel has contacted the gum. However, we apply a free gingival barrier to prevent this from occurring. Should this happen, It will return to regular pink gum within 15 minutes or less. Staying hydrated plays a huge roll in recovery after teeth whitening, we strongly advise clients to ensure they stay hydrated. We very often find clients notice after their first experience of sensitivity it eases off, or they have zero sensitivity following treatments after that.
HOW LONG ARE TEETH PORES OPEN AND WHY AFTER TREATMENT?
Yes, we have pores on our teeth as with our skin. The pores in the enamel generally open during your session upon gel and light activating together, this is so the active 6% HP or CP, of agents can reach the stains beneath the surface of your teeth. Generally, two days after the whitening procedure is complete, the pores close back up, leaving the enamel in its original state. We advise you to maintain a white to light-based diet for up to 24-72 hours after treatment. Furthermore, information on what to eat and what not to eat are below.
WHAT TO EAT, WHAT NOT TO EAT AFTER Bright Smile Beauty TEETH WHITENING?
Teeth whitening with Bright Smile Beauty is a great way to obtain a brighter smile and enhanced self-confidence. Enjoying the most benefit from this gentle, effective procedure includes watching what you eat for the first day afterwards. In general, you should avoid foods that are likely to cause re-staining or irritate sensitive teeth. After a short time, you can resume a regular healthy diet, generally, between 24-48 hours, however lasting 72 or longer we advise you do so. Always drink or rinse with water after any meal or beverage.
Five Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening
Items to avoid:
- Dark or strongly coloured liquids are tea, coffee, red wine, cola, and tomato juice.
- Acidic beverages: examples are soft drinks, fruit juices, and alcohol in general.
- Foods with natural or added colourants are beef, soy sauce, ketchup/tomato sauce, bolognese, and chocolate.
- Sugary foods: cakes, cookies, ice cream, etc., can trigger decay-causing bacteria, causing tooth irritation and possible staining.
- Any item that fails the "white shirt test:" it's best to avoid any food that would leave a visible stain on a white piece of clothing for the first 24 hours after whitening.
So What Can I Eat After Teeth Whitening?
Good question; it may seem like your choices are severely restricted. In reality, however, there are many items you can enjoy during the post-whitening period. They include:
- Skinless turkey or chicken: remove any portions of fat or have the preparer do so if you're dining out.
- Whitefish: avoid healthy spices or coloured sauces.
- White rice, pasta, or bread: eat these in limited amounts, as excess carb consumption can promote cavities. Not suitable for celiac.
- Egg whites: Ditch the yokes.
- White cheeses: Lower-fat versions are better.
- Peeled potatoes: Mashed, boiled, or sliced. However, you like them.
- Cauliflower or white onions.
- Choose Skimmed or low-fat milk.
Snack foods suggestions
- Yoghurt. With peeled pear, apple or banana and grated or shredded coconut.
- Rice cakes with selected cheese (nothing too yellow, perhaps feta or ricotta or a can of plain tuna mixed with mayo or any alternative white/light base food topping.
- Porridge or oats with banana (avoid honey) use grated or shredded coconut instead.
- Fruit salad containing peeled apples, peeled pear, bananas.
- Just remember your teeth are still in the healing stage. Avoid anything that would stain a white shirt.
Other Tips for the Post-Whitening Period
Brush your teeth after having them whitened, make sure to use a soft bristle brush and a low or non-abrasive form of toothpaste. You may want to use a formula designed for sensitive teeth.
Drink all the plain water you like. It is useful for ensuring adequate saliva production. Filtered water and tap are best, as tap water contains fluoride. Yes, some fluoride in water is okay.
Tobacco products and vaping devices, dark-coloured food, and drinks can undo all the good you gain from teeth whitening. Your technician can recommend new medications that will help you to kick the habit for good.
WILL IT REMOVE MOST STAINS?
Yes, our cosmetic procedure removes most stains caused by smoking, drinking alcohol, tea, coffee, soda drinks, and healthy coloured staining foods. However, the more mature the client is, the more stubborn staining can be, especially if you commence whitening at a later age. Regular top-ups recommended reducing the discolouration quicker. Regular dental checkup and cleans are essential. Try and get in the habit of sipping water after each meal and drink if you don't already do, as food and drink residue sits in your saliva and persists staining. Brush, floss and mouth wash teeth 1-2 times daily to maintain a healthy habit and hygiene of your teeth. Remember to keep a healthy water option as oppose to soda drinks or high sugar juices.
WHAT IF I HAD MEDICATION FROM A YOUNG AGE?
Tetracycline teeth staining caused by the use of antibiotics is a deeper stain based on the enamel. Our treatment can be useful in most cases, with treated clients with tetracycline staining. However, not all clients will receive the same results on affected areas based on the duration of use with the prescribed drug. Do advise us of any medication you may be on before booking confirmation.
HOW LONG WILL MY TEETH WHITENING LAST?
We strongly recommend having a 4-6 week top up after your initial Bright Smile Beauty Triple Treatment and then every 3, 6, or 12 months after that. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle of food, drink, and plenty of water in your daily diet, including brushing (soft bristle brush) and flossing your teeth, manage regular checkups, and cleans at your dentist, your teeth whitening will last longer. Most clients have to maintain an upkeep every few months, for instance, any maintenance of cosmetic procedures and beauty salon treatments.
Other Tips for the Post-Whitening Period
Brush your teeth after having them whitened. But make sure to use a soft bristle brush and a low or non-abrasive form of toothpaste. You may want to use a formula designed for sensitive teeth.
Drink all the plain water you like for ensuring adequate saliva production. Tap water (pending location) is best, as it contains fluoride or filtered room temp water.
Tobacco products and vaping devices can undo all the good you gain from teeth whitening. Your technician can recommend new medications that will help you to kick the habit for good.
Keeping Your Teeth Looking Their Best Year-Round
Following some common-sense BSB care tips will help to keep your teeth looking their best 6-12 months out of the year. The following guidelines are especially important:
- Brush 2-3 times a day: you should brush gently yet thoroughly for a full two minutes each time, making sure to clean every tooth surface.
- Floss every day: this is crucial for removing plaque that brushing alone cannot reach.
- Eat sensibly: this means getting plenty of healthy foods rich in lean protein, calcium, vitamins, and minerals.
- See your cosmetic technician at Bright Smile Beauty a minimum twice a year: Regular checkups are essential. For controlling plaque and catching oral health concerns in their earliest stages.
Teeth whitening is an investment in a better smile and a more confident you. Keep it working for you by following the tips in this post.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RESCHEDULE, CANCEL OR REFUND?
We do not offer a refund for change of mind.
We understand work, family, and other commitments pop up. We are pleased to reschedule your booking, given 24-48 hours before the booked appointment. Our treatments and services are non-refundable nor transferable to other clients. We are a locally operating business that takes pride in our client's time and our services to them. Advise us early enough to reschedule your appointment. Should you not attend or arrive at your appointment, we reserve the right to forfeit your booking and payments made. Please ensure you do contact us before reschedule as we may offer your booking to another client. Refunds will are considered or provided were required following the Australian Consumer Law.
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