Have you ever had your teeth whitened or thought about it? This post is all about my recent visit to The White House Swords. I was recently invited out to try their one-hour advanced teeth whitening treatment. Although this post is in collaboration with The White House Swords all views expressed are my own.
I have never had my teeth whitened before but it is something I was curious about. I used to think that having the treatment done would make my teeth really sensitive.
Before I said yes to this I researched the treatment and after reading some reviews about it I was happy to go for it. The current cost is €99 as the treatment is on special offer and you can book this treatment online.
Upon Arrival to The White House in Swords, I was warmly greeted by the Dental Professional, she got me to fill out a consultation form and then she explained the treatment to me.
Before my treatment commenced my teeth were examined in relation to their current shade. Based on this the shade was chosen that would be achieved from this treatment.
Before treatment, my top teeth were a few shades whiter in comparison to my bottom teeth. As we got started my glasses and super glam cheek extractor were put on me.
|The shade guide used pre and post treatment|
|Treatment chair in Swords and it'sIt's so comfortable|
The treatment is carried out in 3 cycles, my 3 cycles consisted of 10minutes. Before the laser was put on my teeth, the whitening gel was applied.
|Whitening gel being applied in between cycles|
The therapist checked on my teeth during each cycle to assess my progress. After each cycle was complete she then reapplied a layer of the whitening gel and started the process again.
A Television was in the treatment so the time flew by. Overall I found the treatment to be very comfortable, it was near the end that I felt a bit of discomfort with the cheek retractor in, but that is to be expected. Your lips can get dry so to help with this the therapist applies lip balm and that really helped with mine.
After the treatment, I was advised to stick with white foods for 24 hours. It is vital to stick to this as you can undo the results from your treatment. Definitely get your coffee or tea fix before you go in. White wine is permitted so it's not all bad, basically, don't eat anything that would stain a white top. You can read more about the aftercare here My bottom teeth felt a tiny bit sensitive after but it went after 24hours.
It is important to note that the longevity of this treatment depends on the
individual's lifestyle. e.g. foods they eat, how often they brush their teeth, if they are a strong coffee/ tea drinker and if they smoke etc.
It is also recommended to use a whitening toothpaste to help maintain the whiteness of your teeth. Another good tip is to use a straw when drinking coffee, tea, and fizzy drinks this will help minimize the contact they have with your teeth.
The whitening treatment does not replace your routine dental visit and the treatment will not remove plaque. It is designed to remove build up of staining on the teeth.It would be a good idea to get your dental clean and check carried out before treatment. I had my last dental clean and check two months prior to getting this treatment.
|My top teeth shade post treatment|
|My bottom teeth shade post treatment|
If you are a bride to be and your thinking of getting the treatment done before your wedding. It is recommended to get it done 3 weeks before your wedding, this leaves time to get a top-up treatment before your big day.
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Happy Teeth Whitening,