Frequently Asked Questions
The results do vary from patient to patient as everyone absorbs product differently. Professional whitening generally can last from 6 months to 2 years. On average, patients whiten in the chair 1-2 times per year, and/or use the take home kit every 3-4 months to maintain the shade.
You can eat and drink 60 minutes after your in-chair whitening. However, for the next 48 hours please take care to steer clear of staining food and beverages. This may include red wine, coffee, tea, dark sauces, and dark meats. Please also avoid smoking.
Some patients do experience some sensitivity during or after whitening treatments. We recommend sensitive toothpaste to help with this discomfort. Any sensitivity usually dissipates within 12-24 hours. If sensitivity persists beyond 72 hours, please contact a qualified health professional.
The process of teeth whitening is not painful but it can cause sensitivity. Patients may experience minor discomfort during the procedure and often report of sensitivity immediately after the treatment. We recommend brushing your teeth with sensitive toothpaste 1-2 weeks prior to your whitening appointment and after/as you whiten to ease the sensitivity. You will be given a relief gel after your appointment that will immediately ease any reactive sections. Sensitivity is expected to subside after approximately 12-24 hours of treatment. If sensitivity persists beyond 72 hours, please contact a qualified health professional.
When administered by a qualified dentist, teeth whitening will not damage your teeth. Global consumer protection organisations agree that the proper use of whitening products is safe after consultation and approval by a qualified dentist. Safety is our first concern. This is why patients must come in for a consultation before any treatment.
Teeth whitening is extremely safe, especially when completed at a qualified dentistry studio. There is abundant evidence showing that teeth whitening is a safe procedure. When bleaching in chair at Vogue Dental Studios, hydrogen peroxide would only come in contact with your enamel.
Hydrogen peroxide is deemed safe when administered and applied by an oral health professional. It becomes unsafe when the product is misused/overused or against the recommendation of your dentist.
Hydrogen peroxide/carbamide peroxide is very commonly used as bleaching agents. The colour of your natural tooth is de-pigmented and thus whitened by using the active ingredients in a variation of concentrations as recommended after an oral examination with the senior dentist. The product is applied directly to your teeth, either in the clinic during your in-chair whitening appointment or in your customised trays that you use to whiten at home.
Unfortunately, to maintain the results, whitening is not a treatment you do just once – extrinsic factors do play a part in why our teeth develop stains. Because of this, we recommend continuing and maintaining your whitening treatments either at home or at a qualified dental practice. The best way to prolong the life of your new brighter smile is by improving your overall dental hygiene through consistent brushing, flossing and rinsing. Upholding your six-monthly dental clean and check-ups is essential to conserving your pearly whites (and making sure they stay white!). We recommend in chair whitening 1-2 times per year to cosmetically enhance the shade of your teeth, just as you would maintain your hair, nails or lashes, teeth need maintenance too.
Less is definitely more! We will show you a step by step guide on how to use your personalized take home whitening kit effectively at your appointment. The tiniest amount should be distributed as using more doesn’t mean better results – it only means wasted bleach and potential burnt gums!
At Vogue Dental Studios, we do not recommended any whitening treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as not enough research has been put into the side effects of doing so.
The titanium metal is completely safe and is the same material used in bone surgery.
Each person reacts and heals differently after dental implant surgery. Depending on your personal threshold and discomfort, our patients commonly are able to return to work the day after the implant procedure. We will thoroughly discourse this prior to your appointment.
Dental implants are suitable for most people with missing teeth. How your body reacts to the implant is dependent on a multitude of factors:
Your existing bone tissue and its health
Existing periodontal disease
Non-smoking (or at least quit during treatment)
Health of existing gum and teeth
During the treatment process, you will receive local anaesthesia. There should be minimal pain and we will do our best to make you feel at ease. You may feel some slight discomfort when the anaesthesia wears off but we generally prescribe medication to alleviate the soreness. We will always follow up and stay in contact to ensure you on track with the treatment process and healing well.