Frequently asked questions about Teeth Whitening
- How many treatments will I need?
Most will only require one visit and your results are visibly lighter for up to 18 months. The treatment is provided at our clinic and normally takes less than one hour. After the simple and comfortable process you will see the immediate benefits of significantly whiter teeth.
- The Treatment
You can rest assured that the whitening procedure is only carried out by our Harley Street qualified Cosmetic Technicians. After an initial consultation we will discuss your expectations and possible results. The treatment is non-invasive and begins with an application of our whitening gel to the front teeth. The Magenta LED then activates the product and immediately begins the lightening process by swiftly penetrating the enamel of the teeth. A power booster treatment takes 20 minutes and is usually for previously lightened teeth, and a full treatment consists of two to three 20 minute applications. It really is possible to achieve dramatic results of up to ten shades lighter in an hour.
- Are there any restrictions on teeth whitening - do I qualify?
Treatment will not be offered to those with chemically induced asthma, pregnancy or breast feeding, under 18 years, on certain medication, or undergoing dental treatment. Please speak to a member of staff who can ask your medical questions, before booking.
- What is teeth whitening?
It is a process that lightens the discoloration of your teeth.
Who may benefit from LoveLite Teeth Whitening?
Almost everyone. Today it is quite possible for you to get the extreme makeover smile formerly reserved for the rich and famous. LoveLite Magenta teeth whitening system is ideal for patients who have healthy unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile. The LoveLite whitening process is most effective on moderately discoloured teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, take longer to respond to treatment. The degree of whiteness will vary between individuals, depending on the structure of the teeth and the duration of time that the system is used.
- Is the process safe?
Research indicates that the solution that is used for whitening the teeth has been safely used for many years.
- How long does it take?
Results will be seen IMMEDIATELY and will continue to improve over the next 24 hours as the gel will still be active. Some whitening is usually visible within 20 minutes of activating the LED. Within an hour every patient will see whiter, brighter teeth.
- Does it hurt?
LoveLite uses a NEW revolutionary Magenta system which de-sensitises and soothes the gums and teeth at the same time as creating amazing whitening results! Most clients enjoy a comfortable relaxing treatment free from sensitivity.
- Will it damage my enamel?
No, it’s a gentle treatment that does not affect the enamel.
- Can it whiten crowns or veneers?
Yes, you should expect that they return to their original colour.
- How white will my teeth become?
This depends on the level of discolouration. LoveLite treatments are particularly effective for removing tobacco, coffee and red wine stains. However we cannot gaurentee how long your results will last or how white your teeth will whiten too.
- How long will the results last?
We state that on average the treatment last between 12-18 months depending on various factors such as smoking and regularly consuming staining agents. Again Lovelite cannot guarantee how long your results will last and booster sessions maybe required.
- What causes teeth discolouration?
There are many causes. The most common include ageing and consumption of staining substances. These substances may include coffee, tea, colas, red wine, tobacco, tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, nerve degeneration, and old restorations.