What is the Smartbleach®procedure/treatment?
Smartbleach® is a teeth-whitening procedure using a laser. It removes stains which cannot be removed by brushing or polishing.
How long does it take?
Usually about one hour.
How many treatments do I need?
A single treatment is all that is needed in the vast majority of patients. Certain special stains, for example antibiotic staining from childhood, may need two or even three treatments.
How long does it last?
Assuming you look after your teeth normally, experience in Europe has shown that the benefits of Smartbleach® last for years.
Can you show me the improvement I can expect?
Yes, we can show you on a shade chart and we will guarantee this degree of improvement.
Does it hurt?
No. Most patients feel nothing. Some patients report a tingling sensation during the treatment. No anaesthetic injections are needed and no needles are used.
Will my teeth be sensitive afterwards?
Some patients have mildly sensitive teeth for up to 24 hours after the treatment.
Who does the treatment?
A Smartbleach® approved dentist such as at David Cox Dental. These dentists have been specifically trained in the Smartbleach® laser technique.
How does Smartbleach® work?
The dentist applies patented Smartbleach® gel to your teeth. Pure green laser light is then shined onto the gel. There is a specific interaction between the Smartbleach® laser light and the gel which whitens the teeth. This gel is exclusive to Smartbleach® and is the reason for the superior results.
Is Smartbleach® safe?
Yes. Smartbleach® treatment has been developed in Europe over the last six years. Studies have shown there is no internal or external damage to treated teeth. In fact a secondary effect of the treatment is that it actually protects against tooth decay.
Are my gums affected?
No, the gums are protected with a covering during the treatment and will not be affected in any way.
Can Smartbleach® whiten a damaged tooth which has become dark?
Yes. Smartbleach® will whiten any natural tooth and can be used on individual teeth.
Does it work on false teeth?
No. Smartbleach® only whitens natural teeth.
Do it work on veneers and fillings?
These are not affected by the treatment and remain the same colour. If they are visible they can be replaced.
Why is Smartbleach® better than other methods of teeth whitening?
It works! Smartbleach® is more effective and longer lasting than any other method of whitening natural teeth. Comparisons with other methods at two Universities in Europe have shown Smartbleach® to give the best results.